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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Red Candy Apples History & 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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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A New York Egg Cream

[1] The glass is contemporary, but the egg cream ingredients are classic. The recipe is (photo © Linda Schirmbeck | Fotolia). [2] With a soda syphon, you can get a bubbly head on your egg cream (photo © Make Your Own Soda). [2] Like mint? Try this chocolate mint egg cream recipe (photos #2 and…
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RECIPE: Make A Hurricane Cocktail

[1] A Hurricane cocktail served in the traditional Hurricane glass, fashioned after a hurricane lamp (photo © Alex 9500 | Panther Media). [2] The Hurricane is so popular that the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm has its own printed Hurricane glasses (photo © Bacardi Rum | Facebook). [3] Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum (photo ©…
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