Food & History: August 12

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Food & History: August 12 1737  Antoine Augustin Parmentier born, a French agronomist who promoted the potato as a food source and promoted its acceptance […]

Food & History: June 26

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Food & History: June 26 1816  Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848  The first pure food laws enacted in the United […]

Food & History: June 16

June 16, 2018 0

Food & History: June 16 1893  The confection Cracker Jack is invented with popcorn, peanut and molasses.  The prize in each box was introduced in […]


June 7, 2018 0

Frittata   Think of a frittata as an Italian dish that is a cross between an omelet and a quiche.  While you an certainly cook it […]

Food & History: May 5

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Food & History: May 5 Cinco de Mayo 1862  Cinco de Mayo: The Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. 100 years […]

Pizza Rustica

April 2, 2018 0

Pizza Rustica Pizza Rustica, also known as Pizzagaina or “pizza gain” as slang is a very rich pie made for Easter with a lot of […]

Food & History: March 17

March 16, 2018 0

Food & History: March 17 St. Patrick’s Day 461  Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and Apostle of Ireland dies. 1762  First St. Patrick’s Day parade […]


March 15, 2018 0

Cabbage Cabbage is probably the least expensive leafy green vegetable.  Dating back to ancient times, it was cultivated in Europe sometime as far back as […]

Food & History: March 15

March 14, 2018 0

Food & History: March 15 Ides of March 44 BC  Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome by a group of senators including his friend Brutus (also […]

Hot Toddy

January 10, 2018 0

Hot Toddy When the weather is cold or when you are suffering from a cold this should do the trick, even if temporarily.  It has […]


January 1, 2018 0

New Year’s Lentils Lentils are part of the legume family like beans and one of the oldest known crops dating back to 11,000 BC.  They […]

Réveillion Cocktail

December 27, 2017 0

Réveillion Cocktail A Réveillion is a dinner party which comes before Christmas or Christmas Eve.  It is a European tradition which carried over to particular […]


December 23, 2017 0

Biscotti Biscotti in Italian means “twice baked”, and that is the process for making these.  They say that these were one of Christopher Columbus’ favorites, […]

Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf

December 11, 2017 0

Enrollado de Carne Navideño (Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf) This is a Venezuelan Christmas tradition. My wife first spoke of it a couple of years ago, but […]


October 19, 2017 0

Foodimentary “Celebrating 365 Food Holidays with Classic Recipes” by John-Bryan Hopkins (creator of For a long time I’ve been a fan of Foodimentary.  I […]

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