[1] Champagne pairs well with any fish or seafood, including sushi and sashimi (photo courtesy Latte Luxury News). [2] Enjoy your favorite cheeses with Champagne (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau). [3] Drink Champagne with poultry or pork (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau).   Why wait for New Year’s Eve to crack open the bubbly? October 19th is […]

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Bring the flavor of fall to your mustard: gingerbread-spiced mustard. You can buy it or make it. French brands such as Pommery make it, and you can find it on Amazon. Its French name is Moutarde au Pain d’Epices: moutarde (moo-TARD) is mustard and pain d’epices (pan day PEACE) is gingerbread. Gingerbread is one of […]

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If you’ve never made marshmallows, here’s your chance to delight family and friends as you warm them up with a cup of hot cocoa. In addition to cocoa, you can use them to garnish fruit salad, ice cream, cakes, pies and other desserts. You can make them in traditional squares, or use cookie cutters to […]

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Every Halloween season we look forward to a crunchy-coated red candy apple and a chewy caramel apple. If you can’t have sugar, worry not: We have recipes for sugar-free/no sugar added candy and caramel apples. Sugar Free Candy Apples Recipe Sugar Free Caramel Apples Recipe   DECORATING THE APPLES We couldn’t find a sugar-free candy […]

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[1] An easy version of traditional miso soup, made with instant dashi (photo courtesy Sushi Lounge | NJ). [2] An Americanized version: miso broth with broad noodles (photo and recipe courtesy Pasta Fits). [3] Non-traditional garnishes for miso soup: bean sprouts and edamame (photo courtesy Sun Basket). [4] Miso paste. When you’re done with the […]

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Our word “dessert” emerged in mid-16th-century French, a combination of the past participle of desservir “to clear the table,” and servir, “to serve.” The name reflects that dessert was served after the table had been cleared of other dishes. A variety of desserts set on the table of the same time became known as service […]

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What’s a soup napoleon? It’s a name we gave to this recipe concept from Vaucluse restaurant in New York City. It sounds more appealing than “stack” or “cylinder” and more accurate than “tower.” A pastry napoleon is a stack of layered pastry, custard, and optionally, fruit. The mechanics are simple: A stack of four or […]

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[1] Baked delicata squash cut into cylinders and served with a poached egg and sautéed vegetables (photo courtesy Vaucluse | NYC). [2] You can stuff the squash with grains (photo of grain bowl with sliced squash courtesy Good Eggs | SF). [3] Another options: slices of roast delicata squash in a green salad (photo courtesy […]

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