[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create […]

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March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball […]

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While National Pie Day is January 23rd, March 14th, 3.14, is National Pi Day. The date format 3.14 is the same as the first three digits of pi. The first 10 digits are 3.1415926535. There are many more: Pi has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Some people are […]

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[1] For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [2] Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [3] A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).   Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s […]

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National Margarita Day is February 22nd. Coincidentally, it’s the birthday of George Washington, who never had a tequila drink since Colonials didn’t know about tequila. The Margarita has become America’s favorite cocktail. Here’s the history of the Margarita. According to The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey, a snapshot of America’s eating and drinking habits in […]

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We love little bits of food trivia that help us make better choices. Here are five tidbits from nutrition Madison Linek, RDN, LD, a clinical dietician with Kroger Health (Kroger is America’s largest supermarket chain). Avocado. Some people go by a slight squeeze with the fingers, but you can find the perfectly ripe avocado by […]

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[1] A chocolate torte—a short, dense cake—topped with chocolate truffles (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] A coconut torte: one dense layer (photo courtesy Food 52). [3] A chocolate tart. Notice the chocolate crust around the perimeter (photo courtesy Pichet Ong).   Happy Valentine’s Day! If this chocolate truffle torte looks good to you (photo […]

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