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: Pommes Anna, As A Salad Course

October 27th is National Potato Day. For your nibbling pleasure, we present a classic of French cuisine. Pommes Anna (photo #1), sometimes known in English by the less melodic Anna Potatoes, is a French potato casserole beloved for its crispy edges. It is presented as a beautiful round, then served in slices. It’s a special-occasion…
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FOOD FUN: Good & Plenty

October 24th is National Good & Plenty Day, celebrating the oldest branded candy in the U.S. It’s an American version of the licorice pastilles that have been made in Europe for hundreds of years. Good & Plenty candies are narrow capsule shapes of sweet black licorice, coated in both bright pink and white hard candy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Bagels

October 16th is World Bread Day. To celebrate the occasion, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky fulfilled a long-time goal: making homemade bagels. She finally found a recipe that overcame a barrier: “Traditional recipes call for lye, which is threatening enough to send me straight to the bakery, rather than the kitchen,” says Hannah. But then, a…
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