This beautiful Persian Rose tea is the signature blend of Nini Ordoubadi, master blender, and proprietor of Tay Tea in Woodstock, New York. It was her first blend and remains her personal favorite of many wonderful blends she was created over the years. She blends fine black Ceylon bergamot-scented tea with rose petals, organic rose […]

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This appetizer isn’t fancy, but it’s on the menu of Noma, a three-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. (The name is a syllabic abbreviation of the two Danish words nordisk (Nordic) and mad (food), and the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of New Nordic Cuisine. It aims to […]

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[1] A simple salad of mixed baby greens, topped with burrata, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze (photo © Hill And Bay | NYC). [2] Top baby greens with burrata (here baby spinach and arugula sprouts) and a drizzle of olive oil. Watermelon radishes add color (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Burrata atop sundried […]

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There are a few cheeses that can turn a cheese plate into edible art. One of these is Port Wine Derby, a smooth, creamy Derby cheese marbled with an infusion of Port wine to create an exquisite deep purple pattern. The color and sweet blackcurrant undertones come from the Port wine, which is added to […]

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Who took the two missing doughnuts??? (Photo of doughnuts (© Brooke Lark | Unsplash).   The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day (or Donut, if you prefer—the differce is below. You don’t have to create doughnut art, as in the lovely display above, photographed by Brooke Lark. You can simply buy some plain […]

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We spend so much time appointing our table for guests: different porcelain plates for every course, fine linens, silver, stemware and of course, candles. One day as we were lighting the candles, we noticed how out of place our box of Diamond Matches was. So when we discovered MatchDaddy, we knew that we had not […]

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Few people would call a bagel beautiful, but Baldor Specialty Foods has overturned that notion. On top of an everything bagel with cream cheese, they have arranged: Capers Edible flowers Chives Mini cucumbers Pickled red onions Salmon Caviar Smoked Salmon   You can substitute goat cheese for the cream cheese. If your Mother’s Day breakfast […]

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