Lindt is the world’s largest premium chocolate company. The Swiss-based confectioner, which dates back to Zurich in 1845, has a U.S. production facility in New Hampshire. The company maintains quality while producing chocolate in volume, making Lindt Excellence chocolate bars, other bars, and Lindor truffles. Here’s a brief history of Lindt. Lindor truffles—a round chocolate […]

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[1] It’s not just cucumbers: many fruits and veggies can be pickled, like these pickled radishes. Add them to salads, sandwiches, cheese plates, as garnishes and in a mixed pickle plate (photo © Simply Delicious Food). [2] Pickled apples, a delicious condiment. You can pickle them in an hour—see below (photo © Best Apples). [3] […]

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When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)? His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. It’s a warm and […]

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[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made […]

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It’s ironic that National Sangria Day is celebrated in the gray cold of winter*, when it’s traditionally considered a summer drink. But December 20th is National Sangria Day, and more sangria fans have been enjoying it year-round. As the recipe below shows, you can easily turn sangria into a winter refreshment. Get seasonal with the […]

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Here’s something special for balletomanes and ballet students who like dark chocolate bonbons: Delysia’s Nutcracker Chocolate Collection. Only 50 boxes of this seasonal edition have been made. The 16-piece truffle collection contains four each of themed chocolates inspired by the holiday ballet. The images atop each chocolate are charming. And the centers are beautifully flavored: […]

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December 20th is National Sangria Day. Sangria is a wine punch or cocktail that originated in Spain long ago, with roots in ancient Rome (here’s the history of sangria). There are countless recipes for sangria, made with red, white or rose wine, including sparkling wine; and with different spirits, juices and fruits. Here’s a recipe […]

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