We recently dined at a wonderfully creative new restaurant in New York City, Frevo. A cheese course is typically served before dessert, or instead of it. Quite a few connoisseurs prefer to end dinner with cheese instead of something sweet. Our cheese course consisted of Comte cheese, shaved into pappardelle-size ribbons (fettuccine size works, too), […]

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[1] Bake your own Irish soda bread with this recipe. Photo © The Baker Chick. [2] Turn a loaf of Irish soda bread into French toast or bread pudding. This recipe from McCormick has both raisins and caraway seeds. (photo © McCormick). [3] Irish soda French toast, for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dessert. The recipe […]

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If you have clear juice glasses or anything similar—and some extra time on your hands—you can make these clever egg crêpe omelets. This recipe takes a bit more preparation than a conventional vegetable omelet, but it’s fun to serve. How do you eat it? With a fork or spoon, from the glass.     RECIPE: […]

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[1] Mirepoix, the basis of much French cooking. In addition to carrots, celery and onions, other aromatics, including garlic, herbs and spices, can be added (photo © Good Eggs). [2] In addition to carrots, celery and onions, other aromatics, including garlic, herbs and spices, can be added (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Stocks and broths […]

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One dish that has almost dropped from sight is marinated cucumber salad. While June 13th is National Cucumber Day, pale-green cucumbers have a place on St. Patrick’s Day: as a side with a sandwich or with a main of seafood, poultry and meat—even corned beef and cabbage or a Guinness beef stew or lamb stew. […]

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OK, a green-topped pizza is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. You can go green any time you’d like a pizza with assorted green veggies. Think green for spring; green for summer; green for National Pizza Month, October; and green for National Pizza Day in the [typically] cold, gray weather of February 9th. Depending on […]

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[1 & 2] (photos © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [3] Serve ice cream in a quenelle shape for more sophistication. Here’s how to make it (photo © Lauren V. Haas | Breadhitz). [4] A few fresh mint leaves add a colorful note to monotone dishes (photo © Good Eggs).   Some people fall in […]

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