Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button”. They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat or cheese. Orgin: ¬†Emilia-Romagna,¬†Italy Legend claims that Tortellini was inspired by the goddess Venus’ navel. An Italian medieval legend tells how Venus and Zeus, weary one night after theirContinue reading “TORTELLINI DAY!!!”


Bay leaf, also called¬†laurel leaf, leaf of the sweet bay tree,¬†Laurus nobilis,¬†an evergreen of the family Lauraceae, indigenous to countries bordering the Mediterranean. A popular spice¬†used in pickling and marinating and to flavor stews, stuffings, and fish, bay leaves are delicately fragrant but have a bitter taste. They contain approximately 2 percent essential oil, theContinue reading “BAY LEAVES”

Plum Pudding Day

Plum Pudding is a¬†rich boiled suet pudding containing raisins, currants, and spices. History/Orgin: ¬†Plum¬†Pudding¬†is the traditional end to the British¬†Christmas¬†dinner. ¬†Christmas pudding originated¬†as a 14th century porridge called ‘frumenty’ that was made of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wines and spices.  


Bagel¬†is¬†a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. It is traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring from yeasted wheat dough, roughly hand-sized, that is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked. Lox¬†is a fillet of brined salmon.¬†Lox¬†is often served on a¬†bagel¬†with cream cheese, and isContinue reading “BAGEL & LOX DAY!!”