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Thank the French for naming your food

Different meats go by many different names. You have beef, pork, veal, chicken, turkey, lamb, and others. Of course beef is really cow meat,...

The birth of Michigan Chefs de Cuisine

by Milos Cihelka, CMC, AAC, HGT While I was working in New Jersey, I joined a New York chefs organization called the Vatel Club (named after a...

America’s Amazing “Good Luck” New Year Foods

American culinary history is full of New Year's traditions. Consider sharing one of these great dishes for prosperity and happiness in 2019.

A history of Champagne cocktails

By Ana Kinkaid, editor of the culinary magazine CONNECT There’s no better way to start the new year than by enjoying a glass of...

5 trendy foods invented by hippies

If you think Millennials were the first ones to smear mashed avocado on toast, think again.

Let’s Talk Turkey

How did the turkey become our go-to Thanksgiving entreé? It's a story that involves the ancient Aztecs and more than one U.S. president, but probably not the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Is this Stuffing or Dressing?

From a culinary point of view, "stuffing" is what is cooked inside the turkey because, well, it is “stuffed inside.” What, then, is "dressing"? And why are the two often used interchangeably?

Sustainability Under the Sea

By Ana Kinkaid No topic is discussed more frequently at culinary conferences than the subject of sustainability. And while popular TV series, such as Portlandia,...

Halloween: The Boo-tiful Holiday

By Ana Kinkaid, editor of the culinary magazine CONNECT Halloween is the holiday that invites the world to enjoy candy and chocolate. Americans alone will buy...