[1] Mango-Tomatillo Guacamole. The recipe is below photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann | Facebook). [2] Champagne mangoes (their proper name is Ataulfo) are in season from late February to early August. They’re a smaller variety but with a creamier texture—the larger varieties tend to be fibrous (photo © I Love Mangoes). [3] Tomatillos look like […]

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In previous years we’ve celebrated National Hot Dog Day, the third Wednesday in July, with articles about regional hot dog toppings, like: Favorite toppings by City, Part 1 (an Atlanta Dog has Vidalia onion and peach Relish—photo #4). More specialty toppings (how about a poutine dog?). Specialty topping duos such as bruschetta and fresh basil […]

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[1] Zilla Dog, an international fusion dish that combines kimchi, chicharrones, and an Indonesian-based sauce (photos #1 and #2 © 4505 Meats). [2] 44505 Meats chicharrones come in a variety of flavors—all delicious. [3] Sambal olek, an Indonesian chili paste or sauce (photo © McCormick). [4] You can purchase kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish […]

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We recently discovered a new breakfast treat: Crepini Cheddar Omelets. Six-inch-long whole-egg omelets are filled with real Cheddar cheese, which melts nicely after 15 seconds in the microwave. Crepini Cheddar Omelets are three times thicker than a standard crêpe. You can eat them cold from the fridge, too, which may sound strange, but they taste […]

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[1] Crostini with whipped ricotta and a sweet topping of honey, or savory marinated cherry tomatoes (photo © Belfiore Cheese Company). [2] Fresh ricotta before it’s whipped (photo © DeLaurenti Food & Wine). [3] When ricotta is whipped, it looks like this. Here, it’s garnished with maple syrup and Calabrian chiles and served with grilled […]

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The weekend is our time for trying new cocktail recipes, and this weekend it’s watermelon cocktails for National Watermelon Month (National Watermelon Day is coming up on August 3rd). A glass of watermelon juice is one of our favorite summer refreshers. You can add a squeeze of lime and a splash of something white and […]

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[1] Lobster Mac & Cheese on the half shell (photo © Goldbelly). [2] Lobster Mac & Cheese in ramekins (photos #2 and #3 © Bloomingdale’s). [3] Lobster Mac & Cheese in your own casserole dish. [4] Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [6] Two-Pasta Mac & Cheese. Here, it’s elbows and […]

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It’s July 14th, the day to toast to Bastille Day (“le quatorze juillet” in French). The holiday is officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). Here’s the history of Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point in the French Revolution. How […]

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