Benne wafers, Yields: 3 dozen 3" benne ethereally light, snapping-crisp sesame cookies, are native to the "low country" of South Carolina. Sesame, a plant with a long history of cultivation, was probably first grown in Africa; West Africans, brought to this country as slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries, called sesame "benne" and legend had it that eating sesame seeds brought good luck.
NYT Cooking: In China, cucumbers are considered the ideal foil for hot weather and hot food. Versions of this salad, pai huang gua, are served all over the country, sometimes spiked with dried chiles and Sichuan peppercorns for more dimensions of flavor. In Beijing, people buy whole chilled cucumbers from street vendors and munch them on the go, much as Americans become attached to t...
Does anyone know who invented macaroni and cheese? Were they given a Nobel Peace Prize? If not, they should have. I’m pretty sure Mac ‘n Cheese can solve just about any problem (at least temporarily.) Now, I’m not condoning drowning your sorrows in food, but ya know, I’m keepin’ it real here. Trouble in your relationship? Talk...Read More »
In South Germany and in the German speaking Switzerland, chocolate-covered marshmallow treats are commonly known as Mohrenköpfe (Moor's heads), it's one of the European countries that still uses the original term.