The Cape Malay cooking safari melds the flavors of Thailand, India and Malaysia, all wrapped up in a cultural lesson.
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In the era of the cash-strapped diner, more people than ever are clipping coupons and hungrily turning toward online deals in order to eat and drink for less.
Former Yahoo! food editor Maggie Nemser is the founder of BlackboardEats.com - a website that dishes out, via its website and an e-mail newsletter, such deals for restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now, she's here to offer up a few ground rules on using a dinner discount - without coming off like cheapskate.
Words to the wise from the dealmakers: Maggie Nemser
CNN Correspondent Karl Penhaul is getting a first-hand look at the food being delivered to the Chilean miners trapped 2,300 feet below ground. He tells Eatocracy that the unique challenge has been in finding items that will fit down - and survive the journey through - the 4-inch tube that's currently the 33 miners' only link to the surface.
Penhaul will be speaking with the team in charge of preparing the food, but in the meantime, he reports that the the menu thus far consists of:
...and be sure to stay tuned this afternoon for a corresponding 5@5 about the ins and outs of using discounts at restaurants.
The darndest things show up in our inbox - cookie diets, unlikely celeb cookbooks (Mario Lopez? Was the world really screaming out for that?), and vodka flavors we wouldn't wish upon our worst landlords. One that stuck out like a sore stomach in the past short while was a subject line touting gluten-free as the "trendy" new diet.
While yes, some folks are opting in for the sake of quick slenderizing, most of the people we know who adhere to the diet do so to avoid minor inconveniences like, oh, say, crippling stomach pain, auto-immune issues and hospital visits due to allergic reactions and intolerance issues. Ain't just a trend with them; unfortunately, it's a way of life.
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Nine generations of Lairds have had a hand in crafting the family's signature spirit, but the company couldn't survive for 200 years on apple jack brandy alone.
See how the family weathered Prohibition (who doesn't love a "medicinal" dispensation?) and the disco era to become one of America's most enduring brands.
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We like ours in a Jack Rose cocktail. It picks up a pink tint from a dollop of grenadine, but make no mistake - this rose packs a thorny sting.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
Kill two birds with one stone: hit the trails on August 31 to honor National Trail Mix Day and Eat Outside Day. Even if those trails look an awful lot like concrete sidewalks and the picnic table is more reminiscent of a fire escape, it's the thought that counts.
It is the last day of August, after all, so we suggest dining al fresco while you can. (The name's Downer. Debbie Downer.)
And if someone asks you to pass the gorp, they aren't speaking Klingon - it's a trail mix acronym for "granola, oats, raisins and peanuts" or "good old raisins and peanuts."
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