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October 28 – National Chocolate Day

The New York Times reports that Americans spend $21 billion on chocolate every year, but the pandemic has driven an even bigger boost in consumption. Most anthropologists trace the use of cacao products to South America over 5,000 years ago. … Continue reading

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October 4 – National Cinnamon Roll Day

According to The Spruce Eats, a website with recipes and articles about food, true cinnamon or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, dates back in Chinese writings to 2800 B.C. Its botanical name derives from the Hebraic and Arabic term amomon, meaning fragrant spice … Continue reading

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January 6 – Epiphany, or Twelfth Day of Christmas, a.k.a. Three Kings’ Day – Celebrate with Kings’ Cake!

Epiphany is the time the Three Kings, a.k.a. the Magi, visited Jesus. According to a web site on Christmas customs, Epiphany means “revelation” and refers to the coming of the Wise Men to Bethlehem after the birth of Jesus, when … Continue reading

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September 28, 2019 – National Drink Beer Day

Archeologists have found evidence from 13,000 years ago that people were brewing wheat and barley. One of the reasons for the popularity of alcoholic drinks was the uncertain quality of the water supply. Since water was where waste (including sewage) … Continue reading

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Review of “Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro!” By Falynn Koch

This cookbook in graphic novel form is terrific. The premise is that Sage, a young graduate of the Wizard Academy, wants to get picked for a “cool” apprenticeship but instead gets assigned to Wizard Korian, a baking master. She’s heartbroken; … Continue reading

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