TIP OF THE DAY: Shaved Salad

Get out your mandoline and make a shaved salad. Thinly-shaved foods not only have visual elegance, but enable a better melding of flavors on the fork. Serve them as a first course, a salad course after the main course, or a light lunch (for example, plated with cold chicken, roast, seafood). Photo #1, from Rolf… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Shaved Salad”

TIP OF THE DAY: Affordable Caviar

[1] This golden herring caviar (kazunoko) is not particularly flavorful, but is served with seasonings for the Japanese new year (photo courtesy Just One Cookbook). [2] Salmon caviar is much less pricey than sturgeon caviar, but if you want to eat a lot of it, prepare to open your wallet (photo courtesy Petrossian). [3] Avruga,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Affordable Caviar”

TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Gazpacho Light Summer Soups

[1] Chilled strawberry coconut soup from Carlsbad Cravings. [2] Spicy chilled carrot soup with ginger and turmeric from Gourmande In The Kitchen.   Cool off with chilled soup versions of a few classics, like borscht, cold cucumber soup (with yogurt and dill) and gazpacho are the classic soups of summer, and we love them all.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Gazpacho Light Summer Soups”

FOOD FUN: Shark Cocktails For Shark Week

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week begins this Sunday, July 23rd, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, and concludes on the 30th. And what a week it will be: In addition to a daily schedule of shark-related films, the week kicks off with the most spectacular sports event since 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner free-fell from the edge… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Shark Cocktails For Shark Week”

TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Toast

[1] Your toast should dress for summer, too. Here, fruit, honey and mascarpone cheese in a recipe from Wry Toast Eats. [2] Switch to savory with this pretty avocado toast from Bluestone Lane. a café in Hoboken, New Jersey.   We love toast. We could eat it three times a day, with different toppings. Today’s… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Toast”