September is National Chicken Month. Here’s a tasty chicken recipe that’s off the beaten track—inspired by Morocco, to be precise. The recipe is courtesy of the National Chicken Council, which features recipes for lunch and dinner on their consumer website, ChickenRoost.com. We have to take exception with the given name of the recipe, which is […]

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[1] Classic samosas are triangular in shape (photo© Satyam Verma | Pexels). [2] The most popular filling combines potatoes, onions, and green peas with a variety of spices, including black mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, curry powder, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Here’s the recipe (photo © Oona Settembre | David & Busters | Dallas | Idaho […]

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We love bacon, but not the nitrates and nitrates*, salts commonly used to cure meat. So we tried vegan bacon, which doesn’t include either. We’ve enjoyed some tasty vegan bacon like Hooray Bacon, which is based on shiitake mushrooms. But our colleague Hannah Kaminsky created her own recipe for shiitake-based bacon and has shared it […]

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Sometimes in the business of discovering new food products, we come across true greatness. That’s how we feel about the gourmet ice pops from The Hyppo in St. Augustine, Florida. They are well worth sending for and will make a memorable gift to any lucky recipient of your largesse. The brilliance is in not just […]

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[1] Chocolate pot de crème, a French chocolate custard (photo © Volpi Foods). [2] Chocolate pot de crème in a French pot de crème dish with a chantilly (whipped cream)(photo © Seduction Meals). [3] Chocolate pot de creme with modern garnishes: raspberries, cacao nibs, chantilly, and a side of amaretti (photo © World Market). [4] […]

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Most of us think of waffles as sweet: with maple syrup and berries for breakfast, or perhaps with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. But for National Waffle Day, August 24th, we’ve decided that this savory waffles recipe hits the spot. This recipe, from Gelson’s Markets, tops waffles with ricotta and grilled onions. They’re […]

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