[1] This American favorite originated in Switzerland (photo courtesy American Egg Board). [2] Some people like their meringue slightly browned (photo #1); some like the full-on treatment here (photo courtesy McCormick). [3] Deconstructed lemon meringue tart, a work of art. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy @Chef_Lymalaya.   August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. […]

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[1] Strawberry and beet “tartare.” On top of the ice cream is a cloud of cotton candy (photo courtesy Ananda Restaurant). Carrot tartare. Make it with this recipe from Aliya Leekong in Food Republic. Beef tartare (photo courtesy Gordon Ramsay Group).   Language evolves, of course. The meaning of words change over time, or grow […]

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What’s at the end of the rainbow? A rainbow veggie pizza! This pizza is also a clever way to get the I-don’t-want-vegetables contingent to eat more of them. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.   RECIPE: RAINBOW VEGGIE PIZZA Ingredients 1 ball (16 ounces/450 g) fresh pizza dough Canola oil Assorted fresh vegetables such […]

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[1] Vegetable and fruit crudo. Top row: conventional and candy-stripe radishes. Middle row: orange segments separated by daikon slices. Bottom row: kirby cucumber, red carrot, yellow squash. Garnish: microgreens, small herb leaves, flower petals (photo courtesy Kikkkoman USA). [2] Heirloom carrots grow in several colors. In fact, orange was one of the later developments; check […]

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[1] Thai rice pudding is made with black rice and coconut milk. Here’s the recipe from Briana’s Kitchen Creations. [2] Black rice (photo courtesy InHarvest). [3] Cooked black rice takes on a purple hue (photo Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE). [4] Rice Pudding B with rum and passionfruit (photo courtesy Epicurious).   August 9th is […]

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August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is […]

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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Ready for some sweet, juicy melon? Here are tips for picking the best of the bunch. TIPS TO CHOOSE A MELON 1. Look for a stemless melon, with a slight indentation on the stem end. If the melon still has a stem, it could mean that it was picked […]

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