[1] Just-harvested red sorrel, ready for the evening’s menu at Union Square Cafe (photo © Union Square Cafe). [2] Beet and Red Sorrel Salad with Pistachio. Here’s the recipe from Paul Liebrandt (photo © Anna Williams | Food & Wine). [3] Even in a colorful dish, a leaf of red sorrel is eye-catching (photo of […]

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We’ve done classic avocado toast, we’ve done fancy avocado toast, we’ve done mushroom toast. We’ve done sweet toasts: All delicious. But the palate wants the adventure to continue. Thus, today’s toast journey is inspired by the Eggplant Toast at Kismet restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s a variation of their spiced eggplant recipe, with different garnishes: […]

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Green garlic—also called young garlic or spring garlic—may look like scallions. But they are the immature, spring version of the cured bulbs available year-round. Harvested when young, green garlic looks like scallions (a.k.a. green onions). The bulb has not yet begun to separate into cloves (photo #1). At this stage in its youth, the whole […]

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We like Dang Foods Asian-American snacks so much, that they’ve become a snack of choice to serve to people who drop by for tea or a glass of wine. The line comprises creative combinations of Eastern and Western flavors and ingredients, all plant-based whole foods with nothing artificial. Founded by two Thai-American brothers, their original […]

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For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add: […]

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[1] Not for the faint-of-palate: Jelly Bellys made with five different types of hot chile peppers (both photos © Jelly Belly). [2] Take heed: There’a a warning label.   If your Valentine likes food with hot chiles, a package of Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Fiery Five should be part of his/her Valentine’s Day gift. How hot […]

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[1] This very white food needs a bit of green. Some people add green peas; or, you can use fresh herbs. This photo shows a lighter version of Classic Fettuccine Alfredo. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Classy (photo © Cooking Classy). [2] How to make Fettuccine Alfredo even richer? Add lobster (photo © Mackenzie Ltd.). […]

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There’s a lot of Valentine chocolate out there. Where to begin? Here are two of our favorites artisan chocolatiers, with wares just waiting for you to take a bite.     JOHN & KIRA’S John and Kira’s boutique chocolate company launched in 2002; from the beginning it has generated raves for its artisan bonbons (photos […]

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[1] Section the flesh with a serrated grapefruit knife or grapefruit spoons (photo © Budays Mart | Amazon). [2] How about a yogurt parfait for breakfast or lunch, here with some lime and mint? Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] For lunch or dinner, add red grapefruit segments […]

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