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A Great Beef Ribs Recipe From Gourmet Holiday Edition

I know, it’s early for some of you to be thinking of the Holidays; bear with me…

Turkey is the standard for Thanksgiving, with ham a solid second place. But what if you want something different? Something with a little zing to it? Well, have we got a deal for you!

Actually, it’s Gourmet Magazine who has […]

Hey Ma! Fire Up the Fryer, It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

Looking for a dish that’s truly American? Fried chicken is the eggsact best choice. Why is today National Fried Chicken Day? Well, it IS Fry-day after all..

The Elves here at the Underground have been working around the cluck to find the best recipes for fried chicken. Well, that’s what they told me they were doing, […]

Time to Wave the Flag!

We’re a young country that celebrates youth and vigor in strikingly patriotic fashion. If you’ve got the presence for it, then you can try some of these flags. Otherwise, leave these to the pros and get you a traditional flag and wave away…

Turn Up the (Red White and Blue Wiggles) Heat!

Taking a Short Break for the Nation’s Birthday

All the CU Elves will be away for a few days, enjoying beer, burgers and hot dogs, and plenty of fireworks our nation’s celebration of not being British. If you don’t hear from us, don’t worry, we’ll be back one day soon.

In the meantime, have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. And remember all […]

Easy as Pie: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 9 is perhaps the greatest national (non) Holiday of the year. That you didn’t know about, I mean. Pie, especially fruit pies, is a distinctly American concoction, capturing the bounty of spring, summer and fall in a plethora of tasty versions. Rhubarb and strawberry are a classic combo for the great American pie. (The […]

St. Paddy’s Week is Finally Here!

Get Your Green On! Saint Patrick’s Day is this week. You’ve got as lot to do to get ready, too…

First, get some Guinness. And some corned beef and cabbage. While you’re at it, take out your Irish music recordings. (Or switch to your Irish music channel on Pandora. You DO have one, right?) If you’re […]

Jewish Food on a Stick: A Heavenly Food Breakthrough

Tomorrow’s Purim, by most accounts, a special celebration of a time when the Jewish population of Persia were delivered from extermination. Purim means “lots” as in lottery; the day the Jews were to be massacred was chosen by chance using lots. The fellow who perpetrated this attempt, Haman, was ultimately executed by the king of […]

Groundhog Day: Any Special Eats?

Time to drag out that old copy of the Groundhog Day movie, starring your favorite crazy, Bill Murray. The only question is, what to eat while watching?

I suppose you could search out some appropriate roadkill and make a stew from that “special” meat. But really, what’s a good thing to eat on this special day? […]