TIP OF THE DAY: Asian-Style Pasta (It’s Called Noodles)

Pasta originated in China. Scholars credit the Chinese with making noodles from rice flour as early as 1700 B.C.E., the 17th century before the common era (or before Christ, if you still use the old system). The pasta-centric Italians believe pasta dates back to the ancient Etruscans, who inhabited the Etruria region of Italy (the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lettuce Wraps

We love to start the new year with lettuce wraps instead of bread-based sandwiches. If you use the right lettuce—a soft variety like butter or bibb lettuce—you can roll the filling like a burrito. If you prefer a crunchier lettuce like romaine, you can fill the leaves boat-style; or you can create a lettuce cup…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Cooking For Chinese New Year

More than a billion Chinese people rang in the new year on February 10th (it’s the Year Of The Snake). This most important of Chinese holidays is celebrated for 15 days. So you’ve got plenty of time to whip up something special. You might not think of Pork and Potato Stew as a Chinese dish—it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Skate Wing Recipe

We love skate, a group of cartilaginous fishes belonging to the family Rajidae, the rays. The firm white flesh, which comes from the “wings” of the ray, is sweet, succulent and distinctively delicious. We always order skate when we see it on a menu—invariably at a French or seafood restaurant. Often, it is served in…
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