Most of us think of waffles as sweet: with maple syrup and berries for breakfast, or perhaps with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. But for National Waffle Day, August 24th, we’ve decided that this savory waffles recipe hits the spot. This recipe, from Gelson’s Markets, tops waffles with ricotta and grilled onions. They’re […]

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[1] Crostini with whipped ricotta and a sweet topping of honey, or savory marinated cherry tomatoes (photo © Belfiore Cheese Company). [2] Fresh ricotta before it’s whipped (photo © DeLaurenti Food & Wine). [3] When ricotta is whipped, it looks like this. Here, it’s garnished with maple syrup and Calabrian chiles and served with grilled […]

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[1] Comfort food: warm, creamy polenta topped with a fried egg and sautéed cherry tomatoes (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Cherry tomatoes are sauteed into a jammy sauce, called “burst tomatoes” (photo © Barilla). [3] Buy a box of polenta. You can use it at any meal of the day (photo © Delallo). [4] An […]

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Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times. It is gluten free, although not a whole grain*. This traditional Italian cornmeal style originated in Umbria in northern Italy, where it was a simple, hearty peasant food. In the U.S. and U.K., cooked polenta is known as as cornmeal mush. Polenta […]

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[1] Make tartines with lush summer tomatoes (recipes and photographs © Alexandra Shytsman courtesy Goat Cheeses Of France). [2] Sainte-Maure Caprifeuille goat cheese. Read more about it below. [3] Miche, a term for a round country loaf (pain de campagne—photo © King Arthur Flour).   Yesterday we presented three goat cheese and wine pairings, an […]

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[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo courtesy Taste | Australia. [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo courtesy Murphy’s Irish Stout).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at home. Pronounced “plow man,” Ploughman’s, as […]

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