For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add: […]

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[1] Green goddess: a crudité plate of green lettuces (photo © Empellon | NYC [2] California-grown Castelfranco chicory (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Variegated radicchio, radicchio variegato di castelfranco IGP. IGP is an acronym for indicazione geografica protetta, meaning it can only be grown in a specified region—In this case, the Castelfranco Veneto region of […]

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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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Celebrate spring with a beautiful bowl of crudités, artistically arrayed. Stroll down the produce aisle of your best market and select the most appealing veggies, looking for different colors and textures. Arrange them on a beautiful plate or in a shallow bowl, with a bowl of green hummus in the center (photo #1). SPRING VEGETABLES […]

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