TIP OF THE DAY: Have Fun With The History Of Food

If you love food, you may love learning more about it. Museums mount enlightening exhibits that put the history of our mainstay foods in perspective. Take beer. The New York Historical Society has just opened an exhibit called Beer Here, Brewing New York’s History. Chock full of artifacts, the exhibit runs through September 2, 2012.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

If you’ve never made delicious grilled portabella mushrooms, firing up the grill on Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to cook these fab fungi. Small, brown cremini mushrooms, the size of white button mushrooms, grow up into more complex-flavored portabellas. Meaty in both taste and appearance, they grow from three inches to an enormous 10…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Guerilla Cooking With ”The Flavor Bible”

Our chef’s favorite new book, a great gift for sophisticate cooks (or those who want to be). Photo courtesy the authors.   THE NIBBLE’s chef Johnny Gnall is very enthusiastic about a cooking book published in 2008. He refers regularly to The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of…
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PRODUCT: Sushi Donuts, Cricket Donuts

Sushi donuts? Sounds delish. Photo courtesy Psycho Donuts.   Psycho Donuts, in San Jose, California, is, well, a bit psycho. It’s not the sushi-shaped donuts, a bento box with Pocky chopsticks called Psycho Psushi. We love the idea. But the cricket donuts (yep, with whole dried crickets) are a bit psycho for us. We come…
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