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 Chocolate-Covered Nuts & Nut Clusters

[1] Chocolate-covered almonds with sea salt. Photo courtesy Paleo Leap. [2] For a bigger bite (and they’re even easier to make): chocolate-covered nut clusters (photo courtesy Lindt USA). [3] Nuts setting on parchment paper (photo courtesy Paleo Lezap).   November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, which made us think: Why don’t we…
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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: 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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