Do you love to cook? According to Flavor & The Menu, which advises professional chefs on culinary trends, there are five herbs you may not have tried that are waiting to become the next hot flavor trends. Chervil, hyssop, lemon balm, lovage and nettles: Look for them the next time you’re at a farmer’s market […]

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June 17th is National Strudel Day. While most people tend to think “apple strudel,” strudels can be sweet or savory. While seasonal fruits are popular fillings, some sweet strudels are fruit-free, filled instead with soft, sweetened cheese (quark), poppy seeds, or nuts. Savory strudels are filled with cheeses, meats, seafood or vegetables. We have some […]

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[1] Ready to dig in? A creative brownie presentation from Good Food On Montford in Charlotte, North Carolina (photo © Good Food On Montford).   With Father’s Day at hand and future days of desserts, here’s how to turn everyday ingredients into something fun yet fancy. The idea comes from Good Food On Montford, a […]

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[1] A special Potato Chip Omelet for brunch, with optional bacon. Recipe and photo © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] Most home cooks have dried thyme in the cupboard, but fresh thyme adds a brighter, zingy taste (photo © Good Eggs). [3] You can buy potato chips or make your own. How about these crispy baked […]

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We have a few favorite crispy snacks to enjoy when we’re having a crunch attack, or when we want something to go with beer, wine and Martinis. We love them with soup, too, as a side or a garnish. And for general crunching. This week’s products, in alphabetic order:     1. GOLD EMBLEM ABOUND: […]

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[1] This potato salad with classic Burmese ingredients can be served warm or chilled. The recipe was developed by Tina of Love Is In My Tummy, for the Idaho Potato Commission (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Some of the authentic Burmese ingredients that are blended with the traditional potatoes and mayo (photo © Idaho […]

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[1] Sushi donuts can be filled and topped with anything you like. Express your outer sushi artist with different toppings, artistically presented. Here’s how to start, from A Side Of Sweet. [2] Vegetarian sushi donuts, above with orange carrot, purple carrot, radish and black sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Two Spoons, as well as […]

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