TIP OF THE DAY: Flaky Salt (Or Flake Salt)

[1] Cypress flake salt from the Mediterranean (photo courtesy SaltWorks). Angsley salt from the sea around Wales (photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE). [3] Maldon River salt from England. It forms unique pyramid-shape crystals (photo courtesy Stephen Upson). [4] Kosher salt, from underground mines (photo courtesy WiseGeek).   Do you have a container of…
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RECIPE: Star-Shaped Watermelon Caprese Salad

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Sponsored by DeLallo. — Watermelon “Caprese” with Balsamic Glaze
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sausage & Beer Pairings

[1] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photo courtesy Dovetail Brewery | Chicago)? [2] What’s under the toppings? Grilled sausages, to pair with beer (photo courtesy Tete | Chicago). [3] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photos courtesy Les Trois Petits Cochons)? [4] What’s on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turning Bland Foods Into Flavorful Foods

Two days ago we showed how to give international flair to poke, the Hawaiian spin on sashimi salad. Today, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky transforms one of the blandest foods in America (via Italy): gnocchi. Here, she makes a fusion dish of potato gnocchi and Indian spices (photo #1), to create “samosa* gnocchi,” inspired by the…
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