FOOD HOLIDAY: International Cachaça Day

Celebrate International Cachaça Day by mixing up a Caipirinha, made with cachaça, lime and sugar (photo courtesy Leblon Cachaça).   Cachaça (kah-SHA-sah), Brazil’s noble spirit, was invented nearly five hundred years ago, one hundred years before the founding of its Caribbean cousin, rum. Here in the United States, cachaça is considered “Brazilian rum,” but don’t…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Dressing The Cheeses

Dress up your cheese plate with cheese condiments. See our list of the many different ones, from the familiar like nuts and dried fruits, to mostarda and wine jelly. It’s National Cheese Day, so invite a few friends over for a cheese-tasting party. Many people dress up the cheese tray with fruits and nuts—but why…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Asparagus Month

We lunched with one of our locavore friends yesterday. She lives in the country and benefits from the bounty of  neighboring farmers. We envied her. Don’t, she said—we’re eating asparagus daily and are about to scream! We can’t imagine that—to us, asparagus is a luxury that we can afford it. We wait impatiently all year…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Barbecue Month

As we begin Memorial Day Weekend, note that May is Barbecue Month and go out with a bang. We have plenty of recipes that go beyond the basic burger, to keep you well ‘qued through the end of summer. Review the basics of barbecue before you delve into the Grilling Hall of Fame (15 award-winning…
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