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12/18/00 - Caviar Dreams
Caviar does indeed invoke dreams of the rich and famous, but a little of this rich delicacy goes a long way when used as the right touch. Its expensive connotation adds a touch of elegance and luxury to any celebration as you'll find from the many recipes.

12/04/00 - Chestnuts
Although they are wonderful straight from the oven or fireplace, you can make use of the winter chestnut crop in many ways, both sweet and savory, with one of the many included recipes.

11/06/00 - Clams
Clams can be as versatile as its brethren shellfish, if you dare to venture beyond the basics. If you dig your own, you need to know about paralytic shellfish poisoning. From geoducks to steamers, you'll love these recipes.

10/23/00 - Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)
What is not from Jerusalem and not an artichoke? It's the Jerusalem artichoke. This vegetable has made its way on to the recommended lists of many physicians due to its inherent health benefits. Find out how to cook it. Many recipes.

10/09/00 - Acorn Squash
Although fall is primetime for acorn squash, this vegetable is so popular that it is carried year-round in many markets. Acorn squash is most commonly stuffed and baked, but you'll find much more to do with them in the featured recipes.

09/25/00 - Going Bananas!
Bananas are such a common fruit, we scarcely give them a second thought. However bananas have a very interesting genesis and background, are good for the body, and can even waylay a hangover. Bananas are not just for banana bread as you'll see from the recipe collection.

09/11/00 - Peppercorns and Pepper
We take it for granted, but the vast majority of savory recipes include some form of black pepper as an ingredient. Learn about the history of peppercorns, varieties, and check out some of the many recipes.

08/28/00 - Figs
Its sweet, delicious flesh, long used as a sweetener before the advent of refined sugars, enhances both savory dishes and desserts. Not to worry if you don't have access to fresh figs. Dried figs are readily available.

08/14/00 - Zucchini
Your bushel runneth over with zucchini? No problem! Zucchini has many cooking applications as a vegetable as well as in sweet concoctions. Check out its history, along with many recipes and tips.

07/31/00 - Pizza at Home
Don't relegate pizza to simply a desperation meal. Make your own pizzas at home and let the kids help with many interesting recipes.

07/17/00 - Limes
Find out the difference between Key limes and Persian limes. Learn the origin of Key Lime Pie and how to make your own as well as many other lime recipes.

07/03/00 - Cool Summer Foods
It's summer. It's hot. Who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when you can be outdoors celebrating the warm months with friends and family? Find out how to cook up a great meal while keeping cool.

06/19/00 - Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Normally, the thought of dried food does not bring to mind a gourmet meal. However, a relatively small amount of sun-dried tomatoes gives a gourmet touch and a burst of flavor to a variety of recipes.

06/05/00 - Jubilant Cherries
Dessert recipes abound for both sweet and sour cherries, but cherries can also give a touch of class to savory dishes and vegetables.

05/22/00 - Cooking With Tequila
Mexico's most famous liquor goes as well with recipes as it does with citrus. Find out how to give a special Mexican kick to your recipes.

05/08/00 - Almonds
Not just for sweets, the almond gives a classy touch to savory dishes as well. Almonds are also healthy, but those with cold sores need to steer clear. Find out why.

04/24/00 - Brisket and Corned Beef
With a little time and slow braising, you can turn a tough brisket into tender roast. Corned beef recipes also included.

04/10/00 - Lamb and Mutton
History, information and recipes to make lamb a favorite in your home.

03/27/00 - Pistachio Nuts
Much more than ice cream and a good snack, learn about pistachios and how to use them in recipes.

03/13/00 - Irish Stew
This peasant dish is still popular whether you like the bare bones basic version or one of today's gourmet variations.

02/28/00 - Maple Syrup
All about maple syrup, plus recipes for using it and how to make your own at home.

02/14/00 - Ketchup
Learn the history and health benefits of America's favorite condiment and make your own at home.

01/31/00 - Foods of Love Trivia Quiz
Learn about foods as aprodisiacs as you take this trivia quiz, plus recipes.

01/17/00 - Marinades
Marinades can tenderize as well as enhance the flavors of foods. Learn the science behind the tenderizing and take advantage of hundreds of recipes.

01/03/00 - Nutmeg and Mace
Two spices from one seed, but can be toxic. Learn the history of nutmeg and delve into the treasure trove of recipes.

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