BASTILLE DAY HISTORY July 14th (“le quatorze juillet”) is Bastille Day in France, officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). If you missed that lesson in European History class, it commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point and symbolic act of rebellion in the […]

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For the past several summers, the frosé—a frozen rosé cocktail (or wine slush, if you prefer) has been served as a winetail (wine cocktail) or an after-dinner drink (liquid dessert). Here’s our first set of frosé recipes, from two summers ago. This recipe (photo #1), from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, adds blueberries that turn […]

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Before taking off for the holiday weekend, we share this delicious recipe for red, white and blue blondies from King Arthur Flour. Well, they’re sort of red white and blue, if you count the beige blondie as the white color. Otherwise, we have an addition to suggest: White chocolate chips Mini marshmallows     RECIPE: […]

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[1] It’s red, white, blue and crunchy, for lovers of crushed ice drinks (photo © Due West | NYC). [2] Due West used this rum in the drink. It’s 126 proof! We stuck with the 80 proof (photo © Worthy Park Estate).   When Due West, a popular gastropub in the West Village neighborhood of […]

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[1] Melt Miyoko’s vegan cultured butter and toss it with popcorn (all photos © Miyoko’s Creamery). [2] Spread Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese on a bagel. [3] Serve a Loire-style soft cheese wheel with crackers and wine. [4] Spread Miyoko’s roadhouse cheeses on bread, crackers or pretzels. Shown here: Biergarten Garlic & Chive. [5] Create a […]

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[1] A pousse cafe for July 4th. The recipe is below (photo © Molecular Recipes). [2] Use Campari for the red layer (photo © Campari Group). [3] Coconut rum provides the white layer (photo © Pernod Ricard). [3] Get great blue color from blue Curaçao (photo © De Kuyper).   For July 4th food fun, […]

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[1] A Red Ranger chicken, a heritage cross created by Root Down Farm. Get yours from Good Eggs (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The Red Ranger chicken, ready to eat (photo © Good Eggs). [3] The Brahma breed of heritage chicken. Here’s more about it (photo © The Livestock Conservancy). [4] The Campine breed of […]

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[1] First, make the ice pops. Serve them with sliced watermelon and Coors Light (both photos © Coors Light). [2] Before taking a bite, dip the pop into the chili salt blend. Bite, enjoy, then have a sip of Coors Light.   National Michelada Day is July 12th. But because you might want to serve […]

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