H A L L O W E E N C U I S I N E
Halloween is our favorite time of year at Food Fare. The heat of summer becomes just an unpleasant memory as leaves change colors, shedding the dusty look of the driest season. Food also becomes more alluring, full of harvest hues and flavors.
DID YOU KNOW? Halloween dates back 2,000 years with the ancient Celtic festival called "Samhain." The Celts believed on the night of October 31st the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
Are you looking for Graveyard Grub? Recipes for the season? Or some Halloween folklore? For ghoulish tidbits from Food Fare, take a pick from the links below.
If you dare . . .
Read fascinating facts about the history of Halloween, and learn about the Celtic roots of costumes and global Halloween celebrations.
Read all about Halloween tricks and trivia, famous legends, the origins of common Halloween words and recipes for delicious graveyard grub.
Learn about the history of pumpkins, varieties, planting and growing, methods of cooking, health benefits, recipes and trivia.
AMERICAN FOOF & CULTURE
Celebrate July 4th with American Food & Culture!
American Food & Culture contains information about the food culture of the United States, including a brief history, food in the New World, early Native American food, facts about the flag and the White House, food milestones, fast food in America, facts about hot dogs, traditions & holidays, politics, Yankee slang, American recipes and resources for further study.
Food Fare's collection of American Recipes include traditional and colonial dishes, such as Apple Pie, BLT's, Baked Mac & Cheese, Biscuits & Gravy, Cobb Salad, Corn Custard with Tomatoes, Cream Biscuits, Denver Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Mushrooms, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Hamburger Roll with Mushroom Sauce, Hobnails (cookies), Homemade French Fries, New England Clam Chowder, Old Salem Smash, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Plymouth Succotash, Pork & Apple Pie, Potato Salad and Southern Fried Chicken, among many others.
GLOBAL SEAFOOD COOKBOOK
The Global Seafood Cookbook contains more than 200 seafood recipes for appetizers & salads, entrees, shellfish entrees, pasta, soups & stews, salmon, along with condiments, sauces & seasonings. There are well-known favorites such as clam chowder, crab cakes, various forms of fried fish, lobster tails with lemon butter, oyster stew, poached salmon, shrimp salad, sushi and much more, but the Global Seafood Cookbook also offers unique - yet delicious - dishes found in various nooks and crannies from around the world.
Some of the less common recipes in the Global Seafood Cookbook include Apelsinfisk (Swedish Orange Fish), Atherina (Greek Fried Smelts), Coco Crevettes (Malagasy Prawns in Coconut Sauce), Coulibiac (Russian Salmon Pie), Hut Benoua (Moroccan Snapper with Almond Paste), Labskaus (German Herring & Corned Beef with Egg), Langouste a la Vanilla (Comorian Lobster in Vanilla Sauce), Lohikeitto (Nordic Creamy Salmon Soup), Mackerel in Rhubarb Sauce (Ireland), Marmitako (Basque Tuna Stew), Ngob Pla (Thai Perch with Curry Paste), Pastai Cocos (Welsh Cockle Pie), Salata Mishwiyya (Tunisian Grilled Pepper, Tomato & Tuna Salad), Salmagundi (Pirate Grand Salad), Sledz w Smietanie (Polish Creamed Herring) and Tweed Kettle (Scottish Salmon Hash), among dozens of others.
In addition, the Global Seafood Cookbook includes information about seafood health benefits and nutrition facts, fish trivia and general how-to guides (de-bearding, de-boning and filleting, deveining, shucking, and cracking shells).