October 28: National Chocolate Day

My love affair with chocolate began when I was less than a year old. Both my parents are chocolate lovers and have passed on their sweet tooth. I’ve been known to use Hershey’s bars to draw on the crib (that’s when cribs were still made of wood). I’ve never been able to resist chocolate and…

Salt: The Supreme Seasoning

“Where would we be without salt?” James Beard (1903-1985) When I was a child, we moved around a lot. One of the curious things that I noticed was my mom would always bring in a container of rice and a container of salt into the house before anything else. I don’t remember what superstition was…