FOOD HOLIDAY: National Peach Melba Day & Peach Melba Recipe

January 13th is National Peach Melba Day, but why? Peaches aren’t in season until June. It was invented for a summer celebration! But, if you must have one out-of-season, you can forge ahead in the recipe below with frozen peaches.     PEACH MELBA HISTORY Peach Melba (its original title was in French, Pêche Melba)…
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COOKING VIDEO: How Is Candy Corn Made

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold during the Halloween season. The iconic Halloween confection was created in the late 1880s by George Roniger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, in Philadelphia. The first three-layer candy, it was made laboriously,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Whip Up This Red Candy Apples Recipe

Candy apples are a Halloween favorite. Photo by Margouillat Photos | IST.   Yesterday we published a recipe for caramel apples, also known as toffee apples. Today we present candy apples: the same concept, but with a hard, crackly red candy coating instead of the softer caramel. The practice of coating fruit in sugar syrup…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: National Creamsicle Day & A Creamsicle Cake

Many foods—from yogurt thousands of years ago, to cream cheese, fudge, ganache, ice cream soda and Toll House Cookies in the late 19th/early 20th century—were invented as the result of happy accidents. The Popsicle, first of the “sicle” ice cream novelties, was no different.     THE HISTORY OF THE POPSICLE & THE CREAMSICLE In…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Rocky Road Day

June 2nd is National Rocky Road Day. Rocky road ice cream is chocolate ice cream mixed with nuts and marshmallows, the “rocks” in the road. The original nuts, walnuts, were later replaced with toasted almonds. Over the years, the concept has been ported to fudge, cookies, popcorn and other sweets.     HISTORY OF ROCKY…
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