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Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:56 +0000

 



CHANUKAH: Latke Roundup & The History Of Latkes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:59:05 +0000

This year, Chanukah, the Jewish Festival Of Lights, begins the evening of December 12th (the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar).     A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHANUKAH In ancient Judea, the Syrian King Antiochus ordered the Jewish people to abandon their religion and worship the Greek gods. In 165…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crosnes, An Arty Rhizome

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:59:35 +0000

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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Chocolate Truffles, Honey Sweetened

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:32:51 +0000

Don’t these truffles look delicious, the work of a skilled professional? They are, the famous Force Noir* truffles from San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti (one of our favorites). He invites you to make them at home with the recipe below. Truffles can cost $3 apiece at an artisan chocolate shop. Egad! In truth, if you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Canapé Bread

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:48:56 +0000

[1] Star-shaped canapés are perfect for the holidays, Independence Day and any celebratory occasion. These are topped with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Here’s the recipe from King Arthur Flour. [2] The set of three canapé bread tubes from King Arthur Flour. [3] A classic: pumpernickel topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and dill. Here’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tapioca Crepes

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:41:47 +0000

Most of us know tapioca as a pudding filled with little tapioca “pearls.” But it’s so much more than that.     WHAT IS TAPIOCA? Tapioca is a pure starch extracted from the root of the cassava (pronounced kuh-SAH-vuh, photo #1). The root is also called manioc, arrowroot and yuca. Not yucca, mind you: That’s…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cake Truffles & Other Sweets

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:56:06 +0000

[1] The most glamorous cake truffles, from Kim Crawford and Mini Melanie Bakery. Both the wine bottles and truffles are limited edition for the holidays. (photo Kim Crawford). [2] Santa’s Coal marshmallows are a spin on cookies and cream (photos #2 and #3 XO Marshmallow). [3] Peppermint marshmallows are seasonal special. Imagine melting them in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Improve Tomato Flavor

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:42:13 +0000

[1] Deck the table with this colorful salad. The recipe is below (photo Bella Sun Luci | Facebook. [2] Create a Caprese wreath on a platter. Here’s the recipe from the Daily Mail. [3] This Caprese wreath uses the smallest mozzarella balls, called perlini (photo courtesy Country Living).   Is there anything more bland than…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Muscadine Grapes

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:57:29 +0000

What are those jumbo grapes you occasionally find in the market? They’re muscadine grapes, Vitis rotundifolia, a species native to the warm, humid climate of the southeastern and south-central United States. The vines are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate. The grape has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. Today there…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pie Crust Cutters

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:59:21 +0000

Give your holiday pies some panache with these snowflake pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma. For a special holiday-themed pie, try this one from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen. Prep time is 60 minutes, cook time is 60 minutes.     RECIPE: CRANBERRY SNOWFLAKE PIE This recipe makes a deep-dish pie. If you don’t have a deep-dish…
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FOOD FUN: Make A Snowman Cappuccino Or Latte

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:20:20 +0000

In a cup of hot coffee, he’s not so frosty (photo courtesy Illy).   There may not be enough snow on the ground to build a snowman, but you can build one atop a cappuccino or latte, with this recipe from Illy. This easy-to-make snowman is fun for adults, and can be adapted to hot…
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