Food & Fitness, Food Facts & Lore

Food Facts for a Snowy Day

We wrote this on Friday. The snow fell steadily, and news of an impending storm-of-storms piled up in social feeds as fast as the flakes that had already moved over the region more than 24 hours ahead of schedule. It was one of those winter days when everything turns to calm outside and the mood… Continue reading Food Facts for a Snowy Day

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This Week in Food History – 10/09/2017

Pretzels are among the most peculiar treats and their history is as uncommon as their shape. October is National Pretzel Month. Today, we are familiar with the soft, warm, twisted dough we love to dunk in mustard, and this version is closest to the original. The name is German, but they were first called “bracellae,”… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 10/09/2017

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This Week in Food History – 04/24/2017

Canapé is the French word for a small, bite-size piece of bread or light pastry with a savory topping served at a cocktail party or on a buffet table. Canapé is also the name for a decorative sofa. Go figure. Which brings us to today’s National Food Holiday: It's Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. What’s the connection, you… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 04/24/2017