Our friends at Petrossian shared with us this delightful recipe for smoked salmon summer rolls. They are as much a treat for the eye as for the palate (photo #1). Petrossian calls them maki, the Japanese word for roll; but they are more correctly namu harumaki that are sliced in the manner of sushi maki. […]

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Last week we suggested Hatch chile peppers, with a limited season of August and September. Now, raise your hand if you want a slice of Hatch Chile Pepper & Pepperoni Pizza (photos #1 and #2). Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh Hatch chile peppers: You can substitute Anaheim, Cubanelle or poblano chiles. A fresh […]

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[1] Fluffy blueberry ricotta pancakes for brunch (photo © California Wine Institute). [2] It’s blueberry season now, but in other months you can use frozen blueberries (photo © Elena Mozhvilo | Unsplash). [3] Maple syrup adds more depth of flavor to the blueberry sauce than granulated sugar (photo © Nadine Primeau | Unsplash).   Pancakes […]

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August is National Sandwich Month. While we’ve published many delicious sandwich recipes, we’d like to share a variation on the classic tuna salad sandwich. It’s not just any variation: It’s Julia Child’s recipe. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan published the recipe in The New York Times last year, sharing that it was one of Julia Child’s […]

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[1] Hatch chiles have a short growing season: just August and September (all photos except #2 © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Dried hatch chiles (photo © Otis Acres Micro Farm. [3] Once dried, you can enjoy Hatch chiles year-round. This Hatch-At-Home box from Melissa’s has everything from seasonings and salsa to polenta and popcorn. [4] For […]

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This summer we were introduced to K-Dogs, at a store in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Known as Korean hot dogs or corn dogs*, they are typically made of hot dogs (also called sausages†) or mozzarella cheese (or a combination of both), placed on sticks, dipped in yeasted batter and coated with panko breadcrumbs. Then, they’re then deep-fried […]

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