FOOD 101: Simits Vs. Bagels

We are so happy that simits have come into our life. This traditional Middle Eastern street food is breakfast fare or snack in Turkey and other parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Thanks to a Turkish family whose children moved to a simit-less New York City, simits are now baked in the area, served…
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RECIPE: Blackberry Cheesecake

In the U.S. Blackberries typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. Crops are ready at various times of the month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce good local Blackberries, producers depend on ideal spring and early summer weather conditions. In this…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Fruit & Toast, a.k.a. Breakfast Tartines

Many people spread jam on their toast. But in the summer season, why not use fresh berries instead? Pair those berries with your favorite dairy spread: cottage cheese, cream cheese, crème fraîche, fromage blanc, fromage frais/quark, goat cheese, mascarpone, sour cream, yogurt. In France, these would be called tartines: open-face sandwiches. You don’t have to…
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