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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 Red Jungle Fowl was tamed to form our hens. More than likely, these chickens […]

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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 called Colonsay in Scotland. This discovery showed evidence of large-scale nut

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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 comes from the Latin crispus, meaning curly or wavy. These impressive pancakes fool

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Let’s Talk About Celery

What’s crunchy and fibrous, prepared chopped, minced, or diced, can be eaten cooked or raw, and is green all over? If you guessed “Apium graveolens” or you thought of “celinum,” you’d be absolutely correct and well-versed in the botanical and Latin names for celery. The celery plant is a wonderful vegetable, imparting its special flavor

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Let’s Talk About Sorghum

September 13 has been dubbed “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on September 13, 1839. One of his famous quotes on celiac disease is, “If the patient can be cured at

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