TIP OF THE DAY: More Modern Surf & Turf Ideas … Plus Spring Peas

National Surf & Turf Day falls on February 29th. Why would anyone choose to celebrate this tasty holiday only once every four years? That honor should go to, say, National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day, which happens to be today’s holiday (April 21st). Or how Kitchen Klutzes of America Day (June 13th), or Cheese Sacrifice Purchase…
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FOOD 101: History Of The Upside Down Cake & Cake Pans

If you’ve never had an upside-down cake, today’s the day: April 20th is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Why are cake pans round? The answer is below, with the history of cake pans. With an upside-down cake, fruit is set on the bottom of the pan, topped with cake batter. When the cooking is complete,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Peas, Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

[1] Recipe #1, Spring pea dumplings (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Spring peas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Edamame (photo courtesy Burpee). [4] Recipe #2, a tartine (open face sandwich) with spring peas and other spring ingredients from Chef Alain Ducasse (photo courtesy All My Chefs).   Spring pea season is fleeting.…
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FOOD 101: The History Of Amaretto Liqueur

[1] Disaronno, the original amaretto liqueur brand (photo courtesy ILLVA). [2] A liqueur glass with the amber liqueur (photo courtresy Angela Bax | Pinterest via Flickr. [3] Domenico Reina’s store in Saronno. [4] Bottles of Disaronno from 1900   April 19th is National Amaretto Day. Earlier today, we developed a list of almost 40 ways…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What To Do With Amaretto

[1] The grandaddy of amaretto: Amaretto di Saronno (photo courtesy Illva Saronno S.p.A). [2] Homemade amaretto (here’s the recipe from Mantitlement). [3] Amaretto preserves (photo courtesy Telltale Preserve Co). [4] Pour amaretto into your coffee, or serve it as a chaser (photo courtesy Coffee Door Country). [5] Shrimp in an amaretto marinade (photo courtesy Kansas…
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