Idaho Ice Cream Potato - © via Pintrest

There are certain things in this world that one likes to think will never change. One of them is the expectation that every year will bring new, unexpected and clever Summer Fair Foods to tantalize – or terrorize – our taste buds. But this year’s offerings seem somehow similar, and sort of disappointing…

Sugary Soda - © mejorconsalud.com

I just read a post on one of my food news feeds musing on what to call Carbonated Beverages. I had known, prior to that, that not all people in all places call them ‘Pop’ or ‘Soft Drinks’, like I and any other civilized person would. But I didn’t know there was such diverse thought on the issue…

Tomatoes in a Pot - © balconygardenweb.com

‘La dolce vita’ is an Italian phrase often used by non-Italians to describe the lazy, hazy days of summer. But it literally means ‘the sweet life’ – and that’s a great way to characterize many lazy, hazy Italian summer foods which often spotlight a single ingredient and involve absolute minimum preparation…

Drinking Bottled Water - Detail - © futuristech.info

Yesterday, I briefly mentioned the fact that the British brought home the tradition of Tea drinking from Asia not because they liked the flavour, but because it became a habit, originally designed to help them feel cooler living in the tropics. But there’s more to it than that…