[1] An American classic: pepperoni pizza (photo courtesy Mantry). [2] Handmade pepperoni (photo courtesy DeLallo). [3] Got pepperoni? Use the extra to garnish a Bloody Mary (here with blue cheese cubes at Murray’s Cheese Bar).   September 20th is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, and we have a surprise for you: Pepperoni is a cured dry […]

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Recipes for simply-cooked meat or poultry—roasted, grilled, sautéed—typically advise: season with salt and pepper. You can do better than that! Chef Sarah Russo of Pre Brands beef suggests additional seasonings that work for almost all meat and poultry. Her technique for maximum flavor is to use at least three spices plus salt. For example: Chile […]

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Nick of Dude Foods is nothing if not creative. These Waffle Fry Sliders are an example. “The only real problem I came across when making my Waffle Fry Sliders was finding decently sized waffle fries,” says Nick. “I bought a bag of frozen fries from the grocery store and upon opening it I noticed that […]

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How often have you had a cocktail with an orange wheel—a horizontal slice of orange? How would you feel about another shape? An unnamed Japanese bartender cut hexagonal orange garnishes for an Aperol Spritz. The next time you need a citrus garnish, try it. Oranges are round, so it’s possible to cut a hexagon. Other […]

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August 24th is National Waffle Day and National Banana Split Day is August 25th. This year, we’ve combined the two into one fun recipe: Banana Split Waffles. The waffle becomes the split banana. Prep time is 10 minutes, total time 25 minutes. A round waffle maker is required. Thanks to Krusteaz for the recipe. But […]

Diets To Lose Weight