RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History

If your Mother’s Day celebration includes nougat fans, whip up a batch of this Strawberry Pistachio Nougat from chef and cookbook author Samir Nosrat. Nougat (U.S. pronunciation: NOO-got, French pronounciation NOO-gah) is a family of chewy confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes, chopped candied fruit (photo #7, below).…
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PRODUCTS: 5 New Favorite Specialty Foods

Four of this month’s roundup of favorite products will brighten your dinner table, and the last will satisfy your sweet tooth. In alphabetical order, they are: 1. CRACKER BARREL Oven BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE Cracker Barrel Cheese’s premium mac & cheese line has launched Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese (photo #1) in three flavors: Sharp…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Old Fashioned Sponge (Honeycomb) Candy, Anytime & For Passover

Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog wondered about the old-fashioned confection variously known as: Angel food candy (Wisconsin) Cinder toffee (Canada and U.K.) Dalgona (South Korea) Fairy food candy (Chicago, Wisconsin) Hokey pokey (New Zealand) Honeycomb candy (Australia, South Africa, U.K.) Honeycomb toffee (Australia) Karumeyaki (Japan) Old fashioned puff (Massachusetts) Puff candy (Scotland) Sea…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decorate Snacks With Candy Melts

With Easter coming, you may want to get a bit craftsy. We’re not suggesting that you mold your own chocolate bunnies, make rocher nests of almonds and chocolate filled with your own truffles, or take on homemade Peeps. Rather, just decorate some of your everyday favorite snacks with drizzled candy melts in seasonal colors. It…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Seed & Mill Halva Is Halva Heaven

[1] Clockwise from top: rose, cinnamon, pistachio and coffee. [2] Chocolate chile halva. [3] Lavender halva. [4] From the front: chocolate orange, date, lemongrass and marble. [5] Caffeinated, with ground coffee beans. [6] Vanilla topped with Pop Rocks. [7] A halva dessert plate: mixed flavors and fruits. [8] Dessert plate of halva with dried fruit.…
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