Breakfast buffet
November 9th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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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.

Well, I'll be spammed! - November 9 is National Scrapple Day.

Scrapple is similar to the cultishly loved canned meat in more ways than one. The mush is made from pork scraps and trimmings and is formed into a semi-solid loaf. Often, it is coated with flour and fried in butter or oil.

The meaty loaf is generally eaten for breakfast, alongside eggs, potatoes or pancakes. It can also be topped with apple butter, mustard and honey, along with any other condiments that pique your fancy.

Pop a few slices on some bread and enjoy a Scrapple sandwich. We’re not here to judge.

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Clarified - farm-to-table
November 9th, 2010
02:00 AM ET
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In cooking, the process of clarification entails straining out extraneous muck from liquids so that they might be pure, clear and ideal for consumption. With this series on food terminology we're attempting to do the same.

On Wednesday, November 10th, Eatocracy is hosting its inaugural Secret Supper in Atlanta, Georgia, centered around the topic of how chefs' increasingly close collaboration with farmers figures into the preservation and evolution of Southern cooking. Take your place at the (virtual) table, by joining in the conversation and cooking along at home.

As diners become more concerned with where their food comes from and how it is prepared, the term “farm-to-table” has entered the national lexicon. Restaurants specialize in it, food and environmental activists extol its benefits and farmers markets and roadside stands live and die by it.

So what does it mean and why are we on the hunt for it?
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Breakfast buffet
November 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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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.

Yes, it’s the start of another week, but pull yourself out of the Monday blues with a tall glass of O.J. (… plus alcohol). November 8 is National Harvey Wallbanger Day - like a Screwdriver, only fancier.

Harvey Wallbanger is said to have been a Manhattan Beach surfer who frequented Donato "Duke" Antone’s Blackwatch bar in the 1950s. Antone, a three-time world champion bartender, named the drink after him.

The International Bartender Association calls for three parts clear vodka, one part clear Galliano (a sweet, herbal liqueur) and six parts fresh orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, sit back and relax.

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You can haz America's best cheeseburger
October 26th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
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All National Cheeseburger Day coverage

Chuck out everything you ever knew about making cheeseburgers, and get ready to beef up your burger repertoire.

Named the best burger in America by The Food Network, the 10 o’clock burger from Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta relies on fresh ingredients made from scratch. Executive Sous Chef Jason Paolini showed patrons how to make the famous burger at Taste of Atlanta over the weekend.

“The secret is making everything from scratch,” Paolini says. “We grind our own meat daily, we have a bakery that makes our own bread, we make our own pickles, we make our own ketchup and mustard. That’s what makes it so delicious.”

Don’t have a meat grinder? Don’t sweat it. Paolini gives some tips on how to replicate his masterpiece from home, with as much hassle as you’re willing to sacrifice.
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