TIP OF THE DAY: Jackson Pollock Your Plates

[1] A drip of basil oil, at Botanica | LA, dripped from a spoon (we use a teaspoon). Place your protein on top, or first add another color. [2] An actual Jackson Pollock painting. [3] Sorbet and poached fruit with whipped cream from Matthew Kinney Cuisine. Fling the whipped cream above the plate with a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Toast

[1] Your toast should dress for summer, too. Here, fruit, honey and mascarpone cheese in a recipe from Wry Toast Eats. [2] Switch to savory with this pretty avocado toast from Bluestone Lane. a café in Hoboken, New Jersey.   We love toast. We could eat it three times a day, with different toppings. Today’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Updated Chicken Noodle Soup

[1] The original soup has flat noodles, but try some of the many fun shaped pastas (e.g. bow ties, corkscrews, wagon wheels; photo courtesy Good Eggs. [2] Turn soup into a meal by packing in the chicken, pasta and veg (here’s the recipe from Gotta Want Seconds). [3] How about chicken noodle soup Asian-style, with…
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FOOD FUN: Blooming Marshmallows For Your Hot Chocolate

First there was blooming tea: a specially tied bundle of tea leaves and flower petals that opens into a flower when placed in hot water. Now, there’s the blooming marshmallow, from innovative pastry chef Dominique Ansel. Blossoming Hot Chocolate—more accurately, blossoming marshmallow—is a thin marshmallow, cut like a flower, and bunched up to resemble a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decorate With A Squeeze Bottle

[1] Salad with three different flavored oil droplets (photos #1 and #4 courtesy Matthew Kenney Cuisine). [2] Vegetables with a mushroom sauce swirl (photo courtesy Wassail | NYC). [3] The most elegant way to serve gravy (photo courtesy Strip House | Las Vegas). [4] A fancy way to serve ice cream or sorbet, with a…
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