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Let’s Talk About Spices

Pepper and cloves and cinnamon and nutmeg are surely the spices of life, the very ingredients that fragrantly flavor our foods and add interest to our meals. What would a plum pudding or mince pie be if we had no cinnamon or nutmeg? How strange would... Read More

Let’s Talk About Soup

The dictionary defines soup as “a liquid dish, typically made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables in stock or water,” but I prefer to define it as the perfect meal for a bitter cold winter night! January is rightly declared as National Soup Month,... Read More

Let’s Talk About Gingerbread

The earliest versions of gingerbread didn’t always contain ginger and weren’t always bread. The Romans prepared panis mellitus with German wheat flour, honey, pepper, and dried fruit. The Chinese mikong (honey bread) is mentioned as part of the rations... Read More

Let’s Talk About Baklava

If you’re desirous of an interesting and delicious dessert for Thanksgiving and would like to get away from everything pumpkin, why not honor National Baklava Day, celebrated on November 17, by making this favorite from our Greek and Turkish friends? Baklava... Read More

Let’s Talk About Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkins are everywhere at this time of year. Pumpkin spice drinks, pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies – or you can simply stick to your jack-o-lantern pumpkin. If none of those autumnal treats thrill you, why not consider putting two favorite foods together... Read More

Let’s Talk About Limes

Lovely limes have their own distinct citrus taste, and they truly stand out among the grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, and lemons of the world. They are the most prominent citrus fruits in tropical climates and have one and a half times as... Read More

Let’s Talk About Tex Mex

Tex Mex cuisine is a little bit Texan, a little bit Mexican, and it makes for a kind of cross-breed of wonderful, salivating flavors.   The nickname Tex Mex first initiated from the Texas Mexican railway in the late 1800s. It was the Tejanos, Texans... Read More

Let’s Talk About Chicken

Chickens are such a universal food source that we often forget they were once wild creatures. The main ancestor of today’s chicken is called the Red Jungle Fowl, belonging to the genus “Gallus.” Originating in the southeastern part of Asia, the... Read More

Let’s Talk About Hazelnuts

June 1 is National Hazelnut Cake Day. Although we don’t give hazelnuts or hazelnut cake a lot of thought, the nuts that are the basis of this delicious cake have an interesting “nutty” history. A fascinating discovery was made in 1995 on an island... Read More

Let’s Talk About Crepes

A fancy way to say “pancakes,” crepes are the French word for a delicate, thin pancake that can be served as a tempting breakfast, an interesting appetizer, a tasty entrée, a vegetable-filled side dish, or sweetened as a luscious dessert. The word... Read More

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