Summer is in full swing, which brings about outdoor pursuits such as camping,
fishing and picnicking
Food Fare offers a selection of articles to get you ready
for the summer gatherings. Take a look
at Hot Diggity Dog for some history and traditions,
along with a few recipes such as Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce and homemade
Don't forget about our selection of other
food articles, such as in-depth pieces about artichokes, avocados, garlic, hot
dogs, mushrooms, ravioli, tamales, and more.
More Food Articles >
Food Fare is lucky to have a staff of exceptional contributors, who offer their
own tried-and-true recipes and cooking methods.
Read about our talented contributors by
perusing their biographies and having a look at their photos.
Food Fare Contributors >
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the web site, the recipes or the food articles. Every valid message or question
Readers Mail >
Over the next few months look for special features
about Greece, and special pages for
canine recipes, diabetics and vegan recipes. Updates >
greetings from Food Fare...
Welcome to Food Fare and the third
edition of our newsletter, Food Fare Notes.
Unlike most people, I
am not a big fan of the summer months because of the heat. I prefer the cool of
autumn and the chill of winter. At the moment I am residing in a western state
that I liken to an arid wasteland, so needless to say I am staying out of the
sun and keeping indoors with central air conditioning.
However, the summer
months do bring about a wonderful array of foodstuffs. I love watermelon,
crisp cucumbers sliced and soaked in vinegar and pepper, fresh tomatoes from the
garden with plenty of salt, endless salads with copious greens and light
dressings, and barbequed foods from the deck-bound grill such as paprika
chicken, vegetable and meat shish kebobs, salmon,
grilled corn-on-the-cob, fresh tortillas filled with vegetables and cheese, and
so much more.
Thanks for stopping by Food Fare,
and enjoy the summer season....
new ethic feature is about the food and culture of Germany. The article includes
a brief history of the country, typical German dishes, beer and other spirits,
cheese, German traditions, words of cuisine, resources and more than a dozen
German recipes such as:
Bauernfruhstuck (Farmer's Breakfast), Brotchen
(Dinner Rolls), Deutscher Gemusesalat (German Coleslaw),
Hazelnussomeletten (Hazelnut Omelette), Honig Brat Mandeln (Honey
Roasted Almonds), Hoppel-Poppel (Eggnog), Kartoffelpuffer (Potato
Pancakes), Sauerbraten (Soured Roast), Spargelcremesuppe (Cream of
Asparagus Soup), Tilsiter Turnovers Uberbackener spinat Mit Kase (Baked
Spinach with Cheese), Weinkraut (Baked Sauerkraut with Apples), and
Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad).
German Gourmania >
Herbs & Spices
and spices are extraordinarily expensive when purchased at a grocery store or
specialty shop. Some people take stabs at growing their own, while others are
lucky enough to produce vast quantities in home gardens.
At Food Fare, we have put together
a selection of spice blends that can easily be prepared at home.
Herb & Spice Recipe Blends >
Here's a sample:
8 tsp. garlic powder
4 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 TBS parsley flakes
Combine ingredients and
store in a sealable container in a dry place. Note: Recipe can be
doubled or tripled.
In addition, we have a page of herb
and spice varieties with definitions, uses and suggested substitutions.
The Spice Rack >
Food Fare Recipes
Some of the recipes
to be found at Food Fare come from the culinary articles, but there is a large
number that come from Shenanchie, her friends and family, and other sources. The
collection has grown over many years and presents an enticing display of various
comfort foods, as well as long-held traditional dishes and a simply marvelous
array of surprising little food gems.
Many of the recipes also have extra
bits of information, such as origin and locality, as well as links to more about
specific foods in the dishes. We had some fun creating the Halloween recipes,
adding "spooky" animated graphics with black backgrounds.
Thanks for visiting Food Fare.
Check back for updates and other news as autumn approaches. You might be
surprised by what you find...
Happy Cooking from Food Fare,