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Make better latkes with boiling bath
During college, I took a class on global populations and food (affectionately known as “pops and crops”). I’m sure it was a fine class, but really only one lesson has stuck with me in the 25 years since. Professor Tremblay was adamant that if we ever were stuck on a deserted island and could ...
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hankering for comfort food? Try some knish
If you’re looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic Jewish cuisine — a baked (though sometimes fried) light pastry dough filled with mashed vegetables (often potat...
By Alison Ladman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brewery in Virginia taps 300-year-old beer recipe
RICHMOND, Va. — What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia’s prominent Randolph family. Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond recently brewed “Jane’s Percimon Beer” ...
By Michael Felberbaum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Take comfort in an easy onion soup
Talk about a vegetable that’s everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. And it’s not just for taste. The onion also happens to be a terrifically healthy ingredient. If nothing else, it’s a delicious way to add ...
By Melissa D’Arabian The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
In 1777, France recognized American independence. In 1865, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, known as the “Unfinished” (because only two movements had been completed) was first performed publicly in Vienna, 37 years after the composer’s death. In 1914, during World War I, Britain declared E...
Know it all
Ice cream production, and consumption, increased greatly in the 20th century with advances in refrigeration and power. In 1899, U.S. production of ice cream was 5 million gallons. In 1909, 30 million gallons were produced. In 1919, 150 million gallons were made and in 1986, 800 million gallons of ic...

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US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
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14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak
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Fed pondering change in rate hike signals
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