FOOD HOLIDAY: Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

This one’s a bit quirky. Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day is a “food holiday” for which one purchases cheese and “sacrifices” it to a mouse trap, in order to rid one’s home of mice. It sounds like a 19th-century British holiday to us, but we can’t find any knowledgeable references—just greeting cards to mark the occasion…
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RECIPE: Barack Obama Sushi

Barack Obama sushi by chef Ken Kawasuma. Photo courtesy MSN Japan.   Somehow we missed this back in 2009, and only recently came across it on the MSN Japan website. Sushi Chef Ken Kawasumi of Tokyo Sushi Academy took the 2009 championship title in Japan’s National Sushi Awards, with his sushi interpretation of President Barack…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Reasons To Use Superfine Sugar

Pick up some superfine sugar. It dissolves instantly in cold drinks. Photo courtesy Domino Sugar.   If you put sugar in iced tea or other cold beverages and cocktails, or make frosting, mousse or other uncooked desserts, you may want to pick up a box of superfine sugar. Superfine sugar, also known as ultrafine sugar…
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PRODUCT: Want’ems Wonton Chips

When we were growing up, chips meant potato chips or corn chips. Today, the chip aisle is bursting with choices. There are bean chips, nut chips, plantain chips, rice chips, tortilla chips and vegetable chips. And now, there are wonton chips. Inspired by the wonton strips served at Chinese restaurants (great for dipping in hot…
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