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How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

How Eastern Coachella Valley Used Egyptomania to Sell Dates

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Around 1900, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to find crops from around the world which would grow well in the United States, “agricultural explorers” visited Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. They returned with date palm shoots, and after planting in a number of regions, found the Coachella Valley had the perfect climate for the crop.

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Party Perfect Walnut Date Cups

Party Perfect Walnut Date Cups

| December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

These fancy little walnut date cups are the perfect savory-sweet treat for a special holiday brunch or cocktail party. It’s a prettier take on one of my favorite easy appetizers, a nut and blue cheese-stuffed date wrapped in bacon and broiled until crispy and caramelized.

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Oola la Souffle Mondays

Oola la Souffle Mondays

| June 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Oola may just have what it takes to make Monday the new date night. Nothing like a chocolate souffle and some come-hither ambiance to take the edge off a new week.

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Best Supporting Meal

Best Supporting Meal

| February 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Hors d’oeuvres. Tapas. Appetizers. Small plates. There are many names and countries of origin for those little bites of deliciousness. From canapés and dips to dumplings and kabobs, the small plate is varied and versatile. Although appetizers were once used primarily to sate guests until the main course arrived, they have more recently achieved a […]

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