TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Ants On A Log

[1] Ants On A log have friends: like these caterpillars and snails on a log (photo courtesy Woman’s Day: photo Steve Giralt; prop stylist: Megan Hedgpeth; food styling: WD Food Dept). [2] Hummus logs, with either celery, fennel or cucumber logs (photo courtesy Cava). [3] Classic Ants On A Log, given a classy treatment: angled…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spices For Meat

Recipes for simply-cooked meat or poultry—roasted, grilled, sautéed—typically advise: season with salt and pepper. You can do better than that! Chef Sarah Russo of Pre Brands beef suggests additional seasonings that work for almost all meat and poultry. Her technique for maximum flavor is to use at least three spices plus salt. For example: Chile…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Murasaki Japanese Sweet Potatoes

[1] Murasaki sweet potatoes from Japan, a variety now grown in California (you can buy seeds from Burpee). [2] Murasaki oven fries with wasabi aïoli. Here’s the recipe from Bonjon Gourmet.   “As sweet as sugar.” That’s what we thought when we first tasted murasaki sweet potatoes. The next day we ran out to buy…
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