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] Turn the s’mores recipe into an ice cream sundae (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland). [2] The classic S’mores cookie sandwich (photo © Dandies).   Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon does more than turn out great sushi: It creates smashing desserts like this S’mores Sundae. This one is so easy to make. National S’mores […]

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Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled […]

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[1] A refreshing glass of IPA. The flowers to the left of the glass are hops (photo © Homebrewers Association). [2] For IPA fanatics, there’s a special glass engineered to highlight the flavors and aromas of IPA (photo © Kegworks). [3] On a summer day, enjoy a cold IPA with an antipasto plate (photo © […]

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[1] Ready for his close-up: Our crustacean friend is holding a piece of lime, to be squeezed into the soup at the HM Grand Central Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (photo courtesy Pexels). [2] You can serve a larger bowl or a smaller bowl. We recommend a larger service plate under the bowlm so the […]

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July 2nd is National Anisette Day, a clear liqueur. Before commercial production, people made their own liqueurs (and made their own wine, brewed their own beer, etc.). The first commercial anisette was introduced by Marie Brizard in 1755. Many people confuse anisette with sambuca, another clear liqueur. Other sweet anise-based liquors from France include Pernod […]

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We’ve lived in New York City our whole life but had never heard of Grandma Pizza. Maybe it’s because we didn’t have an Italian grandmother. According to King Arthur Flour, which has a wealth of baking knowledge (and lots of delicious recipes): A New York City staple, Grandma Pizza has its origins in the homes […]

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Ready to test your extra virgin olive oil chops? See how many of these questions you can answer correctly. Thanks to California Olive Ranch for the test and photos. Their premium olive oils are so delicious, you can drink them from the spoon (two tablespoons a day are recommended by the FDA for heart health). […]

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June 17th is National Strudel Day. While most people tend to think “apple strudel,” strudels can be sweet or savory. While seasonal fruits are popular fillings, some sweet strudels are fruit-free, filled instead with soft, sweetened cheese (quark), poppy seeds, or nuts. Savory strudels are filled with cheeses, meats, seafood or vegetables. We have some […]

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[1] Sushi donuts can be filled and topped with anything you like. Express your outer sushi artist with different toppings, artistically presented. Here’s how to start, from A Side Of Sweet. [2] Vegetarian sushi donuts, above with orange carrot, purple carrot, radish and black sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Two Spoons, as well as […]

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