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Number to Know



78 percent: The percentage of Americans savoring dessert after dinner has increased 5 percent since 2009, and 78 percent of treats enjoyed after dinner include chocolates, according to a study by The Hartman Group on U.S. eating habits.



— Brandpoint



Food Quiz



How many different colors of carrots are there?



A. 1



B. 2



C. 3



D. 5



Answer at bottom of rail.



Wise to the Word



za’atar: Also known as zahtar, za’atar is a Middle Eastern blend of spices. The typical ingredients are thyme, sesame seeds and sumac, but some blends may also include cumin, oregano or fennel seed.



— Cookthink



The Dish On...



“Martha Stewart's Cakes: Our First-Ever Book of Bundts, Loaves, Layers, Coffee Cakes, and more,” by Editors of Martha Stewart Living.



A one-stop resource for cakes — birthday, chocolate, coffee, Bundt, upside-down, loaf and more. From pound cake and angel food (with many variations) to genoise and streusel-topped, from comfort classics like red velvet, six-layer coconut, rich chocolate, lemon meringue and cheesecake to sophisticated grown-up fare including chiffon cakes and tortes with luscious fruits, these 150 recipes and color photographs cover techniques, decorating and gifting ideas for every taste and occasion, whether no-fuss or fancy.



— Amazon



Food Quiz answer



- D. (Carrots come in orange, yellow, white, red and purple, according to WebMD.com. Carrots also are loaded with beta-carotene, a compound that is naturally converted to vitamin A when consumed. The deeper orange the carrot, the more beta-carotene you’re getting.)

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