TIP OF THE DAY: Stack Cake Party

Top: Strawberry Jam Stack Cake from Sweet Auburn Desserts, photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn. Here’s the recipe. Middle photo from TheSimpleElements.com. Here’s the recipe. Bottom photo from Maman Bakery Cafe | NYC.   Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? If you have nothing going on, why not round up a group of friends and…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Corn Chips Vs. Tortilla Chips

January 29th is National Corn Chip Day. Before THE NIBBLE, we thought that corn chips and tortilla chips were synonymous. They aren’t, as you’ll see below. The best-known corn chips in America are Fritos, which were created in 1932 by Charles Elmer Doolin of San Antonio.     FRITOS HISTORY Dolan was the manager of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What To Do With Your Panettone Or Pandoro

Some people don’t know the delights of panettone and pandoro, Italian Christmas breads that are now in stores nationwide from. In Italy they’re Christmas and New Year’s staples, given as holiday gifts. Some Americans have adopted the tradition. For years we had friends who’d receive them as gifts, then put them aside like so much…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Liqueur Day

October 16th is National Liqueur Day, so celebrate with a shot of your favorite. But first, what is liqueur? Pronounced lih-CUR in French and lih-KYOOR by some Americans, it’s one of a group of after-dinner drinks that also includes eau de vie, cordial and schnapps. Most people—including American producers and importers—use these terms interchangeably. But…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Sangria

Thanks to our friends Laura and Charles for reviving our interest in sangria, a Spanish fruit punch. At a light summer dinner last week, the sangria they served paired beautifully with every dish. Americans were first introduced to sangria at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. The Spanish Pavilion had three restaurants, and…
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