TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Mold = Good Mold

It’s Moldy Cheese Day—yes, it’s an officially declared food holiday—so it’s time for a little mold education. If a blue mold develops on your cheese, that’s good and natural (think blue cheese). You can eat it; or if you aren’t into blue, scrape it off and enjoy the rest of the cheese. Red or black…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Right Fluff

Today is National Fluffernutter Day, which honors the classic peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich. The original Marshmallow Fluff was introduced more than 75 years ago and is still made by Durkee-Mower Inc. But gourmet marshmallow cremes can be had. Our favorite, Tiny Trapeze Marshmallow Creme from Whole Foods Markets, is a must! For a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Kings of Coffee Liqueur

September 29th is National Coffee Day, so celebrate not with an everyday cup of Joe, but with a coffee cocktail. For generations there was Kahlua, an ingredient of the Black Russian and the Mudslide. More recent challengers are Starbucks and Illy liqueurs and the elegant Patrón XO Café, which comes from a small, family-owned distillery…
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RECIPE: Cherries Jubilee

[[1] A modern take on Cherries Jubilee, originally created by Escoffier for Queen Victoria. Photo courtesy Victoria Glavin | Tiny New York Kitchen. Check out her recipe, too. [2] Queen Victoria ate Cherries Jubilee from crystal bowls, but you can use whatever dishes you like (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [3] The cherries are flambéed in a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month, which made us wonder: Is there a logical way to choose which types of mushrooms go best in which types of dishes? We posed this question to the Mushroom Council and they gave us valuable mushroom pairing tips. We’ve included them in a new article along with mushroom buying tips…
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