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    Island Cooking: Traditional Foods for Rosh Hashanah

    This year, sunset on Monday, September 6, marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a Holy Day in the Jewish calendar that is commonly called the Jewish New Year. It is a two-day holiday, ending at nightfall on Wednesday, September 8, that marks the beginning of the 10 Days of Awe, a time when Jews reflect, reset, and reevaluate their lives approaching Yom Kippur, the most sacred Day of Atonement. There are several traditional observances; all are filled with rich symbolism. The central observance is the blowing of the shofar, (or ram’s horn), on both mornings of the holiday, (except on   Read More

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    The Dish: Discover bubble tea at Yummy Villa | Food-and-cooking

    A Classic Milk Tea from Yummy Villa on Opelika Road in Auburn. Tonya Balaam-Reed | Tonya Balaam-Reed I read a lot of food-related stories, and I honestly find nearly all of them extremely interesting. Whether it’s a recipe or the history of a certain food, I’m all in. Food is just cool. A couple of months ago, I edited a story about Boba, which the story said is “also known as bubble tea.” It was not only fascinating, but gave me an idea for The Dish. I’ve never had bubble tea, and it was past time to try it. For   Read More

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    Powerhouse ingredients amp up mild chicken | Food & Cooking

    Milk Street’s recipe for stir-fried chicken and snow peas, using just six ingredients, was inspired by the popular Malaysian dish ayam paprik. Milk Street By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Mild chicken pairs perfectly with assertive seasonings, so we often search out ingredients that deliver bold, one-stroke flavor solutions. For a stir-fry packed with tons of savoriness, a combination of Chinese oyster sauce and Korean gochujang, a fermented red chili paste, delivers just that, plus a balancing, pleasant sweetness. This recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, was inspired by the   Read More

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    Food with attitude! Free Italian cooking classes on the menu in Bloomsburg

    Looking to punch up your homemade pasta, pizza, or pastries? A free Italian cooking program in Columbia County could help. BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Our area is known for having a passion for Italian food. And if you love this type of cuisine, but aren’t really great at cooking it, a free program in the Bloomsburg area could help.  It’s called “Cucina Casalinga,” AKA a “Homestyle Italian Cooking Class.” The free program is really geared toward kids ages 12+ and their parents. The cooking classes are taught by Chiara Menini Whitmoyer, who also is a volunteer instructor at the Bloomsburg Children’s   Read More

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    10 of the best food podcasts if you love to cook

    A good food podcast can feel like a sous chef by your side, ready to help in the kitchen or keep you entertained during a long commute. We’ve rounded up the 10 best podcasts to listen to if you love cooking. One list could never possibly capture the full breadth of the food podcast genre, so take this with… a grain of salt. But what you’ll find here are shows selected for their capacity to inform, inspire, and challenge. Starting out as a public radio program all the way back in 1997, The Splendid Table is the OG of food   Read More

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    How to Cook Eggplant Perfectly, Every Time

    “Japanese eggplants are pleasantly delicate, and they require little effort to turn the flesh custardy, plus the skin is never leathery or chewy,” says Morocco. “It wants to play ball.” “Honestly,” he admits, “Big, bruised, lopsided eggplants are just horrific and should never be cooked with.” (He means especially when they’re out of season and on grocery store shelves for too long.) He never cooks with eggplant larger than medium-sized, “unless I’m making eggplant parm, and even then, that speaks to the transformative process of making parm more than anything.” Noted. Consider the Crosshatch YuChen’s a big fan of scoring   Read More

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    Fultondale fire chief to appear on Food Network cooking competition

    Fultondale fire chief to appear on Food Network cooking competition Updated: 8:13 PM CDT Aug 22, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript ETH FULTONDALE FIRE CHIEF IS TRADING IN HIS FIREFIGHTERS UNIFORM FOR A CHEF’S APRON THIS WEEK CHIEF. JUSTIN MCKENZIE IS COMPETING ON THEIP H FOOD NETWORK SHOW GUYS GROCERY GAMES. I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN WITH CHIEF MCKENZIE TO TALK ABOUT HIS CULINARY SKILLS AND WHAT THIS OORPPTUNITY MEANS FOR THE ENTIRE CITY OF FULTONDALE. WHEN FULTONDALE FIRE CHIEF JUSTIN MCKENZIE FIRST STARTED OUT AS A FIREFIGHTER YEARS AGO. IT DIDN’T TAKE HIM LONG TO LEARN HOW   Read More

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    What Is Eggnog? And How To Make Eggnog | Cooking School

    By Fraya Berg for Food Network Kitchen Fraya is a chef and a contributing writer at Food Network. If you don’t know what eggnog is (and by that we mean real, made from scratch eggnog), you’re not alone! Eggnog has gone in and out of fashion, and it’s one of those things that you either love or don’t love: like cilantro. If you do love it, you’ll want to learn how to make eggnog and serve it at a winter gathering because it will be so much better than the store-bought stuff from the carton. What Is Eggnog? And What   Read More

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    Easy Dinner Recipes (Without Having to Cook Anything)

    Summer’s bounty is so vibrant and delicious on its own, it’s easy and enjoyable to forgo cooking by making the season’s produce the star of a dish. For a meal that’s as satisfying as one that you’ve spent all day cooking, focus on smart shopping and artful assembly. Here’s the formula to commit to memory: Select at least one variety of ripe raw fruit or vegetable, a prepared protein, a starch and seasonings, then combine them into a big salad, a generously topped toast, a hearty dip or an abundant snack tray. Choosing Ingredients By keeping just one or two   Read More

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    Meat Perspectives: Cooking low, slow and safely | 2021-07-26

    There seems to be no end to the growing popularity in all things barbecue. From the backyard enthusiasts who enjoy preparing barbecue on weekends and holidays for their families and friends to the restaurant operators whose livelihood depends on great reviews, top rankings from magazines and websites, a steady stream of customers, good luck, and the right timing, barbecue seems to be such a great food category that consumers enjoy so much. Because barbecue is prepared in so many ways and by so many people with different levels of experience and training, making sure that the best food safety practices   Read More

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