A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

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Foodbme
Porterhouse
2012/04/12 18:21:24
I love both of them! First:
 National Licorice Day
Most licorice on the candy rack contains no actual licorice. The natural licorice flavor--similar to those of fennel or anise--comes from the root of a European plant. It contains, in addition to the distinctive taste, a compound called glycyrrhizin--the sweetest natural substance on earth. It's being used in a new kind of artificial sweetener that hasn't quite been perfected yet. Licorice is more widely used in drugs and herbal medicine than in cooking.
Courtesy of Tom Fitzmorris www.nomenu.com
My favorite is Austrailian Licorice sold in stores with bulk bins.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Grilled cheese has been discussed at length on here so I won't repeat it all. Here's one of the threads:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=616437&high=Grilled+Cheese
Add your comments about either subject.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! 2012/04/13 10:41:20
Two-a-days are for football players!!!

Nine ways to Sunday with grilled cheese...

http://abeautifulmess.typ...log/2011/09/fancy.html
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/04/13 10:46:59
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! 2012/04/13 13:55:00
Ummm, wonder if a shot of Sambuca counts as licorice?
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! 2012/04/13 14:07:08
http://www.seriouseats.co...recipes-additions.html
 
Some nice ideas here. I love grilled cheese. Hate licorice, but am now wondering if I've ever had the real thing.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! 2012/04/13 15:40:56
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:A Double Whammy- National Licorice Day & Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! 2012/04/13 16:53:04
Todat 4/13, in 1852, F.W. Woolworth was born. His 5 & 10 Cent stores are not remembered for their merchandise but everyone remembers the Lunch Counter and it's #! seller---Grilled Cheese!!
Many also remember the wonderful aroma of the Peanuts cooking at the Nut Counter and the creeky wooden floors.