FOOD 101: Crisp, Crumble, Cobbler ~ The Difference

[1] Cherry cobbler—the biscuit dough dropped on top of the fruit resembles cobblestones (photo courtesy Choose Cherries). [2] Peach cobbler (photo courtesy Zulka Sugar).   Do you know the difference between a cobbler, a crisp and a crumble? Have you ever had a betty, bird’s nest pudding (a.k.a. crow’s nest pudding), buckle, grunt, pandowdy or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Different Egg Dishes

A frittata, made on the stove top and finished in the oven or under the broiler. Photo courtesy Applegate Natural & Organic Meats.   You can have your breakfast eggs baked in a nest, boiled, fried, poached or scrambled or stuffed. You can make breakfast burritos and pizzas, Eggs Benedict and a library of other…
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PRODUCT: Tahitian Vanilla

The United States is the largest consumer of vanilla beans, using around 1,200 tons per year. Most of them are made into vanilla extract. Most of the real vanilla extract* used in the U.S. is Bourbon† vanilla, also called Madagascar vanilla. As a Mother’s Day gift for someone who loves to make desserts, how about…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fish Fillet Vs. Fish Steak

A salmon fillet: no bone, but skin on the bottom. Photo courtesy DailyPerricone.com.   You’ll note that some fish recipes, like the one below for Pretzel-Crusted Tuna, call for fish steaks. Other recipes call for fillets. What’s the difference? It’s all about the cut.   FISH FILLET To fillet (it’s a verb as well as…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Cook Fish

Lent began yesterday, the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday (this year on April 2nd). During Lent, observers recognize Christ’s sacrifice by giving up something pleasurable. Around the world, the most common Lenten practice is to give up meat. In the U.S., seafood sales soar during the six weeks of Lent. Whether you’re…
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