27 October 2021

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Break out 5 ‘flavor notes’ of fall

Break out 5 ‘flavor notes’ of fall


October is like an overflowing cornucopia of unique events, sights, sounds, smells and eats. Once again, it’s time to enjoy the warm seasonal spice ...
29 September 2021

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Let’s go team and win this thing

Let’s go team and win this thing


Rah, rah, rah! It’s tailgating season. The concept of tailgating has been evolving for decades. Some historians believe pre-sport partying first too...
14 April 2021

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‘Fast-Food Nation’ looks to future products

‘Fast-Food Nation’ looks to future products


Couch potato! No way. Instead, I have been as busy as popcorn in a hot skillet. I just finished reading the latest issue of Fast-Food Nation. Three ar...
17 February 2021

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Pandemic stirs up interest in the kitchen

Pandemic stirs up interest in the kitchen


Slice, dice, whisk and bake. Confidence in the family kitchen has soared, according to researchers and pollsters as reports begin to reveal how the CO...
27 January 2021

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Lessons from the Blue Zones

Lessons from the Blue Zones


We’ve climbed to the top of the 2021 calendar despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have come to understand the fragility of our planet a...
02 December 2020

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Cookie cutters make mark on the holiday

Cookie cutters make mark on the holiday


  The tree is trimmed, candles glow, angels sing and “white thumbs” panic as they find themselves kicking into high speed. The mission is ...
14 October 2020

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Garlic does more than ward off evil

Garlic does more than ward off evil


This month, I decided to “raise the stakes” with a conversation about one of my favorite flavoring ingredients, garlic; always fresh, not the minc...
23 September 2020

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Fall flavors call for safe cooking

Fall flavors call for safe cooking


It was just past midnight when the city turned into a towering inferno. More than 13,200 homes, 87 parish churches and most of the city’s government buildings, as well as the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral, were a total loss in the flames.
08 July 2020

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Celebrations call for cake

Celebrations call for cake


Suetta Tingler Happy birthday, America! We celebrate you with more than 240 candles that decorate your cake. Life, liberty and the pursuit of deli...
24 June 2020

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Sharing meals creates sense of community

Sharing meals creates sense of community


During the past few months, many of us have spent a lot of time in our kitchens. Families gathered perhaps more than the usual around tables to eat wi...