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It’s Almost American Chocolate Week! How Will You Celebrate?

American chocolate week

Just how delicious is chocolate? While most other foods get a single day designated in their honor, chocolate gets an entire week! In honor of this outstanding occasion, let’s count down a few of our favorite chocolate facts before exploring some easy ways to get in on the chocolate fun during American Chocolate Week. Three Fiction-Worthy Chocolate Facts The distinctive ... Read More »

Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Purim!

Purim

When it comes to holidays, there are few so joyous as Purim. In fact, this springtime celebration is often described as “Jewish Mardi Gras” for its revelrous nature. Just what makes Purim such a mirth-filled occasion and how will you do it justice this year? Let’s take a closer look at all things Purim. All About Purim Purim celebrates the ... Read More »

The Insider’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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The time of year for all things green and Guinness is quickly approaching. A beloved celebration for Irish-Americans as well as all fans of rollicking and revelry, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated by many, and yet relatively few know the history behind the holiday. Let’s take a closer look at this Ireland-inspired observation, along with highlighting a few tips for ... Read More »

Homegating: 2016’s Hottest Trend

Homegating

Super Bowl 50 is quickly approaching, and hundreds of millions of football lovers across America will be tuning in to see which team will walk away with the brand new bling. For many of those fans, however, the game is only a small part of the allure. For others? It’s all about the party. If you’re still deciding how to ... Read More »

The Verdict Is In: Millennials Love Food!

Millennials love food

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials. Are you tired of hearing about them yet? This generation of more than 75 million people recently overtook the Baby Boomers as the largest-ever generation, and is expected to have a profound impact on society due to the collectively unique world view of its members. The food industry is far from exempt when it comes to the ... Read More »

Pi Day: Digging into This Scrumptious Celebration

Pi Day

What’s the one holiday that mathematicians look forward to more than the rest of us? Pi Day, of course! All over the world this March 14th, people will gather to celebrate this superstar mathematical ratio in a variety of different ways. Our pick? Pie-eating, of course! Let’s take a closer look at some particularly scrumptious ways to join in the ... Read More »

What Makes March So Mad? Examining Sports Fan Culture

March Madness

Every year countless Americans slather on face paint, wave giant foam fingers around, and serve up tasty snacks to friends and family all as part of one incredibly popular ritual: sports fandom. But at what point do fans become fanatics, and why do people care so much about their favorite sports teams anyway? There’s no better time to tackle this ... Read More »

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Crabs

Crab day

Tender. Sweet. Silky smooth. Succulent. These are just a few of the words used to describe the decadent deliciousness of crab. And from Pacific Red Stone to Alaskan King, there’s no end of kinds to eat or ways to enjoy them. When better to celebrate all things crabs than on National Crab Day this March 9th? Let’s count down a ... Read More »

Exploring the Comfort-Food Connection

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Does the mere memory of the lasagna your great-aunt served almost 20 years ago cause feelings of love and affection as thoughts of family connectedness come rushing back to you? Or maybe a smell mildly resembling that of your grandfather’s Italian beef brings soul-soothing thoughts of your childhood home to mind? If so, you’re not alone: everyone has their own ... Read More »