TIP OF THE DAY: Beurre Blanc, Beurre Noir & Beurre Noisette

Yesterday we wrote about LoveTheWild, a line of frozen fish entrées with pats of flavored butter (compound butter) that melt into a sauce. The concept of compound butter comes from French cuisine, but French butter sauces don’t stop there. Today, we take on three butter preparations that are used as sauces—sauces that you can easily…
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FOOD FACTS: Kappa Does Not Mean Cucumber!

If you’re a sushi lover, you’ve invariably had—or at least seen—kappa maki. It’s a sushi roll (maki) filled with cucumber, and often garnished with sesame seeds. Most of us assumed that kappa is the Japanese word for cucumber. Today we discovered differently. The kappa is a well-known Japanese mythological creature, a water imp that inhabits…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Faloodeh or Faludeh, It’s Delicious Rose Water Sorbet

[1] Faludeh with a sour cherry topping (ba albaloo) at The Persian Fusion. [2] A squeeze of fresh lime juice blances the sweetness of the sobet (photo courtesy Tishineh, a site for Irani tourism). [3] A “sundae” of faludeh combined with saffron ice cream (bastani in Arabic; photo courtesy Fun Love And Cooking). The combination…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cold Pasta For Hot Days

If you love pasta but not the idea of a steaming plate of it on a hot summer day, the solution is simple: cold pasta. Cold noodles have been a standard in Asia since…the creation of pasta? That was around 1700 B.C.E. in China (here’s the the history of pasta). The recipes that follow were…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ice Cream & Beer Pairings

Don’t let National Ice Cream Month (July) pass without doing something special. A year ago, Baskin-Robbins sent us ice cream and beer pairings of their favorite flavors, We found the article in our drafts folder, which inspired today’s tip: Love beer? Love ice cream? Don’t hesitate to serve them together. Beer floats like the Guinness…
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