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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

Recent Food and Recipes Articles

Where Do Peppercorns Come From?

Where Do Peppercorns Come From?

We know what they taste like and look like, but where do they come from?

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The Long And Short On Rice

The Long And Short On Rice

Not all grains are created equal, but which is which? We break down the different varieties, and show you how to make a perfect batch!

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What The Heck Is Matcha?

What The Heck Is Matcha?

Matcha is turning up everywhere, in lattes, energy drinks and baked goods. We tell you what it is exactly, and why everyone is talking about it.

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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.