PRESIDENTS DAY: More Favorite Foods Of The Presidents

Our 40th president was fond of chocolate mousse. Photo courtesy Nescafe.   Having just discussed the food preferences of Washington and Lincoln, here are more recent presidential favorites, courtesy of FoodTimeline.org: Eisenhower enjoyed stews and was a staunch meat eater, which was typical for his time. He knew how to cook, and liked to make…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Simple Syrup Recipe

Why buy it when it’s so easy to make? Photo courtesy Stirrings.   Granulated sugar does not dissolve easily in cold beverages. Simple syrup (also called bar syrup, sugar syrup or gomme, the French word for gum) makes it easy to add sweetness to drinks—cocktails, iced tea or iced coffee. Some people use superfine sugar…
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PRESIDENT’S DAY: Dine & Drink With George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

You won’t often find steak and kidney pie in the U.S. these days. But if you want to eat one of George Washington’s favorites, here’s the recipe. Recipe and photo courtesy Chatterbox Enterprises.   Some of us remember life before Presidents Day. Until 1971, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was a state holiday, celebrated in many states…
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