Tuesday, December 31

2020 New Foods, New Trends, New Outlook for the New Decade

As we enter a new decade with the inspiring date 2020, we’re likely to encounter unanticipated changes in the way we eat, shop and socialize.  Some may be revolutionary – cricket burgers at fast food chains – others gradual shifts– vegetarian options everywhere. Have you seen the packages of “meatless” burgers, “meat” balls and ground “meat” in the butcher’s cases at our local markets?  Pick up the neatly shrink-wrapped Styrofoam tray and read the label.


Monday, December 16

Candied Citrus Zest

When citrus is plentiful, save the zest.  It’s the bonus flavoring so many of us just toss.  You can dry it to add to soups and stews.  Or dry it then grind the flavorful pieces into salt or sugar. At this time of the year though, I like to make candied citrus zest from oranges.  (Or lemons or grapefruit.) It’s a sweet treat on its own and the secret ingredient in butter cookies, biscotti and


"Let no man fancy he knows how to dine
Till he has learnt how taste and taste combine."

-Horace, Satires, 2.4

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