RECIPE: Rio Star Fiesta Salad

Winter is citrus season. Grapefruit and oranges make delicious and healthy salads, and red grapefruit adds to the drama of the presentation. There’s a reduced-calorie dressing and a healthy garnish of pomegranate seeds, pumpkinseed kernels and cilantro. The Rio Star grapefruit is a very red, sweet variety that is 10 times redder than the original… Continue reading “RECIPE: Rio Star Fiesta Salad”

TRENDS: Cutting Edge Flavors For 2009

Grains of Paradise: Largely confined to West Africa, these tiny seeds are related to cardamom, and resemble the seeds inside cardamom pods. Want to know what the cutting edge flavors will be at top restaurants this year? According to trade weekly Nation’s Restaurant News, they’ll be these rarities: – Grains of paradise from Africa –… Continue reading “TRENDS: Cutting Edge Flavors For 2009”

PRODUCT: Claire’s Squares

Bi-Rite’s specialty food store has a lovely chocolate section with many of our favorites, including Recchiuti, Michael Mischer, Vosges, Coco-luxe, Lillie Belle, and some specialty items we had never heard of but bought up to try. The most tempting looking, which we attempted to have for breakfast Saturday morning, are chocolatae shortbread and caramel squares,… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Claire’s Squares”

Recipe: Barack Obama’s Tuna Salad

What to eat while you’re watching the inauguration? Presidential tuna salad! When President-elect Barack Obama made tuna salad with his family on “60 Minutes” earlier this year, he used this recipe, specifying troll-caught albacore (more about that below): Presidential Tuna Salad Sandwiches Ingredients – Two 6-ounce cans of U.S. troll-caught albacore – 2 tablespoons of… Continue reading “Recipe: Barack Obama’s Tuna Salad”