Learn how to "spice up" your fries (literally), how many wings Americnas eat during the Super Bowl, and what bechamel is.

"Love: Fries," by Parragon Books and Love Food Editors


How can you top freshly cooked fries that are perfectly crisp on the outside and beautifully fluffy on the inside? The answer is with garlic, cheese, bacon, chili, chorizo, or just about anything! In this book you'll find delicious recipes for all your favorite fries; Hand-cut Fries, Triple-cooked Fries, Duck Fat Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, and also loads of ideas for tasty toppings and dips such as Nacho Fries, Cajun Fries, Pulled Pork Fries, Parmesan Fries, Blue Cheese Dip, Barbecue Sauce, and Home-made Ketchup. It also includes an introduction full of useful hints and tips and has a mouthwatering photo of every recipe to inspire! The humble potato gets a tasty new lease of life in this exciting cookbook!



-- Amazon.com


Food Quiz



How many wings were consumed last year during Super Bowl XLVI?



A. 1.25 billion



B. 1.25 million



C. 125 million


Wise to the Word: Bechamel



Béchamel is a creamy, white sauce made with scalded milk plus equal parts butter and flour. A foundational French sauce, béchamel is the starting point for a number of other sauces.



-- Cookthink.com


Tip of the Week



Calcium-fortified soymilk provides calcium in amounts similar to milk. It is usually low in fat and does not contain cholesterol.



-- ChooseMyPlate.gov


Number to Know



48 million: Number of people who are sickened by food-bourne illness each year in the U.S. The USDA says the best way to avoid foodbourne illness is to avoid the "Danger Zone" of food temperatures: between 40 and 140 degrees F. Keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot prevents bacteria from multiplying.


Food Quiz Answer



A. 1.25 billion. The National Chicken Council estimates that approximately 1.25 billion chicken wings were consumed during Super Bowl XLVI.



-- Delish.com


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