[1] A Bloody Mary with three Mexican restaurant garnishes (photo © J-Remy | Blue Moon Café). [2] Japanese accents: ingredients in the mix, an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland, Oregon). [3] The Wayfarer in New York City calls this its […]

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[1] Roasted chickpeas garnish a bowl of spicy avocado soup (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [2] Roasted chickpeas. [3] Fresh chickpeas, a.k.a. green chickpeas, in their pods (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Who needs empty-calorie croutons when you can substitute nutritious*, roasted chickpeas? In photo #1, DeLallo serves it as a […]

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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum: August 16th is National Rum Day. Many thanks to Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel sports bar and grill in Key West for much of this information. Head to the heart of historic Old Town Key West to sample more than 150 rums and an extensive collection of specialty and craft […]

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How do you eat sushi? Most people simply pick up the sushi with chopsticks and dip the bottom of the rice into soy sauce. But many Americans don’t know that there is actually a “proper” way to eat sushi. This example is on the “improper” list. Sushi comes with its own set of table manners. […]

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[1] The Roussillon commune produces red, white and rosé wines, plus sweet wines (photo #2) (photo courtesy Wine Goblet). [2] The sweet wines of Roussillon, vins doux naturels, are also available in the “three colors.” They’re often referred to by their initials, VDN, and indicate naturally sweet wines (photo courtesy Vignerons Catalans). [3] Languedoc-Roussillon, an […]

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August 10th is National S’mores Day, a cookie sandwich first popularized in the 1920s by the Girl Scouts. The love of the gooey treat has led to many other recipes combining the three ingredients: chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow. Today we present a S’mores Ice Cream Cake, with more luscious recipes below. The recipe was […]

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[1] A gooey s’mores brownie. The recipe is below (photo © Burp!). [2] Classic s’mores are a sandwich cookie (photo © Dandies Marshmallows). [3] S’mores ice cream sandwiches (photo © Babble). [4] S’mores ice cream cake (photo © Kraft).   National S’mores Day is August 10th. Get ready to celebrate by considering this recipe for […]

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