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Culinary News

Month: October 2014

National Food Days- November 2014

October 30, 2014

Welcome to the November edition of the National Food Days calendar (click on the calendar to expand). Thanksgiving is in November, this year it is on the 27th, and that makes it a big month for food in the U.S. Thanksgiving dishes make an appearance on the calendar this month: Stuffing (21st) and Cranberry Relish (22nd) …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 7

October 16, 2014

With our latest edition of Recently Foraged we have found more and more autumn ingredients on the produce lists. Just about all pumpkins and winter/hard squash varieties are available and in the markets right now.  If you haven’t adjusted your menus already, you should consider replacing caprese salad and anything made with tomatoes with salads …

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National Gumbo Day

October 12, 2014

Today we celebrate the classic New Orleans dish Gumbo from one of the great food cities in the United States. Okra is a key ingredient and it wouldn’t be gumbo without it. Andouille sausage is another ingredient that is a must for gumbo. This is a great one-pot dish that you can have fun taking liberties …

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Alternatives For Traditional Pasta

October 6, 2014

With so many people requesting gluten-free items, chefs are looking for creative alternatives for pasta. We have compiled some ideas for the times when regular pasta won’t work and you’ll need to find a substitute. A great substitution for egg noodles is Yuba (pictured on left), the skin that forms and rises to the top when …

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National Kale Day

October 1, 2014

It is the first Wednesday in October so it is officially National Kale Day and we want to help you celebrate. We’ve seen kale rise in popularity dramatically over the past few years as diners look to healthier alternatives. Lately you can’t go anywhere without finding a kale salad on the menu and it’s one of …

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