Hops are one of the four components of beer, along with malted barley, yeast and water. They are used primarily as bittering, flavoring, and stability agents. In addition to bitterness, they impart floral, fruity, or citrus flavors and aromas, based on the particular strain and the terroir*. Without hops, beer would be a sticky-sweet fermented […]

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February 29th occurs only once every four years: It’s the leap year day. There are actually two food holidays on Leap Day: National Surf & Turf Day National Frogs Legs Day We love Surf & Turf. In addition to the classic Surf and Turf, we’ve created a list of modern approaches to “one from the […]

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February 27th is National Protein Day. If you don’t remember high school biology: Proteins are made up of chains of smaller chemicals called amino acids. The human body can’t store amino acids, so it must be obtained daily from the foods we eat. Protein deficiency can occur when you’re not eating enough protein to maintain […]

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January is national Hot Tea Month. We’ve written tons and tons about tea, including this Tea Glossary, that explains tea terminology. But celebrating National Tea Month doesn’t mean simply brewing a tea bag from your cupboard. If you like fine tea, have you tried Darjeeling?     ABOUT DARJEELING TEA Darjeeling is grown in West […]

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