Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If you pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, here’s a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide. Of course, you don’t need to serve a different wine with […]

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[1] Oven-baked nuggets served Buffalo Wing style. Here’s the recipe from Every Last Bite (photos #1 and #2 © Every Last Bite). [2] Don’t like blue cheese? Serve chicken nuggets with your favorite dips. [3] Vegan nuggets: Alpha Foods used its Chikn-Nuggets to make a Buffalo Chickn hero/sub, with all the fixings: blue cheese dressing, […]

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Sometimes the food adventure takes you to countries and new cuisines. You may discover new must-have favorites. That’s what happened to us with bureks (BOO-rek, also spelled börek and other variations), when we discovered Balkan Bites, a New York-based family business that bakes bureks from generations-old recipes handed down from great-great grandmothers in Albania. (More […]

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Popovers have always been a special food to us. Light and airy, they can be part of the bread basket for almost any meal. Bread lover that we are, we can make a meal just of popovers and a pot of tea. Eat them plain, with butter, with jam—with any type of sweet or savory […]

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[1] Drizzle some salsa on your avocado toast (photo © Eva Dilmanian | Dreams Aren’t This Good). [2] Avocado toast “Caprese,” with mozzarella, tomato and balsamic drizzle. Here’s the recipe (photo © Two Peas In Their Pod).   We’ve seen many ideas for topping avocado toast, from spring peas and fried or poached eggs to: […]

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November 9th is Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day. What is pungent food? Pungent is one of the five tastes: bitter, salty, sweet, sour and pungent. There are different interpretations of pungent, especially in ayurveda and diets that evolved from Eastern medicines. For the purpose of the American diet, we propose that pungent food: Has […]

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November 6th is National Nachos Day. Some nacho lovers we know have never made nachos at home. They’re so easy that today’s tip is a basic recipe for nachos. There are links to more nacho recipes below. > The History Of Nachos     RECIPE: BASIC NACHOS Prep time is 15 minutes, cook time is […]

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Ever since we discovered bitters in college, we’ve regularly enjoyed bitters and soda—heavy on the bitters. Using Angostura, the only brand most people knew at the time, it added a reddish color to the club soda, with a very spicy ginger flavor. We called it “unsweetened ginger beer.” We often have bitters and soda with […]

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