TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Éclair Party

[1] Eclairs decorated by pastry great Johnny Iuzzini for Le Meridien hotels. [2] Decorated eclairs by Master Pastry Chef Michel Richard at Pomme Palais in New York Palace Hotel. [3] The Dsmile decorating pen makes it easy to decorate with designs or writing.   Éclairs are a special-occasion pastry. Only sugar-avoiders would turn down the…
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FOOD FUN: Fried Eggs (And More) In Pepper Slices

We saw this photo on Tajín’s Facebook page, but couldn’t find a recipe. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to slice bell peppers and drop an egg inside each slice—along with some mildly spicy Tajín seasoning (it’s a cayenne, lime and salt blend). We thought: What else can we make with a bell pepper rim? Cooked…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Different Margarita Rimmers

[1] Something different: a chili powder rim instead of salt. Or, mix the two. At Richard Sandoval restaurants. [2] A cayenne rim (Tajin seasoning) on a guava Margarita at Dos Caminos restaurants. [3] Smoked salt rims a classic Margarita from Noble Tequila.   What’s your idea of the perfect margarita? With so many choices offered…
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FOOD FUN (For The Affluent): Lobster-Topped Guacamole

RA Sushi, a small restaurant group in the southern U.S., has imagination and class. With locations in Atlanta, Arizona (5 locations), Baltimore, Chicago, Florida (3), Leawood, Kansas, Las Vegas, Southern California (5) and Texas (6), sushi lovers can experience creations that the sushi bars we frequent can only aspire to. While neither sushi nor sashmi,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fun Bagel Buffet

Bagel topping ideas from Arla, which makes delicious flavored cream cheeses including Herbs & Spices, Natural, Natural Light and Pineapple, with seasonal specialties.   If your idea of brunch includes bagels, it may also include pricey fish: Herring salad Sable Smoked bluefish Smoked salmon Smoked sturgeon Smoked trout Smoked tuna Whitefish salad and other delights…
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