TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Corn Chip Day

Fritos, America’s first corn chip (photo © Mx. Granger | Wikipedia).   January 29th is National Tortilla Chip Day. What’s the difference between a corn chip and a tortilla chip? Both are made from corn or masa,* vegetable oil, salt and water. But tortilla chips are made from cut-up wedges of actual tortillas. That’s why…
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FOOD 101: What’s A Foodie? A Gourmet? A Gourmand? An Epicure?

Are you an epicure, gastronome, gourmet, gourmand or glutton? The Old Foodie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, takes on the discussion thusly: “In the lexicon of lip-smacking, an epicure is fastidious in his choice and enjoyment of food, just a soupçon more expert than a gastronome; a gourmet is a connoisseur of the exotic, taste buds…
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