TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan De Muerto For El Día De Los Muertos

The Mexican holiday, El Día De Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. A celebration of the Life and Death of loved ones who have passed over to the other side, it has many festive traditions to honor them. One we rarely see in mainstream U.S. food stores is pan de muerto (also…
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RECIPE: A Chocolate Dirt Cake Pot For National Chocolate Day

[1] A different way to enjoy chocolate on National Chocolate Day (photo The Venetian | Las Vegas). [2] Halloween-ify it with season Oreos (photo Walmart). [3] Trade the flower lollipop for chocolate spooky pops (photo Melville Candy).   October 28th is National Chocolate Day, and pastry chefs nationwide are outdoing themselves. Most of the recipes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pommes Anna, As A Salad Course

October 27th is National Potato Day. For your nibbling pleasure, we present a classic of French cuisine. Pommes Anna (photo #1), sometimes known in English by the less melodic Anna Potatoes, is a French potato casserole beloved for its crispy edges. It is presented as a beautiful round, then served in slices. It’s a special-occasion…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Squid Ink Pasta (Really Cuttlefish Ink)

[1] Somewhat spooky: squid ink linquine with baby octopus. Here’s the recipe from Jultchik (needs translation). [2] Squid ink cavatelli maya be the creepiest pasta choice: Cavatelli look like grubs or maggots. This dish is from Marlow Bistro in New York City. [3] Here, squid ink shells are an option. These are in citrus-butter sauce,…
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