FOOD HOLIDAY: National Gummy Worms Day

Cherry Cola Cupcake, with cherry and cola gummy candies by Goody Good Stuff. Photo © all rights reserved, courtesy Hey Little Cupcake!, a cupcake specialty shop in Manchester, England.   Today is National Gummy Worms Day. But not everybody can enjoy a juicy gummy worm. That’s because many gummy candies are made with gelatin, an…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Without Lettuce

In America, “salad” has come to mean a mixture of lettuce and possibly some other raw vegetables, generally including tomato for color, regardless of the seasonality or flavor. But that’s not the origin of the word. The word comes from the Latin salata, short for herba salata, salted vegetables, a popular Roman dish. The vegetables…
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