RECIPE: Oyster Dressing & The Difference Between Stuffing & Dressing

[1] Dressing is cooked in a separate pan (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Bluepoint oysters, a variety of Atlantic oyster (the different types of oysters; photo courtesy JP’s Shellfish). [3] Fresh sage, an aromatic herb for recipes and garnishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Mom was an autocrat in the kitchen (a nicer-sounding word than…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Flavor Upgrades To Your Sandwiches

November 3rd is National Sandwich Day (August is National Sandwich Month). Since grandma’s day, the American sandwich has evolved from meat, cheese or fish, on bread or a roll, with a schmear of mustard or mayo, to…anything goes. Here’s what some of America’s chefs are doing with sandwich spreads, courtesy of Flavor And The Menu,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan De Muerto For El Día De Los Muertos

The Mexican holiday, El Día De Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. A celebration of the Life and Death of loved ones who have passed over to the other side, it has many festive traditions to honor them. One we rarely see in mainstream U.S. food stores is pan de muerto (also…
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RECIPE: Pull-Apart Cheese Bread, Or Halloween Brain Bread?

[1] . [2] Provolone, originally made in a round or oval shape, is now made in loaves and wheels as well (photo courtesy DiBruno Brothers).   Bel Gioioso, the Wisconsin-based Italian cheesemaker, sent us this pull-apart cheese bread recipe. A boule (ball)-style Italian pull-apart bread, it’s made with provolone cheese, marinara sauce, garlic and seasonings.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Bagels

October 16th is World Bread Day. To celebrate the occasion, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky fulfilled a long-time goal: making homemade bagels. She finally found a recipe that overcame a barrier: “Traditional recipes call for lye, which is threatening enough to send me straight to the bakery, rather than the kitchen,” says Hannah. But then, a…
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