Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy National Clams on a Half Shell Day (3/31)

There was a tingle that ran through me as today’s holiday food approached, National Clams on a Half Shell Day.  Given the choice between oysters, mussels and clams, I’m going with clams every time.  Although I never order them in … Continue reading

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Waddle On Over, It’s Turkey Neck Soup Day! (3/30)

National Turkey Neck Soup Day provided uncomfortable subject matter for researching since a “turkey neck” is a synonym for a person with saggy skin under the chin. “Call now” products are marketed widely right now that claim to rid people of them. The term “turkey neck,” I also … Continue reading

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Happy National Lemon Chiffon Day (3/29)

Again with the lemon.  Upon realizing that I’ve about had it with all these fruit desserts, I skimmed ahead to see how many more of them I’ve got left on the list.  It looks like about 25.  I guess I … Continue reading

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Happy National Black Forest (cup) Cake Day (3/28)

Typically I’m not a big fan of fruit in my dessert, certainly not when it’s the prime ingredient — yeah I’m talkin’ to you cherry pie! The Black Forest Chocolate Cake, however, gets a little bit of a pass.  With origins … Continue reading

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Before Cafeteria Casserole, There Was Paella!

The first time I ever heard of this traditional Spanish dish called paella, it was made by a Jewish mother.  Not a real Jewish mother, but George Costanza’s mother on Seinfeld.  When the Seinfelds cancelled plans to have dinner together, she … Continue reading

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What the Hell is a Nougat?

For centuries, moms all across the world have slaved away in kitchens, loviningly combining various proportions of eggs, sweeteners, nuts, berries and extracts, baking them into fantastically designed cookies, cakes, and pies.  It’s been the traditional role that moms have played … Continue reading

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Happy Lobster Newberg Day! (3/25)

National Lobster Newberg day has been the one I have been dreading since I began this blog.  I’m not sure why. I’ve certainly killed my share of shellfish over the years.  There was a time, not so long ago, when I think I might … Continue reading

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