TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Plates With These 20 Colorful Garnishes

Brighten up winter meals with splashes of color. You can do that with sides like beets, red cabbage slaw and winter squash. But you can also employ colorful garnishes and condiments. Green garnishes like parsley and mint have been used for…centuries? millennia? Here are brighter recommendations in orange, red and yellow: Bell pepper (orange, red,…
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NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK: 40 Ways To Eat Your Slice

[1] Carbonara pizza uses two ingredient of Spaghetti Carbonara: bacon and eggs. Here’s the recipe from Today.com. [2] Pissaladière, a specialty of Nice, France, made with niçoise olives, anchovies, onions and Provençal herbs. According to a former mayor of Nice, the layer of onions on a pissaladière should be half as thick as the crust.…
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FOOD 101: The History Of Chocolate-Covered Cherries

January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Here’s a history of the popular bonbon, adapted from Candy Favorites. Chocolate-covered cherries, more formally called cherry cordials, are a chocolate shell filled with a cherry and sugar syrup, plain or flavored with alcohol.   IT BEGAN WITH THE CORDIAL The word “cordial” derives from the Latin…
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RECIPE: Bloody Beertail (Beer Cocktail)

The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters

[1] Stylish Bloody Mary oyster shooters (photo Pinterest | Chowhound ). [2] The oyster is in the drink, which is garnished with the Bloody Mary’s classic celery stick (at Seviche | Louisville). [3] Decorate a serving plate for passing the shooters, with coarse salt, black, green and pink peppercorns (photo courtesy James Beard Foundation). [4]…
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