[1] How can you resist this fall-flavor pizza: butternut squash, pancetta and crispy sage atop provolone and mascarpone cheeses (photo #1, #2 and #3 © DeLallo)? [2] Pancetta, a form of unsmoked, spiced bacon. [3] The whole pie: yes, please! [4] Provolone cheese flavors vary by age. Provolone piccante (sharp, piquant) is, aged for a […]

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[1] An aged wedge of authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese: boldly flavored and aromatic (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [2] Wedges, curls and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (photo © Parmigiano-Reggiano Consorzio). [3] If you want grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, buy a wedge and grate it yourself. You can see the crunchy white tyrosines in the paste (body) of the cheese (photo […]

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When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make fondue or raclette. Most Americans are familiar with fondue; less so with raclette (rah-CLET—photo #1). Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s easier to eat than fondue: no bread or veggies to get dropped and lost in the pot. Raclette is a specific type […]

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[1] Spicy beef dumplings with ginger scallion sauce (photos © City Dumpling). [2] Vegetable dumplings, resplendent in their bright green wrappers. [3] If you have extra fresh ginger, pop it into a glass of club soda (photo © Jan Schone | Stock Exchange).   Last night we ordered a dumpling sampler—30 Chinese dumplings!—from a new […]

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If you find yourself with a leftover croissant, don’t stick it in the freezer. Here’s a delicious way to use to use it, from Sun Basket. Bread pudding is a flexible dish. You can serve it at brunch, or as a dessert for lunch or dinner. For a snack, it hits the spot with a […]

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[1] A seasonal snack: Pumpkin Spice Latté ice pops (photo © Zoku). [2] Instant espresso powder has many uses. Check them out (photo © King Arthur Baking). [3] Look for instant espresso powder in your grocer’s coffee aisle (photo © Medaglia d’Oro).   This seasonal ice cream pop recipe comes to us from Zoku, the […]

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[1] This gouda from Basiron in Holland is infused with pesto. Get it at iGourmet (photo © iGourmet). [2] Coupole, from Vermont Creamery, is one of our favorite goat cheeses. The brain-like surface is caused by Geotrichum candidum, a fungus that colonizes nearly all fungal surface-ripened cheeses during the early stages of ripening. Here’s more […]

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We love the creativity and fun of this apple cider cocktail, served in a fresh apple. The recipe was developed by Eastern Standard Provisions, which sells the soft pretzels in the photo as well as the French Toast Sugar used for the rim. (Here’s our review of their yummy line of soft pretzels in classic […]

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