TIP OF THE DAY: Soup Napoleon & Uses For Ring Molds

What’s a soup napoleon? It’s a name we gave to this recipe concept from Vaucluse restaurant in New York City. It sounds more appealing than “stack” or “cylinder” and more accurate than “tower.” A pastry napoleon is a stack of layered pastry, custard, and optionally, fruit. The mechanics are simple: A stack of four or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Gazpacho, Chilled Summer Fruit Soup

[1] Chilled strawberry soup with a drizzle of vanilla yogurt. Here’s the five-minute recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. [2] Pineapple gazpacho. Here’s the recipe from Urban Accents. [3] Honeydew-cucumber gazpacho with fresh herbs and green chiles. The recipe is in the article (courtesy Rio Luna). [4] Rio Luna premium canned chiles (courtesy Rio Luna).   A…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Use For Your Corn Cobs

[1] After you enjoy the corn, make stock from the cobs (photo courtesy I Love Corn). [2] It’s easy to turn corn cobs into corn stock (photo courtesy Local Kitchen Blog).   Who knew: You can make stock out of your corn cobs instead of immediately throwing them away. When simmered in a pot 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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