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Dice



To dice is to cut a fruit or vegetable into small squares or cubes.

To dice, you wash, then peel the fruit or vegetable, then cut it into sticks whose width is the size of the dice you want to end up with, then stack those sticks three or four high then slice off the cubes in the width you want them to be.

Different sizes of dicing are called upon for different uses.

Bon mots

"The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection."

-- Ludwig Bemelmans (American author. 27 April 1898 - 1 October 1962)

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A calendar tracking what happens when in the world of food.
  • food day iconIdus Februarias (Today)
    Idus Februarias, a Roman holiday, falls on what is now the 13th of February in our modern Gregorian calendar. The Ides were a religious festival that actually went on for 9 days, from the 13th through to the 21st February inclusive.
  • food day iconTortini Day (Today)
    13th of February is marked by some as Tortini Day to celebrate the Italian desserts called Tortini. But, given that a Tortino (the singular) can be anything from a cupcake to a small, savoury quiche-like pie, you can pretty much treat yourself to whatever you like that fits in that range today -- after all, whoever proclaimed the day didn't specify which tortini.

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