FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 22nd is National Chocolate Éclair Day. Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has gone beyond mere classic chocolate, announcing the launch of a global éclair program helmed by the great Johnny Iuzzini, James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Le Méridien guests worldwide can indulge in a variety of modern twists on the Parisian…
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PRODUCT: Maple Water

Be on the lookout for maple water, the newest maple product from Canada. Photo courtesy Wahta.   Following the galloping success of coconut water, the next “tree water” to hit the market is maple water, made from the sap of the maple tree. Maple water is actually pure maple sap that is tapped in the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Buy Peaches

Summerset peaches. Photo courtesy Frog Hollow Farm.   This tip is from Pearl Driver, the marketing director at Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California (in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area) and Farmer Al Courchesne, a co-owner and farmer-in-chief. “Before I started working with Frog Hollow Farm,” says Pearl, I would…
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JULY 4th: Spicy Hot Lemonade Recipe

Jalapeño lemonade becomes red, white and blue with the addition of some blueberries. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   It’s easy to make a special July 4th drink. Just “heat up” a pitcher of cold lemonade with bright red jalapeño slices. Toss in a few blueberries and you’ve got a red, white and blue theme. For less…
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