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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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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June is National Candy Month. How much does mankind like candy and its chief ingredient, sugar or honey? Well: Our species evolved with a built-in sweet tooth. The history of candy dates back to cavemen. They ate honey and honeycomb; but took the next step to make candy from it, by drying it into a […]

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Energy, potassium and protein combine in this snack: No melting necessary. Katrina Markoff, founder of Wild Ophelia Chocolate made it snack using the brand’s Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar. She topped a square of chocolate with a slice of fresh banana and some peanut butter. “Best after-school snack ever,” she said. We say: […]

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Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good […]

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[1] Get some prosciutto and basil or spinach, and start working (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi). [2] Jackie Chan commissioned this portrait, made from 64,000 chopsticks (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi).   Looking for a rainy day project, or to jump-start a new hobby? A fun get-together with friends? Take inspiration from the edible collages by Malaysian […]

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[1] The poke square, a creative version of the poke bowl (photo by Allison Tong for Rooh | Flavor And The Menu). [2] A more traditional poke bowl. Here’s how to customize your own from Kirbie Cravings.   Over the past few years, poke bowls have swept west from Hawaii to the East Coast. Poke […]

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[1] Fluffy biscuits need baking powder (photo of buttermilk biscuits Robyn Mackenzie | Fotolia). [2] There would be no fluffy pancakes without baking powder. Here’s the recipe for these Banana Bread Pancakes from The Baker Chick. [3] Baking powder from Clabber Girl, one of the original brands still going strong—it’s the number-one seller in the […]

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May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. We’re all familiar with cans of fruit cocktail from Del Monte, Dole and Libby’s. But who first created it, and why is it called “cocktail?” First: There is no alcohol in a conventional fruit cocktail. So why is it called fruit cocktail, instead of simply fruit salad? There’s […]

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[1] Latin American empanadas are made in individual portions (photo courtesy Fairway | NYC). [2] Chicken empanadas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Galician and Portuguese empanadas are made as a whole pie and served in slices (photo courtesy Maria Lunarillos)   May 8th is National Empanada Day. Most Americans know empanadas as fried Latin American […]

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