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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Food and Recipes

Celebrate National Champagne Day!

National Champagne Day is December 31st! Before you break out the bubbly, brush up on some of the terms, and try 4 delicious recipes where champagne is the surprise ingredient.

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Is It A Turnip Or A Rutabaga?

Many people confuse these two root vegetables. We help you determine which is which, and provide a delicious recipe!

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Easy Potato Latkes

These crispy treats have long been associated with Hanukkah. Enjoy a bit of history and 3 delicious recipes to try any time of year!

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What The Heck Is Mincemeat?

Learn the history behind this traditional holiday food and how to make it yourself with our easy-to-follow recipe!

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Brew Your Coffee In A New Way!

Coffee can be brewed in a myriad of ways beyond the classic automatic drip. Why not experiment with a new method to get your jolt of java?

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Three Classic Stuffing Recipes For Thanksgiving

These classic recipes are a perfect pairing with roast turkey; either one or all three will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table.

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A Thanksgiving Feast Of Ideas!

We scoured the archives for our best Thanksgiving recipes, helpful hints and more — all in one spot!

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Is It A Yam Or A Sweet Potato?

It’s been said that yams have an identity crisis, because they are often mislabeled as sweet potatoes. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.