RECIPE: Homemade Tortillas

Want to make homemade tortillas for Cinco de Mayo? Practice this weekend with this recipe from King Arthur Flour. They’re so much more authentic than the flat-pressed commercial versions. Although traditionally made with lard, these tortillas are equally delicious using butter, shortening or vegetable oil as the fat. This is also a flour tortilla version.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Chilaquiles

Instead of Huevos Rancheros on Cinco de Mayo, how about chilaquiles (chee-la-KEE-lace)? While there are numerous regional variations of this traditional Mexican breakfast or brunch dish, the basic recipe tops quartered, fried corn tortillas with salsa or mole sauce, and crowned with fried eggs. Pulled chicken can be added; the dish is topped with shredded…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Teriyaki, Beyond Japanese Food

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of mirin*, saké, soy sauce and sugar†. Proportions vary according to recipe: You can create a more sweet or more savory sauce, a thicker or a thinner sauce. Here‘s a basic teriyaki sauce recipe. The alcohol in the glaze…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Peas, Use ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em

[1] Recipe #1, Spring pea dumplings (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Spring peas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Edamame (photo courtesy Burpee). [4] Recipe #2, a tartine (open face sandwich) with spring peas and other spring ingredients from Chef Alain Ducasse (photo courtesy All My Chefs).   Spring pea season is fleeting.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Burritos & Burrito History

April 7th is National Burrito Day. You don’t have to twist most arms to enjoy one. THE NIBBLE is having a lunch of gourmet burritos. We share the ingredients below, but first, a bit of… BURRITO HISTORY A step back in history: In 1519 the Spanish conquistadors arrived in what today is Mexico, bringing with…
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