FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chicken Cacciatore Day

[1] Chicken cacciatore served with pasta (photo © Evan Joshua Swigart | Wikimedia). [2] Classic Chicken Cacciatore (photo © Australian Chicken Federation). [3] If you want to save money, buy a whole chicken and quarter it yourself (photo © Good Eggs).   October 15th is National Chicken Cacciatore Day. Chicken cacciatore (cah-cha-toe-ray) is Italian country…
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Gummy Recipes For National Gummy Worms Day

[1] Gummy worms, invented by Trolli, are now made by a variety of producers (photo © Black Forest | Amazon). [2] Not just kid stiff: a sophisticated sundae. Here’s the recipe (photo © Infinite Taste). [3] What’s more fun than a blue frozen drink? One garnished with gummies! Here’s the recipe (photo © My Incredible…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Long Island Iced Tea

June is National Iced Tea Month, and June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. So enjoy a tall, cold iced tea. If you prefer something with a kick, you can add lemon or orange liqueur, some tequila or vodka, or your favorite whiskey. Or, you can make a Long Island Iced Tea, which contains no…
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Recipe: Turn Espresso Into Affogato & The History Of Affogato

Affogato: an Italian sundae. Photo courtesy Talenti Gelato.   When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When it gives you gelato, make affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). We’re perplexed as to why this quickie Italian sundae—a scoop of gelato topped with a shot of espresso—is rarely found on Italian restaurant menus in the U.S. Most of them serve…
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How To Make A Bánh Mì Sandwich & Banh Mi History

Bánh-mi, a Vietnamese submarine sandwich on a baguette. Photo © Ppy2010ha | Dreamstime.   A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANH MI SANDWICHES When Europeans colonized Asia, they brought Western bread to the table. In French Indochina, Vietnam, that emblem of French cuisine, the baguette, was introduced; as were sandwiches. Baguette-based sandwiches were called bánh mì (pronounced…
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