SUPER BOWL & BEYOND: Lentil Chips & Hummus Chips

Hummus chips and lentil chips are each available in three flavors. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   How many different ways do you enjoy hummus? As a dip, of course; but also as a bread spread, on sandwiches, on a mezze plate, as a dip, as a canapé (as filled cherry tomatoes or… Continue reading “SUPER BOWL & BEYOND: Lentil Chips & Hummus Chips”

TIP OF THE DAY: Use Those Carrot Peelings To Make Carrot Oil & Carrot Stock

Says chef Johnny Gnall: “One of the most important roles a chef can play in a restaurant is that of dumpster diver. Sometimes the scraps you throw away are potential ingredients in other foods. Making use of of them, instead of throwing them into the compost pile, can mean added revenue—as well as some tasty… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Use Those Carrot Peelings To Make Carrot Oil & Carrot Stock”

RECIPES: Pork Fajitas With Apple Salsa

Pork fajitas with homemade apple salsa. Photo and recipe courtesy U.S. Apple Association.   Peach salsa is one of the best-selling salsa flavors. But if you like to make your own salsa, summer peach season is a ways off. Mangoes are a delicious replacement; but how about apple salsa? Crisp apples provide some crunch in… Continue reading “RECIPES: Pork Fajitas With Apple Salsa”

TIP OF THE DAY: Try Different Focaccia Toppings

Focaccia (foe-KAH-cha) is a thick Italian snack bread that is served with meals, used as a base for pizza and as sandwich bread. A basic focaccia is simple, sprinkled with salt; it can be topped with fresh herbs and ingredients as elaborate as any pizza. Popular toppings include sautéed onions and mushrooms, diced tomatoes, prosciutto… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Try Different Focaccia Toppings”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Bánh Mì Sandwich

Bánh-mi, a Vietnamese submarine sandwich on a baguette. Photo © Ppy2010ha | Dreamstime.   A Brief History Of Bánh Mì Sandwiches When Europeans colonized Asia, they brought Western bread to the table. In French Indochina, Vietnam, that emblem of French cuisine, the baguette, was introduced; as were sandwiches. Baguette-based sandwiches were called bánh mì (pronounced… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Bánh Mì Sandwich”