FOOD HOLIDAY: 6/19 Is National Martini Day

Shaken or stirred? Who cares—it’s ‘Tini Time. Photo courtesy of European Sources Direct. Ladies and gents, it’s not only Friday, it’s National Martini Day! So, here’s some martini trivia, and a link to recipes you can enjoy tonight, plus mix up for Dad and/or Hubby on Father’s Day. First, that bit about James Bond liking…
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RECIPE: Wolfgang Puck’s Lobster Cobb Salad

Today is National Lobster Day, so buy a few crustaceans and get creative! How about dressing one of America’s favorite salads with lobster instead of chicken? Here’s a Lobster Cobb Salad recipe from Chef Wolfgang Puck. LOBSTER COBB SALAD RECIPE Ingredients 2 heads romaine lettuce cut into thin strips 2 heads watercress 1 pound diced…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: International Cachaça Day

Celebrate International Cachaça Day by mixing up a Caipirinha, made with cachaça, lime and sugar (photo courtesy Leblon Cachaça).   Cachaça (kah-SHA-sah), Brazil’s noble spirit, was invented nearly five hundred years ago, one hundred years before the founding of its Caribbean cousin, rum. Here in the United States, cachaça is considered “Brazilian rum,” but don’t…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Dressing The Cheeses

Dress up your cheese plate with cheese condiments. See our list of the many different ones, from the familiar like nuts and dried fruits, to mostarda and wine jelly. It’s National Cheese Day, so invite a few friends over for a cheese-tasting party. Many people dress up the cheese tray with fruits and nuts—but why…
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