FOOD 101: Bao, Filled Steamed Buns From China

August 22nd is National Bao Day, a relatively newly-established holiday reflecting the increased availability of bao in the U.S. Baozi, called bao for short (and pronounced like bow-wow), is a traditional Chinese steamed filled bun (photo #1). Bao are served at restaurants as appetizers, made at home, and sold by street vendors. You’ll find them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Panini For National Panini Month

[1] What’s better than a sandwich, a grilled sandwich! Here, panini American style, with chipotle chicken, bacon and ranch dressing. Get the recipe from What’s Cooking, Love. [2] An electric panini press, no stove required (photo courtesy Breville). If you have a George Foreman grill, you can grill panini, and vice versa: you can grill…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamsicle Variations For National Creamsicle Day

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a flavor combination that people either love or not. We love it, and have even created our own variation, The Nibblesicle, with raspberry sorbet instead of orange. The Creamsicle was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established during the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®.…
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