Food history: coleslaw (and why it has a bad rep)

I think coleslaw is almost making a comeback.

It is undoubtedly still a shoved-aside side item at picnics and diners: “It’s always there but rarely thought about.”

On the other hand, there are many exciting variations of coleslaw springing up, such as broccoli slaw. Broccoli slaw can come in its own bag, or you can shred your own broccoli. 

Of course, traditional coleslaw’s main ingredient is shredded cabbage. Let’s find out where coleslaw originated.

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Engagement photos

Continuing on in my wedding journey, we recently had our engagement photos taken at the Sagamore Hotel. (Trivia bit: Rachel Ray got her start cooking there.)

These pictures were taken last week, about a month away from the wedding – we’re now 21 days away!

They’re clearly watermarked, but all these photos are courtesy of Jim McLaughlin, a fantastic, experienced photographer in the Lake George, New York area.

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Difference between: shrimp and crayfish (with a glance at prawns and lobsters)

There are always crayfish in this one pond where the fiance and I go hiking. The first time I saw them I thought they were shrimp.

Let’s check out the difference between shrimp and crayfish.

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Snapshot: doughnut peaches

I’ve decided to add a new blog category: Snapshots. They’ll be a super quick look at an interesting food item. And, they’ll be sporadic, much like the Writing Exercises.

Of course, Difference Between and Food History categories will continue to be posted weekly.

For the first Snapshot, let’s take a look at doughnut peaches. They inspired me to start a Snapshot category just to highlight random fun foods – just look at how cute they are.

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