The Supper Room gives fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders

Fundraiser for Doctors without Borders

Guests of the Supper Room


A group of friends with the talent and expertise in music, art, and culinary came together to form The Supper Room, a New York City based supper club on a mission to give back.  On Saturday April 24th The Supper Room hosted a

fundraiser dinner in a Williamsburghian loft in Brooklyn, New York, and the proceeds go to benefit the non-profit group Doctors Without Borders. If you think this was just your run-of-the-mill fundraiser with rubber chicken and tasteless vegetables, you are greatly mistaken.  The evening consisted of a five-course meal, an exuberant photographic exhibit, live music, and great conversation.

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Yamashiro Garden Market Series: Wine Tasting



There’s a new Garden Market perched in the Hollywood Hills.  Nick Spano manages the market and his vision is not your grandma’s farmer’s market.  Afterall this is Hollywood, the “H” in Hip put on the map in this town.  Spano knows how to make going to a Garden market a deliciously entertaining experience.

Moreover, the Yamashiro Garden Market is a Multi-cultural experience.  Italian gelatos, Australian Coffee, gourmet tacos with an Asian twist, and German foods at it’s Wurst(That’s good).

Yamishiro Garden Market Webside One: Wine Tasting

Divisive or Does it Make Sense? Alabama: We Speak English Campaign

Amid a national debate over Arizona’s tough new immigration law, Republican Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James (and son of previous Gov. Fob James) vows in a new campaign ad that if he’s elected, he’ll give the state driver’s license exam only in English, as a cost-saving measure.

Does this issue stir up divisiveness or does it make sense to you?

“This is Alabama; we speak English,” he says in the ad. “If you want to live here, learn it.” READ MORE

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Before the Cakes, Came the Name: Duncan Hines

Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Hines was a traveling salesman for a Chicago printer. By age 55 in 1935, Hines had eaten a lot of good and bad meals on the road, as part of his job, all across the country. At this time in the United States, there was no interstate highway system and only a few chain restaurants, except for in large, populated areas. Therefore, travelers depended on getting a good meal at a local restaurant.

Hines and his wife, Florence, began assembling a list for friends of several hundred good restaurants around the country. The list became so popular, that he began selling a paperback book entitled Adventures in Good Eating (1935), which highlighted restaurants and their featured dishes that Hines had personally enjoyed in cities and towns across America.

Hines was so successful, he added another book, recommending lodging for the night.

In 1952 Duncan Hines introduced Duncan Hines bread to the world through the Durkee’s Bakery Company of Homer, New York. Principals Michael C. Antil Sr. and Albert Durkee, Lena Durkee, were the bakery proprietors. This was Duncan Hines’ first foray into baked goods.

In 1953, Hines sold the right to use his name and the title of his book to Roy H. Park to form Hines-Park Foods, which licensed the name to a number of food-related businesses. The cake mix license was sold to Nebraska Consolidated Mills in Omaha, Nebraska, which developed and sold the first “Duncan Hines” cake mixes

An American Tradition: The Jello Flag Cake


I know it sounds cheesy and maybe it doesn’t sound appetizing but by golly some people are really good at preparing this treat.  Have fun with it choose from strawberries to raspberry for your patriotic red fruit choice.  For you blue area, use blueberries or blackberries.  With Memorial Day, Juneteenth and Fourth of July coming up.  Patriotism stakes center cake… I mean center stage.  -Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor

About the Jello Cake- From Jello

Jello is great for making patriotic recipes. Jello cake like jello flag cake is easy to make and you can simply leave it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. Decorate a jello cake with frosting, blueberries and strawberries or raspberries to resemble the stars and stripes and everyone will love it. This makes a really good centerpiece and it is so easy to put together. See Recipe: READ MORE

Other Patriotic Ideas? Try Carla Crudup’s Blue Razz Sundae Recipe

What is Fritanga?


In Nicaragua, a fritanga is the name used for restaurants that make authentic home cooked Nicaraguan foods. The staple foods at a fritanga are Gallo Pinto (Rice and Beans), arroz blanco (white rice), carne asada (grilled meat), tajada frita (fried sliced green plaintain), platano frito (fried ripe plaintain), maduros (sweet plaintain), yuca, queso frito (fried cheese), tortilla and cabbage salad. Fritangas also carry speciality foods on given days such as: Salpicon, Ropa Vieja, Carne Desmenusada, Enchilladas, etc and speciality drinks and desserts/pasteries.

In Bolivia Fritanga is a dish of Spicy Pork and Egg Stew (See Recipe)

Hungarian Populations in Canada

Popular Hungarian Dish

Recently one of our fans on facebook shared that the cultural influence of food in her neck of the woods is Hungarian.  Our fan lives in Canada so MCCN decided to do some homework about the history of Hungarians and Canada.- MCCN Editor

In the 1880s Hungarian immigrants to the US began migrating to Canada and, through the efforts of immigration agent Paul Oscar Esterhazy (see ESTERHAZY, Sask), they established colonies in the “old” North-West Territories.

The 2006 census reported 315 510 Canadians of Hungarian descent (single and multiple response). More than 90% of all Canadians with Hungarian ancestry live in Ontario and the Prairie Provinces: Ontario (151 750 or 48%), BC (49 875 or 16%), Alberta (48 665 or 15%), Saskatchewan (27 395 or 9%) and Manitoba (9900 or 3%). READ MORE

CLICK HERE: History of Hungarian Food