TIP OF THE DAY: Add Fruit To Lunch & Dinner Mains

[1] Grilled chicken breast with grilled orange slices (all photos courtesy Sun Basket). [2] Steak salad with mandarin segments. [3] Pork chop in broth with vegetables and apples. [4] Grilled salmon with pink grapefruit and carrots.   Breakfast is the meal of the day that’s welcoming to fruit additions. Bananas, berries and oranges frequently appear…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Beer With Pizza

The Craft Beer Association has applied its expertise to pizza pairing. Why not? Wine connoisseurs match the flavors of wines to dishes, to the nth degree (we know: we’re one of them!). Their chart below can be hard to read, so here’s our adaptation of the recommendations… …along with our recommendation for a tasting party…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn & Wine Pairings

[1] (photo courtesy Hidden Valley). [2] (photo courtesy Coupons.com).[3] Go whole-hog with a pairing flight (photo courtesy Skinnygirl).   For the Oscars on Sunday, how about some popcorn pairing fun? If you typically watch the show with a bowl of popcorn, consider moving past the beer and soda in favor of wine pairings. Wine and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pair Saké With Cheese

Buy the cheese, open the saké. Photo courtesy CheeseNerds.com.   Recently, we were invited to a cheese and saké tasting at the French Cheese Board in New York City. Think you should sip saké only with Japanese food? Think again. While it doesn’t seem intuitive, the the traditional Japanese drink, brewed by fermenting rice, has…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Chocolate Bars & Wine

If your idea of grown-up Halloween does not include costume parties, how about a chocolate and wine tasting? For years, THE NIBBLE has been updating its highly-regarded wine and chocolate pairing chart. You can use it to prepare a memorable Halloween tasting. While our chart is quite extensive, your tasting can be as simple as…
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