[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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February 29th occurs only once every four years: It’s the leap year day. There are actually two food holidays on Leap Day: National Surf & Turf Day National Frogs Legs Day We love Surf & Turf. In addition to the classic Surf and Turf, we’ve created a list of modern approaches to “one from the […]

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February 27th is National Protein Day. If you don’t remember high school biology: Proteins are made up of chains of smaller chemicals called amino acids. The human body can’t store amino acids, so it must be obtained daily from the foods we eat. Protein deficiency can occur when you’re not eating enough protein to maintain […]

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Mardi Gras 2020 Falls On Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The celebration, which means Fat Tuesday in French, is the last day of the Carnival season. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent—so it’s the last day for indulgent foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on […]

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[1] Just-harvested red sorrel, ready for the evening’s menu at Union Square Cafe (photo © Union Square Cafe). [2] Beet and Red Sorrel Salad with Pistachio. Here’s the recipe from Paul Liebrandt (photo © Anna Williams | Food & Wine). [3] Even in a colorful dish, a leaf of red sorrel is eye-catching (photo of […]

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We’ve done classic avocado toast, we’ve done fancy avocado toast, we’ve done mushroom toast. We’ve done sweet toasts: All delicious. But the palate wants the adventure to continue. Thus, today’s toast journey is inspired by the Eggplant Toast at Kismet restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s a variation of their spiced eggplant recipe, with different garnishes: […]

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