TIP OF THE DAY: How To Improve Tomato Flavor

[1] Deck the table with this colorful salad. The recipe is below (photo Bella Sun Luci | Facebook. [2] Create a Caprese wreath on a platter. Here’s the recipe from the Daily Mail. [3] This Caprese wreath uses the smallest mozzarella balls, called perlini (photo courtesy Country Living).   Is there anything more bland than…
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FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Caprese Salad

One of a foodie’s favorite salads is the Caprese, a delicious combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella that was “discovered” in Italy in the 1950s (the history of Caprese salad). Tasty basil and mozzarella are available year-round, but luscious summer tomatoes are required to make this simple combination soar. Until the crop comes in, look…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mixed Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

So simple but so delicious, the Caprese salad (insalata caprese in Italian) layers slices of tomato and mozzarella di bufala* with fresh basil. The dressing is a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The salad is named after the Italian island of Capri, where it was widely popularized in the 1950s following its “discovery”…
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RECIPE: Mango Caprese & Other Caprese Salad Variations

Mango caprese salad. Photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese Bar | New York City.   So many people we know—ourselves included—are fans of the Caprese salad. So simple but so delicious, the salad comprises slices of tomato and mozzarella with fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s named after the Italian island of Capri, where it…
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