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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:57:38 +0000

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces. […]



FOOD HISTORY: The Accidental Invention Of Paper Towels

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:59:47 +0000

[1] The original paper towels were made by Scott for washroom dispensers (photo courtesy Scott). [2] An early ad (photo courtesy Period Paper). [3] It took years for housewives to realize the benefit of paper towels (photo courtesy Toilet Paper World). [4] We can’t live [happily] without them: Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels (photo courtesy Procter […]



TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Oktoberfest Party

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:25:31 +0000

This story comes to us from CraftBeer.com, the website for fans of American craft beers. Prior to the advent of electricity, brewing was of necessity relegated to specific times of the year: spring and fall. In order for brewing to take place, the environment needed to offer up the right temperatures for brewing and lagering—the […]



TIP OF THE DAY: An Edible Delicata Vase

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:40:29 +0000

[1] Turn a delicata squash into an edible vase (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] An edible delicata squash vase from Olmstead | Brooklyn. [3] Domestic speck from La Quercia in Iowa. [4] Domestic prosciutto from La Quercia (photos #3 and #4 courtesy Murray’s Cheese). Prosciutto and speck look almost identical in photos. The difference is […]



FOOD FACTS: Kappa Does Not Mean Cucumber!

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:47:35 +0000

If you’re a sushi lover, you’ve invariably had—or at least seen—kappa maki. It’s a sushi roll (maki) filled with cucumber, and often garnished with sesame seeds. Most of us assumed that kappa is the Japanese word for cucumber. Today we discovered differently. The kappa is a well-known Japanese mythological creature, a water imp that inhabits […]



TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:59:20 +0000

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins tonight, and we’re having latkes. Potato latkes are a Chanukah tradition*, but they are enjoyed year-round.     THE HISTORY OF LATKES The popular potato latkes of European Jewish cuisine descend from Sicilian ricotta pancakes that appeared in the Middle Ages. They traveled north to Rome, where the […]



FOOD FUN: Mezuzah Sushi

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:33:42 +0000

A mezuzah created as sushi, at Catch | NYC.   First, let us state emphatically that no disrespect is intended to any devout observers who might take umbrage at a mezuzah turned into food as humor. Personally, we were charmed by this sushi mezuzah, from the Facebook page of Catch | NYC; we had to […]



FOOD FUN: DIY Filled Donut Holes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:59:11 +0000

[1] David Burke’s Warm Drunken Donuts. [2] A showman as well as a chef, David Burke often has special serveware made for his creations. Donut carousel, anyone? (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Chef David Burke). [3] Banana beignets add another popular flavor to donut holes. Here’s the recipe from Food Network.   Chef David Burke, […]



TIP OF THE DAY: Hey, Honey! 30 Tasty Uses For Honey

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:59:34 +0000

[1] Depending on the flower pollen, honey is available in many colors, from palest yellow (fireweed honey) to almost black (buckwheat honey) (photo courtesy National Honey Board). [2] The simple solution to messy, drippy honey: a honey swirler (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Yogurt and smoothie with honey (photo courtesy National Honey Board). […]



TIP OF THE DAY: Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chanterelle Tacos

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:49:17 +0000

Chanterelle mushrooms are found year-round, but their peak season—highest yield, lowest price—is autumn (September is National Mushroom Month). Meaty wild mushrooms that range in color from orange to yellow-gold, the unusual color is due to the presence of carotenoids, antioxidant pigments that also give color to bell peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, papaya, mangos, squash, sweet potatoes, […]