COOKING VIDEO: Giada Di Laurentiis Makes Affogato, An Italian Sundae

  Italians love their gelato. And they love their espresso. They combine both into an affogato (ah-foe-GOT-toe). Affogato is a coffee lover’s delight. It’s a scoop (or more) of vanilla gelato, topped with a shot of hot espresso. In Italian, the word means “drowned.” You can drown the gelato further with a flavored syrup or…
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RECIPE: Creamy Tapioca Pudding

[1] Tapioca pudding (photo © J. Java | Fotolia). [2] Cassava root, the source of tapioca (photo David Monniaux | Wikipedia ).   July 15th is National Tapioca Pudding Day, honoring a dessert so creamy, it was once known as tapioca cream (there’s also a National Tapioca Day on June 28th, which can honor other…
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RECIPE: Make An Iced Matcha Latte

Matcha is the Japanese ceremonial tea. It’s shade-grown green tea. The leaf is deveined and then stone ground into a fine powder. The bright green powder is whipped into water that is heated to just before boiling. The result: a smooth, vegetal sweetness with no astringency. Matcha is the type of green tea used to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Pickled Vegetables Or Fruits

Serve a beautiful pickled vegetable tray or use the veggies as plate garnishes. Photo courtesy The National | NYC.   Have you ever made pickled vegetables? This tip isn’t about “putting up” vegetables for winter in sterilized jars. Just a few days of aging in the fridge will give you delicious snacks and and garnishes…
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