Mardi Gras 2020 Falls On Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The celebration, which means Fat Tuesday in French, is the last day of the Carnival season. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent—so it’s the last day for indulgent foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on […]

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[1] Creamy heaven, half mashed potatoes, half melted cheese. The recipe was developed by Cheryl Bennett of Pook’s Pantry (recipe and photos #1 and #2 © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] Pommes Aligot is stretchy, like fondue. [3] Laguiole, the original cheese used for Pommes Aligot. It’s difficult to find in the U.S., but there are […]

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January 25th, 2020 begins the Lunar New Year (a.k.a. Chinese New Year, but it’s celebrated in many other Asian countries). It lasts for 15 days. We were chatting the other day that it’s the Year Of The Rat, an animal which does not evoke pleasant thoughts. So we looked it up. It turns out that […]

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