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A Lentil is a small, flat, round edible seed. It's a member of the bean and pulse (legume) family, but is one of the quicker cooking members.

Lentils come from an annual vine that produces pods, with two flat seeds inside to a pod.
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Ice Wine
Ice Wine is a sweet dessert wine, usually made from white grapes, but now some are made from red grapes.

It is made in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. German Ice Wines are considered the best, and are the most expensive by far. A 375 ml bottle of van Volexm Saar Riesling can fetch up to $400 US (2007 prices.) Austrians ones are considered by cognoscenti to be a close second in quality to the German ones.

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"[James Beard] was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table."

-- Craig Claiborne (American food writer. 4 September 1920 – 22 January 2000)

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A calendar tracking what happens when in the world of food.
  • food day iconAsh Wednesday (Today)
    Ash Wednesday makes the start of Lent, which lasts 46 days and ends up Easter. The 46 days is based on the 40 days that Jesus is said to have spent in the wilderness fasting, and the 40 years that the Jews spent in the dessert.
  • food day iconLent (Today)
    Lent is now starting. It is a period of fasting in some churches that takes place in the 40 (actually, 46) days leading up to Easter.

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