RECIPE: Waldorf Tuna Salad

From the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to your lunch box: the Waldorf tuna salad. Photo courtesy of StarKist. Waldorf Salad was created in 1896 by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel (dining room manager) of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Containing only apples, celery and mayonnaise on a bed of lettuce, it was an instant hit. Chopped walnuts were… Continue reading “RECIPE: Waldorf Tuna Salad”

CONTEST: $25,000 For A French’s Mustard Recipe

If you’ve got an original, very tasty and easy-to-make recipe that uses mustard, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce or another French’s product, French’s Foods invites you to submit it to the 2009 Cook-Off for your shot at the grand prize of $25,000 and a 6-month supply of French’s products. Five finalists, determined by online voters and… Continue reading “CONTEST: $25,000 For A French’s Mustard Recipe”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Best Ice Cream

Jeni’s uses fresh, local ingredients such as ripe summer strawberries in its Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream. July is National Ice Cream Month. We began the month with Ruby et Violette’s cookie dough ice creams; we’re ending it with two more all-stars: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio and Silver Moon Desserts in Los Gatos,… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Best Ice Cream”

TIP OF THE DAY: Ginger Beer Cheer

Ginger ale lovers who want more spice in their life should get to know ginger beer, a more intensely-flavored, spicier brew. Historically fermented, today’s ginger beers, like Reed’s Original Ginger Brew, are alcohol-free, sophisticated soft drinks that can be enjoyed straight from the bottle, or as cocktail mixers. Try a Moscow Mule, with 2 ounces… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Ginger Beer Cheer”

RECIPE: Orange Madeleines & More

Madeleines are small buttery cakes with a distinctive shell shape. This French delight is named for Mary Magdalen (the French name for Magdalen is Madeleine). Food historians believe that the recipe originated with nuns from a convent once dedicated to her, as nuns traditionally raised money by baking and selling sweets. Many people liken the… Continue reading “RECIPE: Orange Madeleines & More”