TIP OF THE DAY: Salad In A Wine Glass

[1] A beautiful layered salad in a wine tumbler (photo courtesy Riedel Japan). [2] Riedel’s O series tumbler for red wine (photo courtesy Riedel). [3] How many different ways can you use them? See our list (photo Riedel | Facebook). [4] A classic layered salad (photo courtesy Kraft). [5] The most recent layered salad trend:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The New Soup & Salad

Part of our job entails keeping on top of culinary innovations around the world, to see might be interesting for the home cook. While a soup-topped salad may not sound like an innovation, we don’t come across it often. Usually it’s in the form of a small vegetable garnish. Today’s tip was inspired by Botanica,…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Balsamic Pie

[1] Strawberry balamic pie. [2] Balsamic vinegar (photo Pompeian | Facebook).   In Italy, strawberries are often served for dessert with balsamic vinegar. Some of the most expensive, aged balsamics are served this way, with a few precious droplets bringing more excitement between the two ingredients (the whole is greater than the sum of its…
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TRIVIA: National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month, a time for some consciousness-raising. We look for Certified Humane eggs and don’t mind paying the premium for them. You’ve no doubt heard the horror stories of mass egg production. We buy from Pete and Gerry’s whenever we can: eggs produced on small family farms with a commitment to the…
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RECIPE: Shrimp, Corn & Zucchini Flatbread

[1] Shrimp flatbread from SeaPak. [2] No matter what type of pizza or flatbread, we toss fresh baby arugula on top when it emerges from the oven (photo courtesy Purple Carrot).   Shrimp is America’s favorite in the fish and shellfish category. Of the 15.5 pounds consumed by Americans each year, shrimp accounts for 4…
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