A Brief Study of American Culinary Christmas Traditions

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International Christmas Culinary Traditions

Christmas culinary traditions in America are as diverse as our individual backgrounds.  The fo..

Four Substitutions for Healthy Baking

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Soldiers Get a Taste of Home from Four-Star Chef

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Top 10 Christmas Recipes

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Top 10 Hanukkah Recipes

Although not always the healthiest food (because of all the oil), Hanukkah's traditional dishes..

Culinary Traditions of Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, starts at sundown on December 11, celebrating the 2,00..

Interview with Patty Lovera, Assistant Director Food and Water Watch

As much as we are in love with food, we have come to recognize that in today's world, food is..

Thanksgiving Blog Digest

Thanksgiving, a day of thanks, a day of overindulgence and of digestion...Speaking of digestion..

Turn Leftover Turkey into Gourmet Sandwiches

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Eat Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter to Live Forever

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Last Minute Appetizers and Snacks

As we count down the days to Thanksgiving, we have one eye on the turkey and another eye on the..

Brining Your Bird

Every year I look forward to receiving all my holiday magazines filled with delicious festive r..

What to drink Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is the time to bring families together sit arou..

Call it Seoul Food

Maybe you haven't noticed, but Korean food is fast approaching and maybe surpassing the popular..

This Thanksgiving … Just Stuff It

One of the most beloved dishes at the Thanksgiving table is the stuffing.  A mix of seasoned ..

Top 10 Thanksgiving Leftover Dishes

Instead of picking your way around the turkey carcass and zapping those cold mashed potatoes in..

Poor Man’s Gourmet Cappuccino Foam

In my younger years I worked at an espresso bar operating a $5000 La Pavoni espresso machine. B..

New Take on Traditional Green Beans

Traditional southern green beans are found on Thanksgiving buffets at every home throughout the..

Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays.  Not only do we give thanks for all the blessing..

New Turkey Traditions: Try Grilling or Deep Frying

A Thanksgiving dinner without the traditional foods " turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranber..

Tips for Defrosting Your Thanksgiving Turkey

If you're planning to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving, this is the week for big sales.  Whethe..

Tips for Making Perfect Gravy

If your idea of making gravy to go with your Thanksgiving dinner is opening up a can, then thi..

Thanksgiving Food Facts and Myths

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Chocolate Pecan Pie (without corn syrup!)

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Gena Knox Joins FriendsEat as a Guest Blogger during the month of November

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Top 10 Vegetarian Food Options

There are so many options available for vegetarians, that we thought we should check out some ..

Delectable Dumplings – International Comfort Food

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Top Ten Comfort Foods

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Why You Should Eat a Heritage Turkey

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Our Love Affair with Bacon

OK, so it's not Kosher.   It's still one of the yummiest food products around.  Bacon is si..

Tur-duc-ken: Poultry with Multiple Personalities

Turcu what? Believe it or not, a turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chick..

Sauce: The Finishing Touch to any Dish

The finishing touch for many recipes is the addition of a sauce, which can add depth, color and..

Cocktails, an American Classic

It is said that the first official definition of the word cocktail was in the Farmer's Cabinet ..

A Mini Lesson in French Cuisine

Don't be fearful of dining in a French restaurant just because you don't know the language.  M..

Serious Snail Shortage Affecting Europeans

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Kobe and Wagyu Beef – There’s a Difference

Wagyu is a broad term and refers to all Japanese beef cattle --"Wa" means Japanese and "gyu" me..

Roux: The Flavorful Thickening Agent

Roux is a thickening agent for soups, sauces, and stews that is often mentioned when making hea..

Favorite Cocktails for a Halloween Happening

We're just about a week away from Halloween.  This year's holiday falls on a Saturday, so next..

Is there a Bento Box in your Lunch’s Future?

Bento boxes are becoming a popular way for kids (and adults) to take their lunch to school or ..

Vodka Recipes and Facts

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Top Ten Cookbooks

There are few greater joys than reading a good cookbook. Here's ten selections we think are ess..

Halloween Recipes for Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins

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Six Sinfully Seductive Desserts for your Gourmet Dinner

What is better than a delectable dessert to top off a mouth-watering meal? When trying to come..

Interview with Chef Michael Long

Chef Michael Long of Opus Restaurant has transformed the dining scene in Littleton. The restau..

Cooking Bugs to End World Hunger

How desperate and how hungry would you be to include a variety of insects and bugs in your dail..

Interview with Chef Heriberto Herrera

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Ten Tips for Cooking Perfect Pasta

To me, pasta is a perfect food.   It's nutritious, delicious and filling.  It's elegant enou..

Bouillabaisse – Not Just For Spies

The from the moment I watched Derek Flint (James Coburn) sample bouillabaisse in Marseilles in ..

Interview with Chef Matthew Tivy

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