In New York City, “the best deli,” referring to Jewish-style delicatessen, used to be a topic of debate. Over the years, though, acclaimed delicatessens have fallen by the wayside. The Carnegie Deli and its rival The Stage Deli, both in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hall, are gone. So is Artie’s Deli on the Upper West […]

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[1] Layered cole slaw in a jar (photo courtesy Nestlé. [2] Purple/red cabbage is good-looking and full of antioxidants (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Scallions, also called green onions, have more onion flavor than their cousin, chives (photo courtesy Recipeland).   We don’t know who came up with the idea of layered food in a […]

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[1] Chocolate pudding pie (photo courtesy Chicago Vegan Foods). [2] Make a cookie crust from chocolate wafer cookies, or buy one (photo courtesy Chowhound). [3] Candied orange peel is our favorite garnish for chocolate pie or cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Elaine Hsieh, EH Chocolatier).   For National Chocolate Pudding Day, June 26th, how […]

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Melon and prosciutto is a classic Italian appetizer. Pasta salad, on the other hand, is an American creation. This recipe, from Pasta Fits, combines the two. We served it this weekend, and it was a hit. Pasta Fits, a website of the National Pasta Organization, promotes the enjoyment of pasta in healthy recipes. “When these […]

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Mint iced tea, sure; but mint iced coffee? That was something new for us; but as we searched online, we found a lot of it. We love mint, so we tried it. Cinnamon, hazelnut, vanilla: You now have some competition in the iced coffee cup. One of the recipes we tried, from How Sweet Eats, […]

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[1] If potato sandwich sounds strange to you, call it by its original name: potato smørrebrød (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Fingerling potatoes (photo courtesy The Cilantropist). [3] The leftover fresh dill can be used in many recipes: egg, tuna and potato salads, green salads, Martinis, omelets, sauces… (photo courtesy McCormick).   In Denmark, […]

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[1] First grill the peaches. [2] Slice the peaches before assembling the shortcake (both photos courtesy Completely Delicious). [3] One of summer’s delights (photo courtesy Frog Hollow Farm).   June 21st is the first day of summer. Somewhat less grandly, it’s also National Peaches & Cream Day. We’re always happy to have peach ice cream, […]

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