FATHER’S DAY GIFTS: Premium Maple Syrup & BBQ Sauce

Some foodists* like a bottle of wine as a gift. But they might like a bottle of fine olive oil even more. Or a bottle of the best maple syrup or barbecue sauce. We have favorites for the latter two, just in time for Father’s Day gifting.     MAPLE GUILD BOURBON BARREL MATURED MAPLE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Non-Ketchup Dips For Fries & Onion Rings

Baconnaise, bacon-flavored mayo, is good stuff (but stick to the regular, not the Lite). Photo courtesy LiteBox.com. Ponzu sauce, the conventional dipping sauce for tempura. Photo © Fotoos Van Robin | Flickriver.   When Chef David Venable of QVC wrote us to suggest Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Horseradish Dill Dipping Sauce—the recipes are below—we thought:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Burger Bar, Diversity Burgers

A turkey burger Caribbean-style, topped with a grilled pineapple slice. Photo courtesy Kikkoman.   America is burger crazy: Burgers are our most popular food. And those burgers are usually beef. But there are other burgers, equally delicious: bison, grain (usually sprouted), lamb, legume (black beans, lentils), turkey and veggie burgers. The next time you cook…
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PRODUCT: Cowboy Candy, A Hot & Sweet Treat

We’re one happy buckaroo with Cowboy Candy. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. Cowboy candy refers to candied jalapeño chiles, used as a relish. Sweet and hot is an irresistible combination, especially in the jar we received from Uncertain Farms, a Texas operation that produces jellies, pickles and salsas under the M Circle M…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Cherries

Spiced cherries with wine and vinegar. Photo courtesy 34° Foods With Attitude. Leading up to next Monday, we begin a week of cherry tips in honor of our first president, George Washington. The Father of our Country was born on February 22, 1732 on his family estate off the south bank of the Potomac River…
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