BASTILLE DAY: 25 Favorite French Foods

[1] Bouillabaisse, a fish soup or stew from Marseille (photo courtesy Mackenzie Ltd). [2] Escargots, a delicacy of snails in garlic and parsley butter (photo courtesy Williams Sonoma). [3] Tarte tatin (photo courtesy Taste.com.au). [4] Ratatouille with a fried egg (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers).   July 14th is Bastille Day, the national day of…
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RECIPE: Tom Yum Soup From Thailand

[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used…
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FOOD FUN: Combine Two Popular Dips, Hummus & Tzatziki

Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turning Bland Foods Into Flavorful Foods

Two days ago we showed how to give international flair to poke, the Hawaiian spin on sashimi salad. Today, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky transforms one of the blandest foods in America (via Italy): gnocchi. Here, she makes a fusion dish of potato gnocchi and Indian spices (photo #1), to create “samosa* gnocchi,” inspired by the…
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