TIP OF THE DAY: Bargain Caviar

It’s Caviar Day, but don’t worry—you can celebrate without taking out a second mortgage. Pressed caviar is made from the ripest beluga, osetra and sevruga eggs that were broken or otherwise damaged in handling. The eggs are pressed together until they become like a spread, and are sold for substantially less money than regular caviar.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Bargain Caviar”

TIP OF THE DAY: Unusual Ice Creams

Today is Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day. Our wine editor is in demand for his beet, lavender and saffron ice creams—and he even makes ice cream from rare black truffle. If you don’t have time to make something special, look in your specialty foods store. One of our favorites, Reed’s Ginger Ice Cream (available at… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Unusual Ice Creams”

TIP OF THE DAY: Make Waffles For International Waffle Day

It’s International Waffle Day! Make your favorite waffles for breakfast, lunch or dessert. For a savory main course, top waffles with sour cream or crème fraîche and salmon caviar; with smoked salmon or poached salmon, sour cream and dill; with poached chicken or seafood and dill; with creamed chicken or seafood and mushrooms. For dessert,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Waffles For International Waffle Day”

FOOD HOLIDAY: 6/19 Is National Martini Day

Shaken or stirred? Who cares—it’s ‘Tini Time. Photo courtesy of European Sources Direct. Ladies and gents, it’s not only Friday, it’s National Martini Day! So, here’s some martini trivia, and a link to recipes you can enjoy tonight, plus mix up for Dad and/or Hubby on Father’s Day. First, that bit about James Bond liking… Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: 6/19 Is National Martini Day”