TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Cheeses

[1] Yellow tomato Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers | FB. [2] Artistic Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Great Performances | FB). [3] Watermelon Caprese Salad. You can also use mango and other stone fruits (photo courtesy Watermelon.org).   On the hot days of summer, lighten up on your cheeses. Switch the heavier blues, cheddars…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fondue For National Fondue Month

Originally a melted cheese dish, the concept evolved to cooking beef, chicken, chocolate or seafood in the fondue pot. February is National Fondue Month, so why not plan a fondue feast? THE HISTORY OF FONDUE The melted cheese dish originated in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. The word fondue itself is the past participle of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey & Food Pairings

Based on the plant from which the pollen is harvested, each varietal honey has a distinctive flavor and color. Photo courtesy National Honey Board.   Mass produced “supermarket honey” is blended specifically to have a generic flavor. As with table sugar, it delivers a uniform, sweet, simple taste to consumers time after time. But raw…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Coffee And Cheese

Pair a medium-strength cheese with a medium-roast coffee. Photo © Natalia Lisovskaya | Dreamstime.   Often there is more than one food holiday on a particular day. Rarely do we see a trio of food holidays; and January 20th is the only day we know of with four food holidays: National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day, a cause for celebration at The American Egg Board, the folks behind IncredibleEgg.org. They’ve developed this tasty recipe for deviled eggs with bacon and Cheddar cheese—delicious at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Servings: 24 servings (1 serving = one…
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