TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Curd Recipe & History

[1] Serve croissants or any bread products with lemon curd—including a raisin bagel (all photos © Bonne Maman). [2] A yogurt parfait with layers of lemon curd. [3] Mini cheesecakes topped with lemon curd. [4] Cake-in-a-jar: Layer strawberry preserves, cake, lemon curd, cake, and lemon curd. [5] Lemon curd is a great cake filling.

FOOD HISTORY: Galette Des Rois, Epiphany Cake (The Original King Cake)

Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6th, marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Carnival (which concludes with the beginning Lent). January 6th, which is 12 days after Christmas in the Gregorian calendar, is also known as Twelfth Night. It can get confusing to those not schooled in the tradition.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Biscuits Roses de Reims, Cookies For Champagne

Is there a cookie to serve with Champagne? Absolutely: Biscuits Roses de Reims (i.e., pink cookies from Rheims) were made to dip in a glass of Champagne (although you can nibble them without dipping, and can serve with any other sparkling wine). You can buy them online at Amazon and Walmart. Note that there are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spain’s Great Red Grape For National Tempranillo Day

November 8th is International Tempranillo Day—the best known grape and red wine varietal in Spain (the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in November). Its name is the diminutive form of the Spanish word temprano, which means early. It was so named because the Tempranillo (temp-rah-NEE-yo) grape ripens, and is harvested, several weeks earlier…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Wolferman’s English Muffins

[1] Pace yourself, and try the 15+ flavors of Wolferman’s English Muffins (all photos © Wolferman’s). [2] Yes, please: Chocolate Chip English Muffins. [3] Peanut butter and bananas for breakfast. [4] English muffin pizza! [5] It’s Pumpkin English Muffin season. There are also Cranberry Citrus muffins. [6] English crumpets. You can bake your own with…
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