[1] Blueberry focaccia. The recipe is below (photo © King Arthur Flour). [2] Focaccia with kalamata olives. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [3] Earlier recipes had simple toppings: herbs like rosemary or sage, salt and olive oil. Here’s the recipe from (photo © King Arthur Flour). [4] Focaccia can be baked in a round […]

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Le Coq Rico is a poultry-centric bistro in Manhattan that specializes in whole roast birds: chicken, duck, game hen and quails. But among such French classics, you can find some food fun; like this arugula-fig salad with parmesan cheese and a popcorn garnish! After we first had it at the restaurant, we started using popcorn […]

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[1] Blueberry is one of five flavors of Köe Organic Kombucha (photos #1 and #2 © Koe). [2] Strawberry Lemonade Köe Kombucha. [3] Paulaner Grapefruit Radler: half pink grapefruit juice, half lager, all heaven (photo © Paulaner). [4] Take a trip to the tropics with Sparkale: sparkling tropical ale, with pineapple and coconut flavors (photo […]

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For us, there’s nothing better than a bowl of chilled gazpacho on a hot summer day. Gazpacho is a cold raw vegetable soup, that originated in Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain. There are many variations based on local ingredients and preferences. Over the centuries, fruits were added to the vegetables. (Chilled fruit soup without […]

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[1] A bag of frozen raspberries turned into sugar-free soft serve (all photos © Yonanas). [2] Turn the soft-serve into ice pops. [3] Pumpkin Yonanas with pumpkin pie spices and red wine ice cubes. [4] How about a Yonanas cone? [5] Call it a sundae or a breakfast bowl.   July is National Ice Cream […]

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Here’s some food fun for National Ice Cream Month: Use olive oil or whiskey as the “sauce” on your sundae. It’s a sophisticated sundae that can also be made with sorbet. Use your finest olive oil. While some people will prefer the mildest oil, we also like fruity or peppery olive oil flavors. Prefer to […]

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Fishers Island is located in Long Island Sound, between the eastern tips of Connecticut and Long Island. Open for 100 years, it has long been a haven for summer visitors. The Pequot, the only public bar and restaurant on the island, is a gathering place for cocktails, burgers, wood-fired pizza, local Fishers Island oysters and […]

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[1] Just pop fruits that need to be ripened in a paper bag (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The riper the banana, the faster it will help to ripen the other fruits (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Before you can dig into the creamy flesh, you need to ripen an avocado (photo © Aldi). […]

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