When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)? His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. It’s a warm and […]

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[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made […]

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[1] The classic, a Margherita pizza is a cheese pizza topped with fresh basil (photo © Nadezhda Filatova | Unsplash). [2] Slices topped with fresh arugula (photo © Sahand Hoseini | Unsplash). [3] Pile it on! This pepperoni pizza has veggie companions: black olives, fresh basil and tomatoes (photo © Like Meat | Unsplash). [4] […]

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Some “food art” can only be achieved by professional food stylists. We’re always delighted to come across something simple, that we can make ourselves. Serve the tomato flowers with a round of Boursin as an appetizer, or use individual “flowers” as an individual plate garnish. Thanks to Boursin for the idea.     RECIPE: BOURSIN […]

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[1] A seacuterie plate from Oceana restaurant, with octopus salami, gravlax with dressed microgreens, and crab spread on toasted baguette (photo © Paul Johnson | Oceana Restaurant). [2] A put-it-together seacuterie board: You can purchase most of what’s here. Here are the recipes fi=or the rest (photo © Wild Alaska Food). [3] An ample lunch, […]

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Love candy? Here’s your chance to make candy history—at least, See’s Candies history. See’s Candies is officially 100-years-old! The iconic American manufacturer of chocolates and other candies was founded by Charles See, his wife Florence, and his mother Mary in Los Angeles in 1921. Mary See had developed the recipes that became the foundation of […]

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It’s a new year, and a new look at sausage. Seemore Meats & Veggies is a Brooklyn-based enterprise founded by a fourth-generation butcher and named for her grandfather, Seymour, who taught her how to make sausages. It has an original point-of-view, with a creative lineup of flavorful vegetable-infused sausages. Yes, there are other companies that […]

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[1] Our new favorite mustard to slather on almost everything (photos #1 and #2 © Milo’s Whole World Gourmet). [2] Sweet, hot, creamy and delicious! [3] You can also use it as a dip (photo © Betty Crocker—here’s the recipe for the Honey Mustard Chicken).   Our new favorite mustard condiment is Kickin’ Kream Mustard […]

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