Our Top Pick Of The Week is something special for lovers of chicharrónes (fried pork rinds or cracklings), or for those who love a low carb chip but don’t eat pork*†. As with chicharrónes, Flock Foods turns seasoned strips of skin and fat and fries them to a crispy, puffy state. Fly down to the next […]

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September is National Italian Cheese Month. Italy produces approximately 600 different types of cheeses. Some of their most famous cheeses date back as long as 2,000 years. The European Commission has granted a number of these cheeses protected status; the most famous have the DOP* status.     A BRIEF HISTORY OF ITALIAN CHEESE According […]

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[1] Fabrizia limoncello (photos #1 and #3 © Moody Mixologist). [2] Sicilian lemons (photo © Sicily On Web). [3] How about a Pink Limoncello Reviver? Here’s the recipe. [4] Limoncello Prosecco Sparkler. Here’s the recipe (photos #4 and #5 © Inside The Rustic Kitchen). [5] Italian-Cuban fusion: a Limoncello Mojito Here’s the recipe. [6] House-made […]

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The 2002 National Negroni Week runs from September 12th-18th, with celebrants meeting at their favorite watering holes to toast. Negroni Week was established in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails. It also raises money for charity. In 2013, the Negroni was the World’s #2 cocktail. […]

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September is National Chicken Month. Here’s a tasty chicken recipe that’s off the beaten track—inspired by Morocco, to be precise. The recipe is courtesy of the National Chicken Council, which features recipes for lunch and dinner on their consumer website, ChickenRoost.com. We have to take exception with the given name of the recipe, which is […]

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[1] Classic samosas are triangular in shape (photo© Satyam Verma | Pexels). [2] The most popular filling combines potatoes, onions, and green peas with a variety of spices, including black mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, curry powder, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Here’s the recipe (photo © Oona Settembre | David & Busters | Dallas | Idaho […]

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We love bacon, but not the nitrates and nitrates*, salts commonly used to cure meat. So we tried vegan bacon, which doesn’t include either. We’ve enjoyed some tasty vegan bacon like Hooray Bacon, which is based on shiitake mushrooms. But our colleague Hannah Kaminsky created her own recipe for shiitake-based bacon and has shared it […]

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