TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Crabmeat Day

The whitest, biggest chunks of crab—known as Jumbo Lump crabmeat—are also the priciest.   How can you celebrate National Crabmeat Day and still have change to spare? Here’s the secret: Those pretty puffs of lump white crabmeat on the buffet are up to three times the price of the darker body crabmeat. But the darker…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Cereal Day

Does National Cereal Day sound like nothing to get worked up over…because you enjoy that bowl of Cheerios 365 days a year? Are you bummed that it isn’t National Bacon Cheeseburger Day or National Apple Pie À La Mode Day? Show a little love, please! Cereals are wild grasses that were cultivated thousands of years…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Pound Cake Day

[1] Strawberry shortcake pound cake: Bake the cake in a loaf pan, slice it horizontally, and the strawberries and whipped cream. Here’s the recipe (photo © The Baker Chick). [2] Pistachio chocolate chip pound cake bundt. Here’s the recipe (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] In the summer, add fresh berries to the batter. Here’s…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Mulled Wine Day

[1] A cinnamon stick for garnish is optional. Here’s a recipe from Gimme Some Oven (photo © Gimme Some Oven). [2] We drink mulled wine from glass mugs (photo © Bodum). If you have stemmed glasses, now’s the time to bring them out (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash). Mulled wine with dried fruit (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Pairing

Not every type of peanut goes well with beer.   March is National Peanut Month. People (and bars) commonly serve goobers with beer; the idea behind giving them away at bars is that salty peanuts make you thirstier for more beer. But there’s an art to pairing peanuts with libations: German Hefe-Weizen beers, with their…
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