FOOD FUN: Piping A Lemon Meringue Tart

In the mood for lemon tart? Try your hand at this this particularly lovely lemon meringue tart, conceived by Khanh-Ly Huynh, a Parisian chef. She used a “deliberately very hard shortbread crust, an acidic lemon curd and a slightly minty meringue.” To make it, gather a: Shortbread tart crust recipe Lemon curd recipe (or blood…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Boska Tostabags For Grilled Cheese

[1] Who needs a stove? Make your grilled cheese sandwich in a toaster (both photos courtesy Boska Holland). [2] Place the bread and cheese into the bag and pop it into the toaster. The package contains three reusable bags.   Grilled cheese lovers who want a sandwich without the mess should try Tostabags from Boska.…
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FOOD FUN: Burns Night Cookies

[1] Gingerbread men are not just for Christmas. Dress them up for other occasions, like Burns Night (photo courtesy Fancy Flours). [2] Find a cartoon kilt online and print out copies for your cookies (photo courtesy Getty Images).   Burns Night is celebrated on January 25th in Scotland—and elsewhere by those of us who love…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Texas Wines

Recently we attended a tasting of Texas wines from 14 wineries, held in New York City. If you’re not familiar with Texas wines, it’s because the residents of Texas buy up much of the production, leaving little to distribute elsewhere (check on Wine.com and other online etailers). Production from this relatively new wine area has…
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