RECIPE: Hummingbird Coffee Cake

The recipe for Hummingbird Cake, a southern tradition like Red Velvet Cake, was first submitted by a reader to Southern Living magazine and published in the February 1978 issue. There was no explanation of the name, but Food Timeline cites a 1985 article in the Arkansas Gazette that says the cake also was called Cake…
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FOOD 101: What Is Comfort Food

Banana pudding is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. Here’s the recipe for this version. Photo by M. Sheldrake | IST.   A tweet from FoodTimeline.org sent us to the site to drill down on the origins of comfort food. According to the site, the first record in print is in the magazine section of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Save Those Orange Peels

Don’t toss the peel! Photo courtesy IdaLovesGreen.com.   Some people prefer a banana, others an apple. Our go-to hand fruit is a bright, juicy orange. We eat enough of them to engender the question of how to repurpose the peel. Beyond zesting and making candied orange peel, we published a piece on what to do…
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