[1] For Halloween and beyond, barware to meet all needs. Here, a carafe with a bottle of KAH blanco tequila (both photos © Pottery Barn). [2] A double old fashioned glass with a blood-red cocktail, like Satan’s Whiskers.   We’d use these glasses year-round, but they may be a very welcome substitute for fine chocolates. […]

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Will a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger catch up in popularity with the long-loved bacon cheeseburger? This burger is topped with bacon, cheese and peanut butter! It was developed to offer diners something new and different. Chef John Franke, on behalf of the Boulder-based SRG Culinary Council, set out to develop some new approaches to classic […]

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[1] While there’s not much fruit inside, here are recipes to use an etrog (photo © My Jewish Learning). [2] Just-harvested etrog with its leaves (photo © Kara Idelka | Panther Media). [3] Inside an etrog: lots of edible pith, little juice (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Here’s a recipe for etrog jam (photo © […]

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[1] One way to eat more local food is to join a CSA (photo © With Love LA). [2] Another way to buy local produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, meats and more is to shop at farmers markets. Here’s how to find a farmers market near you (photo © Prince William County | Virginia). [3] […]

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[1] Pimento cheese on a cheeseburger is a special treat (photo © Gardenia Restaurant | NYC [now closed]). [2] Switch out the bun for a different bread: baguette, brioche, English muffin, focaccia or pita, for example (photo © Thomas Breads). [3] A bacon cheeseburger with blue cheese (photo © Cheesecake Factory).   September 18th is […]

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This may be old news to you. But until recently, we’d never seen chocolate peanut butter ice cream in our supermarket. One reason is that in our Manhattan neighborhood, the supermarkets are very small and have far less variety. In fact, our favorite “bonus” thing to do when we visit people out-of-town is to go […]

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[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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