TIP OF THE DAY: Edible Flowers

For a special touch, garnish your dishes with edible flowers. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST. Flowers have been eaten since the earliest times. More recently, violet was the rage during the Victorian era. You can still buy Choward’s Violet Candy and candied violets. Rose petals, very popular in Middle East cuisines, can be found…
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RECIPES: Spiked Ice Cream Soda

What’s new in ice cream sodas? How about a shot of tequila, rum, vodka or liqueur? The Barclay New York Hotel is helping guests beat the heat with a spiked ice cream soda menu. Using their recipes, you can give new meaning to the concept of an ice cream social. Pick a date, choose your…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peppered Popcorn

Add fresh-ground pepper to popcorn for a treat with heat. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. We were recently enjoying a shipment of delicious Doc Popcorn when one of the flavors leaped out of the bag to capture our heart and palate. It was Salt-n-Pepper: classic salted, buttered popcorn with a healthy dose of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Trick To Separate Eggs

Photo by Sam Disegno | SXC. Here’s one of our favorite kitchen tricks: If you need to separate eggs but don’t have an egg separator—or the skill to separate eggs by hand without getting pieces of shell into the whites—fear not! Simply break the eggs into a funnel! The whites will fall through the chute…
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