TODAY IN FOOD: It’s Surf & Turf Day

The classic Surf and Turf is a lobster tail and a filet mignon. Photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com.   Now, we must ask: Why would anyone make Surf &Turf Day fall on February 29th? Should we celebrate this tasty holiday only once every four years? Perhaps it’s put on Leap Day because of its ostentatiousness—it is, after…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Clam Chowder Day

Creamy New England clam chowder. Photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com.   We’re happy as a clam that today is National Clam Chowder Day. (Although as our colleague Philip has always asked, why is a clam so happy? It sits immobile on the ocean floor, waiting to be scooped up for someone’s dinner.) You can celebrate with New…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Tortilla Chip Day

Tortilla chips are made with yellow, white and blue corn. Riding the whole grain nutrition wave, they’re also made in multigrain blends. Photo courtesy Garden of Eatin’.   On the heels (perhaps too close on the heels) of National Corn Chip Day (January 29th), February 24th honors one of America’s favorite snack foods, the tortilla…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Banana Bread Day

To celebrate National Banana Bread Day, we offer you two recipes:- Peanut Butter Banana Bread from our friends at P.B. Loco – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from acclaimed pastry chef Pichet Ong, formerly of the Jean Georges Vongerichten empire and now proprietor of P*ONG in New York CityThe one tip we can give when making…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Sticky Bun Day

Be precise: Sticky buns have a sticky top, iced cinnamon rolls aren’t sticky buns. Photo courtesy Wolferman’s.   Some people would like to celebrate National Sticky Bun Day, February 21st, every day. Sticky buns, a breakfast pastry for the sweet-toothed, are also known as a honey buns, and are closely related to cinnamon buns, cinnamon…
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