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Do You Eat A Bread And Butter (or oil) Meal Before Your Meal?

Have you been known to invade the breadbasket with gusto as soon as it lands on the table? Then do you mindlessly continue to munch before and during your meal either because you’re hungry or because the bread is there for easy nibbling or for sopping up gravy or sauce? Butter or Oil? Olive oil […]

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Irish Soda Bread: Farl, Cake, Spotted Dog?

It’s not too hard to find green bagels, beer, and even green  milkshakes on St. Patrick’s Day in the US. Of course there’s also corned beef and cabbage – and “Irish soda bread” — with a cruciform slashed on top.  Have you ever wondered why the shape of the cross is slashed on the tope […]

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Is The Breadbasket Doing You In?

Shiny Packets And Small Pots It used to be only butter on bread – big slabs, small pots, or foil wrapped rectangles.  You can still find all of these – what would a diner be without those sometimes rock hard, sometimes soft and squishy, gold or silver foil wrapped butter packets? Butter or Oil? Olive […]

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Is Your Wheat Bread Whole Grain?

Confused?  You’re not alone.  “How do I tell if it’s whole grain?” is a question I get asked all of the time. Whole grains are the place we really fall short.  According to the government’s new dietary guidelines, the average American is getting, on average, only about 15% of the amount that we need. According […]

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Eating In Tuscany: Panzanella

A Tuscan Specialty:  Bread And Tomato Salad Rustic dishes often withstand the test of time — usually because they are easy, make use of local ingredients, and they’re good.   Recipes for the same dish are usually not identical – they are adjusted for the hand that makes them and the tongues that eat them — […]

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Olive Oil Or Butter On Your Bread?

Shiny Foil Packets Of Butter It used to be only butter on bread – big slabs, small pots, or foil wrapped rectangles.  You can still find all of these – what would a diner be without those sometimes rock hard, sometimes soft and squishy, gold or silver foil wrapped butter packets? Butter or Oil? Butter […]

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