FOOD HOLIDAY: Cappuccino History For National Cappuccino Day

[1] Pouring the hot, foamed milk into the espresso (photo © Olesyk | Pinterest). [2] A standard cappuccino (photo courtesy Truvia | Erika Dodge). [3] Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother, an electric frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Aerolatte milk frother wand, a battery-operated frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).   November 8th is National Cappuccino Day, a beverage…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Panzanella (Bread Salad) & A Recipe For Autumn Panzanella

[2] This autumn panzanella (bread salad) adds squash and lentils to the green (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Arugula: a delightfully bitter green (photo courtesy Park Seed Company).   Bread salad (panzanella), like French toast and croutons, is one of those delicious recipes invented by necessity: Poor people needed to get another meal from bread…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week (Revised)

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan De Muerto For El Día De Los Muertos

The Mexican holiday, El Día De Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. A celebration of the Life and Death of loved ones who have passed over to the other side, it has many festive traditions to honor them. One we rarely see in mainstream U.S. food stores is pan de muerto (also…
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