Food columnist Bob Leo takes a look back at the colorful history of America's favoriter snack food.
I happened to read that 96 million tons of potato chips were consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. I thought just how many chips do we go through a year ? and how many potatoes does that take? Well I found the answer differs pending on what side of the junk food war you side with. What I did learn though, is potato chips make up 35 percent of the “snack food” category in all the English speaking countries. That’s not to say only English speaking people eat chips. The Japanese take chips to a whole new culinary level. Many seafood flavors, including seaweed and sea urchin are added to their potato chips. In England and the British Isle countries chips are what we call fries, and crisps are what we call chips. You’d get chippies with your sandwich…
Columnist Bob Leo takes a look at some options when choosing a sparkling wine.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
What is more romantic than a quiet night with your best girl ( or guy ) and a bottle of your favorite bubbly? Right away you thought champagne, didn't you? Well all that sparkles isn't French. Certainly the Champagne region of France produces the most famous and some of the finest sparkling wines in the world. Many other countries produce very good sparklers. Espumantes from Portugal, Spanish cavas, pezsgo from Hungary, German sekt, and plethora of Italian wines are most definitely worthy of an intimate evening. Champagne is only one of many French sparkling wines and Italy produces asti, francacorta, trento, proscecco and the rarest of all sparkling wines, the ruby red brachetto. Bubbles in wine are produced by carbon dioxides. CO2 …