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Let’s Talk About Eclairs

“Bon appetit” may be the expression the French use when speaking about enjoying your meal, but when it comes to la patisserie, there is nothing more fondly loved by France than the classic French éclair. The French are well versed in dessert, and... Read More

Let’s Talk About Raspberries

If a botanist were to tell you that a raspberry was not a berry but a banana was, you might think that something had gone wrong with his science.  Technically, a raspberry is a collection of a juicy drupe, but a berry means one thing to a scientist and... Read More

Let’s Talk About Turnips

Root vegetables may have strange shapes, earthy smells, and weird surfaces that present themselves as an ordinary everyday type of food. They are anything but ordinary, however. The “root” of these veggies is one of high nutrition with a high... Read More

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

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