FOOD FUN: Let Me Out! Says The Crayfish

[1] Ready for his close-up: Our crustacean friend is holding a piece of lime, to be squeezed into the soup at the HM Grand Central Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (photo courtesy Pexels). [2] You can serve a larger bowl or a smaller bowl. We recommend a larger service plate under the bowlm so the…
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FOOD 101: Anisette Vs. Sambuca

July 2nd is National Anisette Day, a clear liqueur. Before commercial production, people made their own liqueurs (and made their own wine, brewed their own beer, etc.). The first commercial anisette was introduced by Marie Brizard in 1755. Many people confuse anisette with sambuca, another clear liqueur. Other sweet anise-based liquors from France include Pernod…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Tea

Today’s tip comes via one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. It’s blue tea, an herbal tea from Thailand that made its way here a few years ago. It still remains largely under the radar, except at artisan tea shops that blend their own teas. Butterfly pea flower tea is made by steeping…
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