ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH: Favorite Italian Recipes That Aren’t Authentic Italian

October is Italian Heritage Month, previously called Italian-American Heritage Month. It’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of Italian Americans, which in our case means the food. Beginning some 200 years ago, Italian immigrants in the U.S. with wonderful Mediterranean flavors and their home cuisine. Some of those recipes got enhanced with American ingredients, including lots…
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NEWS: Italian Food Remains #1 With Americans

Nation’s Restaurant News (NRA) reports something that may not even be news: Italian food remains America’s favorite “ethnic” restaurant cuisine. No other cuisine comes close, although Mexican and Chinese round out the “big three.” Sixty-one percent of the 1,000 people surveyed said they eat Italian food at restaurants at least once a month. By comparison,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Track Down Or Whip Up Some Malaysian Food

It’s both easy and hard to describe Malaysian food. It’s a culinary adventure: a blend of Chinese, Indian and native Malay cuisines, sprinkled with Middle Eastern, Portuguese and Southeast Asian influences including Thailand, its neighbor to the north. The cuisine represents the peoples who populate Malaysia, and those traders who passed through, dating back to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Count Plates, Not Calories

Restricting your food intake to meet those weight loss goals? Treat yourself to beautiful dishes, cups, and glasses. What you eat will look more exciting and taste that much better. Even a cup of plain yogurt looks tempting in a beautiful red bowl (don’t forget a sprig of dill). It’s how they make the most meager…
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