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Gourmet Foods – THE NIBBLE Blog

Adventures In The World Of Fine Food

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:25:42 +0000


TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Seafood Appetizer

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:58:17 +0000

[1] A “flower” presentation from C Chicago (now Ocean Cut Chicago). [2] Scallop crudo with pistachio oil, pomegranate arils and fresh herbs, from La Pecora Bianca | NYC. [3] Arugula pesto and pink peppercorns plus gold leaf, at Sushi Roku | Katana. [4] Briefly seared with fresh figs at Sushi Roku | Scottsdale. [5] Asian-style […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Omelet Roll

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:58:08 +0000

[1] The inspiration for this article, from The Wholesome Fork. [2] With a bright garnish from Fabulessly Frugal. [3] Ham and cheese roll from Mangia Bene Pasta. [4] Omelet roll with a side salad, from All Recipes. [5] A chunky pesto roll from A Little Bit Of Spice. [6] A Japanese-style steamed chicken omelet roll, […]

RECIPE: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, Homemade Chocolate Cherries & Cherry Liqueur

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:06:18 +0000

George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree, but you can still celebrate his birthday (either Presidents Day or his actual birthday, February 22nd) with something cherry. Here, we have three options: chocolate cherry cupcakes, chocolate cherry cordials, and cherry liqueur (the last one you can make today, but you need several weeks for it […]

TIP OF THE DAY: King Cake & Milk Punch For Mardi Gras

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:46:47 +0000

Mardi Gras 2017 falls on Tuesday, February 28. It always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Celebrating the Carnival season, Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) has been a state holiday in Louisiana since the 19th century. WHAT’S MARDI GRAS? The Carnival season begins on or after the Epiphany […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Eat Something Presidential

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:59:48 +0000

Presidents Day is Monday, February 20, a mashup* of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). You can’t, of course, sit down to a meal with a president; but you can have some of his favorite foods. You can find the favorite foods of each president here; plus some highlights […]

TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Jambalaya Bar

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:58:40 +0000

For Mardi Gras—February 28—try a new take on food bars (a.k.a. buffets): DIY Jambalaya. Jambalaya is a delicious, spicy, main course consisting of rice and practically everything else in the refrigerator! It’s a great way to use favorite meats and veggies (shrimp, peas, carrots, bell peppers). You can start from scratch; for a family night, […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Types Of Meringue, Plus Red Wine Meringue Cookies

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:59:30 +0000

All meringue begins the same: with egg whites beaten with some form of sugar. But from there, pastry chefs evolved different preparation techniques to produce different results. You may think of meringue as cookies, or dessert cups that hold fruit or mousse, like vacherins or pavlovas*. It can also be made into a cake layer […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Aged Coffee & Nespresso Limited Edition Selection Vintage 2014

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:59:09 +0000

Conventional coffee advice tells you to buy the freshest roasted beans, and grind them as you need to make coffee. Don’t buy more than you need for the week: Fresh is everything. But now, there’s aged coffee, a growing trend. Aged coffee is not analogous to old, stale, flat coffee. It comprises specially selected beans, […]

RECIPE: Valentine Brownies

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:05:57 +0000

Want to bring something fun to work or school for Valentine’s Day? These strawberry brownies from Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking can be made for any occasion. But we especially like the heart-shaped effect of halved strawberries for “love” occasions: Mother’s, Father’s, Valentine’s, anniversaries, etc. You can adapt the idea to your favorite brownie, or […]

TIP OF THE DAY: Ice Cubes For Valentine’s Day…And More Uses For The Ice Cube Tray

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:59:19 +0000

[1] and [2] Red and pink layered ice cubes (photo courtesy Ocean Spray). [3] Add some pomegranate ice cubes (here’s how from Kelly Elko).[4] Flower ice cubes: small flowers make a big impression (here’s how from Martha Stewart). [5] More ways to use an ice cube tray: save pesto (photo courtesy P&G Every Day) or […]