[1] Pork ragù over polenta (photos #1, #2, #4, and #5 © DeLallo). [2] Ingredients for the recipe. Pork Shoulder[/caption] [3] Pork shoulder, also known as Boston butt (photo courtesy Food Nutrition Table). [4] Instant polenta is ready in 5 minutes‡‡. You can buy it online from DeLallo. [5] These San Marzano tomatoes sold by […]

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We didn’t want to let the clock run out on National Honey Month (September) without a special honey recipe. We found it in this honey and mezcal cocktail recipe, “Naughty Toddy,” from Dos Hombres Mezcal. The brand was co-founded by actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston (the dos hombres) along with third-generation mezcalero Gregorio Velasco. […]

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September is National Italian Cheese Month. Italy produces approximately 600 different types of cheeses. Some of their most famous cheeses date back as long as 2,000 years. The European Commission has granted a number of these cheeses protected status; the most famous have the DOP* status.     A BRIEF HISTORY OF ITALIAN CHEESE According […]

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September is National Chicken Month. Here’s a tasty chicken recipe that’s off the beaten track—inspired by Morocco, to be precise. The recipe is courtesy of the National Chicken Council, which features recipes for lunch and dinner on their consumer website, ChickenRoost.com. We have to take exception with the given name of the recipe, which is […]

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[1] A twist on the Caprese salad, adding peaches or nectarines plus enough arugula to make it a green salad fusion. The recipe is below (photo © Colavita Recipes). [2] A creative idea: use bite-size mozzarella balls (bocconcini) instead of sliced mozzarella (photo © Fruits From Chile). [3] A minimalist, fruit-centric peach Caprese (photo © […]

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We feel a bit hesitant to publish this “public service announcement” on the heels of National S’mores Day, but August is National Wellness Month. National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, stress management, and creating healthy routines, including eating. So here’s our PSA. These eight tips for healthy eating come from the National Health Service—of the […]

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