TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Ways To Serve Avocado Boats

A BRIEF AVOCADO HISTORY Spanish explorers in Mexico encountered new foods, including avocados*. Martín Fernández de Enciso (ca, 1470-1528) was the first European to describe them, in a book written in 1519. The Aztec name for the fruit is ahuacatl (ah-hwa-CAH-tay); the Spanish pronounced and spelled it it aguacate. The returning conquistadors brought avocado trees…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pimento Cheese Spread & Pimento Cheese Pizza Rolls

[1] A popular Southern snack: pimento cheese with bread or crackers (photo courtesy Wisconsin Cheese Talk). [2] Pimento cheese with crudités (photo courtesy 33 Greenwich | NYC). [3] Other subspecies are easily substituted for pimento. They’re sold as generic “roasted red peppers” (photo courtesy Kalyn’s Kitchen). [4] These pizza rolls are delicious with wine, beer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Pies & Pie Crust Decorations

What’s your favorite fall pie? We put together this list of popular options.   1. PIE TYPE What type of pie do you hanker for? For the autumn season, we particularly like: Apple and apple combinations, such as apple-cranberry and apple-pear Caramel apple, pear, pecan, etc. Cherry pie Maple-nut Maple-pear Pecan and other nut pies…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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FOOD HISTORY: The Accidental Invention Of Paper Towels

[1] The original paper towels were made by Scott for washroom dispensers (photo courtesy Scott). [2] An early ad (photo courtesy Period Paper). [3] It took years for housewives to realize the benefit of paper towels (photo courtesy Toilet Paper World). [4] We can’t live [happily] without them: Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels (photo courtesy Procter…
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