September 20th is National Fried Rice Day. No doubt, everyone who enjoys Chinese food has had fried rice. We can eat a big plate of it as a main course! But today, we offer you something different: A fusion Italian Fried Rice recipe. What makes it “Italian” fried rice? Instead of rice, the recipe uses […]

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September is National Chicken Month. Here’s a tasty chicken recipe that’s off the beaten track—inspired by Morocco, to be precise. The recipe is courtesy of the National Chicken Council, which features recipes for lunch and dinner on their consumer website, ChickenRoost.com. We have to take exception with the given name of the recipe, which is […]

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[1] Classic samosas are triangular in shape (photo© Satyam Verma | Pexels). [2] The most popular filling combines potatoes, onions, and green peas with a variety of spices, including black mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, curry powder, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Here’s the recipe (photo © Oona Settembre | David & Busters | Dallas | Idaho […]

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September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. How about going beyond mozzarella with this Detroit Pizza recipe? The classic Detroit pizza uses mozzarella plus brick cheese.     WHAT IS BRICK CHEESE? Brick cheese is a specialty of Wisconsin, made in a brick-shaped form, a medium-hard cheese like Cheddar or Limburger. The mild and earthy […]

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We love bacon, but not the nitrates and nitrates*, salts commonly used to cure meat. So we tried vegan bacon, which doesn’t include either. We’ve enjoyed some tasty vegan bacon like Hooray Bacon, which is based on shiitake mushrooms. But our colleague Hannah Kaminsky created her own recipe for shiitake-based bacon and has shared it […]

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