Chicken, Cornish hen, duck, goose, guinea hen, partridge, pheasant, poussin, turkey, quail… We love poultry! Here’s an idea from Chef Daniel Humm, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Chef Humm’s decoration is accessible to anyone who roasts a bird: Fill the opening of the cavity with a bouquet before bringing it to […]

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[1] It’s not sangria: It’s iced tea! (Photo courtesy Melissa’s.) [2] Iced tea for dessert? (Photo courtesy The Maple Guild.)   It’s a scorching day today, so we’re alternating glasses of ice water with glasses of iced tea. If you brew your own tea, you can give iced tea the “sangria treatment” by adding fresh […]

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We traditionally serve cheese on a platter; sometimes on a cutting board, especially one that looks great because we’ve never used it for cutting. (The rustic look, using a well-worn cutting board like the one in the photo, doesn’t look right with our fancy decor.) Our crudités have always been arranged on a large plate, […]

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This week’s featured products are a trio of beverages, from zero-calorie sparkling water to low-calorie iced teas to an exciting IPA (240 calories pee 12 ounces, and worth it). Here they are, in alphabetical order.     1. BEER: BALLAST POINT SCULPIN IPA IPA is the hottest category in craft beer, and it’s been our […]

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[1] Cucumber hummus stacks. For variety, there are many other fillers (photo courtesy Willow Tree Farm). [2] Fancy or casual roulades: julienned cucumbers rolled in prosciutto. You can soak the cucumbers in gin! (Here’s the recipe from Parma Crown.) [3] Cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and dill are the ingredients of Greek tzatziki, but can also be […]

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June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. Here are some fun facts from Pure Leaf Tea. Tea is the number-one-consumed beverage in the world, after water. While most of the world consumes iced tea, in the U.S., almost 80% of the tea consumed is iced. 1. Tea leaves and wine grapes share similarities. Both tea […]

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