Shiraz Vs. Syrah: The Difference For National Shiraz Day

[1] Shiraz wines have a deep red color. Learn more about Australian Shiraz, the first “modern” Shiraz (photo © Best Wines) [2] Shiraz is a happy pairig with any kind of beef or lamb (phot © LT Bar & Grill). [3 Penfolds Bin 28 from Australia, one of the world’s great Shiraz wines. Here’s more…
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Creme Brulee Recipes & History For National Creme Brulee Day

July 27th is National Crème Brûlée Day, celebrating a French dessert that has remained on menus across the U.S. long after Coupe aux Marrons, Île Flottante, Mont Blanc, and other classic French desserts have disappeared from menus in the U.S. Crème brûlée first came to America with Thomas Jefferson’s return from France in 1789 [source].…
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Lamington Recipe & Lamington History For National Lamington Day

July 21st is National Lamington Day. What’s a lamington? It’s a sponge cake dipped in chocolate and topped with desiccated coconut that Australians enjoy at breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert. A kitchen accident, it is one of Australia’s most famous desserts (the other is the Pavlova). The classic Lamington can be single squares or layers…
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Chimichurri Sauce Recipe For Grilled Steak, Poultry & More

July 9th is Argentina’s Independence Day, Día de la Independencia. The independence of Argentina from Spain was declared on July 9th, 1816. Celebrate with this blender chimichurri sauce recipe and your favorite grilled food. Chimichurri (chih-mee-CHOO-ree) is Argentina’s national condiment. In Spanish, it’s a salsa (each Latin American country has its own salsa recipes). In…
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Wine Cooler Vs. Sangria: The Difference & A July 4th Recipe

[1] This “July 4th” wine cooler takes the extra step of cutting apple slices into stars. You can serve the same recipe all summer long with regular apple slices (photo © Daniele Aquino | Real Food Mostly Plants). [2] Find a good, affordable Chardonnay (photo © Boggle Winery). [3] Can’t find rambutan? Substitute lychee (photo…
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