[1] Ceviche in lettuce cups (photo courtesy The Chalk Board Magazine). [2] Want something more substantial? Fill an avocado half: Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [3] Want something more elegant? Get out your Martini glasses (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). Here are more ways to present ceviche.   A light lunch or […]

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All you need is a sharp knife and a peeler or mandoline to decorate goat cheese logs the way John Karangis does. Karangis is the executive chef at Union Square Events, and his job is to present dazzling foods. Yet, this particular dazzler does not require culinary school. Here’s all you need: RECIPE: DECORATED GOAT […]

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[1] A slice of yellow squash pizza with a salad of green zucchini ribbons (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Choose your favorite seasonable vegetables (photo courtesy The Homegrown Collective).   A meal kit from Good Eggs inspired this tip: If you make a veggie pizza, make a matching salad. The veggies on the pizza get […]

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There are two turnover holidays in the U.S.: National Apple Turnover Day on July 5th and National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th. You can head to the nearest grocer’s freezer case and pick up some trusty Pepperidge Farm turnovers. Or, you can bake a batch or two of homemade turnovers with the recipe below […]

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[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used […]

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In New York City, “the best deli,” referring to Jewish-style delicatessen, used to be a topic of debate. Over the years, though, acclaimed delicatessens have fallen by the wayside. The Carnegie Deli and its rival The Stage Deli, both in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hall, are gone. So is Artie’s Deli on the Upper West […]

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[1] Layered cole slaw in a jar (photo courtesy Nestlé. [2] Purple/red cabbage is good-looking and full of antioxidants (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Scallions, also called green onions, have more onion flavor than their cousin, chives (photo courtesy Recipeland).   We don’t know who came up with the idea of layered food in a […]

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