FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bologna Day & The History Of Bologna

[1] Bite into a bologna sandwich (photo © Francesco DiBartolo | iStock Photo). [2] Mortadella, the Italian progenitor of American bologna (photo © Heritage Foods). [3] You can tell mortadella by the pistachios (photo © Gate 74 | Pixabay). [4] Mortadella on a charcuterie board (photo © Maille Mustard).   National Bologna Day is October…
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The History Of Yorkshire Pudding For National Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 13th is National Yorkshire Pudding Day. Yorkshire Pudding is neither sweet, a dessert, or what Americans think of as pudding. In fact, it’s very much like a popover, an Americanized version of Yorkshire Pudding. (The history of Yorkshire pudding is below.) The difference: Popovers are baked in individual molds (like muffins), usually coated with…
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HOLIDAY: National Crab Newburg Day, National Lobster Newburg Day

National Lobster Newburg Day is March 25th, National Crab Newburg Day is September 25th. This article celebrates both of them The recipe for both is below.     WHAT IS SEAFOOD NEWBURG? Newburg or Newberg is very rich sauce of butter, cream, egg yolks, cognac, sherry, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, to which cooked shellfish—crab, lobster,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cape Gooseberries

If you’re not familiar with the cape gooseberry, the fruit’s short season begins soon. Keep an eye out, and pick up a box. The cape gooseberry is a close relative of the tamarillo and the tomatillo, as well as the tomato—all members of Solanacaea, the Nightshade* family. The genus originated in the Andes Mountains, in…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Trail Mix Day & A Custom Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. Make your own blend with the options below. While the concept of mixing nuts and dried fruit has been popular for millennia, “trail mix” as a concept for a modern, portable energy snack is relatively new. The term refers to a mixture of high-energy foods such as dried…
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