NEWS: Italian Food Remains #1 With Americans

Nation’s Restaurant News (NRA) reports something that may not even be news: Italian food remains America’s favorite “ethnic” restaurant cuisine. No other cuisine comes close, although Mexican and Chinese round out the “big three.” Sixty-one percent of the 1,000 people surveyed said they eat Italian food at restaurants at least once a month. By comparison,…
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FOOD FUN: Stovetop Elote

Elote, Spanish corn on the cob. Photo courtesy Good Eggs.   Elote is the Mexican version of corn on the cob, a popular street food. It is often grilled, then served on a stick with lime wedge, ancho chili powder and crumbled queso fresco. Elote is the Aztec (Nahuatl) word for what the corn on…
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TIP: The Right Beer Glass Makes A Big Difference

We’re one of the many people who likes to drink beer straight from the bottle. We believed, as with sparkling wine, that the narrower the opening, the more the carbonation stays in. A cold bottle from the fridge keeps the beer colder than a room-temperature glass. And, we don’t particularly care for a foamy head.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Folgers Iced Café For Homemade Lattes

We love iced coffee, but have some challenges: We never have enough room in the fridge to make and store a pitcher of it. We can drink several a day, so buying it can run into money—plus a lot of plastic into the landfill. Not every iced coffee we’ve bought has lived up to our…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pozole (Posole) ~ Not Just For Special Occasions

Much of what we know about Aztec customs is thanks to Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590), a Franciscan friar, missionary priest, scholar and ethnographer who traveled to New Spain* (current-day Mexico) after its conquest. Arriving in 1529, he learned the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs and spent more 61 years documenting their beliefs, culture and history.…
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