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December 5 – National Sacher Torte Day

Sacher Torte Day is observed annually on December 5. Sacher Torte,  also known as Sachertorte, is one of Austria’s most famous confections. It is a type of chocolate cake (or torte) that was invented by a sixteen-year-old apprentice chef, Franz … Continue reading

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November 21 – National Cranberry Day

It has always been a dream of mine to go to a cranberry bog. An odd dream, to be sure! But the idea of standing in a big bog seems appealing. No accounting for taste, I suppose. But before going … Continue reading

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September 29 – National Coffee Day

We are a family that starts each day with coffee. We use a Keurig machine, so we can each have the flavor we prefer. (I like “dark,” and Jim likes “darker than dark.”) According to PBS: “The word “coffee” has … Continue reading

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Review of “Cake” by Maira Kalman With Recipes Provided by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Barbara Scott-Goodman, a food writer, observes in a forward: “People think that cake is kind of a big deal, and it is. Serving cake for dessert can turn a simple dinner into an occasion, and nothing says ‘Let’s celebrate’ quite … Continue reading

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August 8 – National Frozen Custard Day

Frozen custard is an enhanced form of ice cream, made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar. (Genuine frozen custard has at least 1.4% egg yolk solids.) The machines used to make it barely incorporate any air into the … Continue reading

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