[1] Grilled radicchio. The recipe is below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Grilled radicchio with filet mignon (photo © Omaha Steaks). [3] Radicchio leaves nested for a salad bowl (photo © Alcove Cafe | Los Angeles). [4] A bowl of radicchio di chioggia, the most common variety in the U.S. (photo © Hillshire Farm | […]

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[1] Heart-shaped potato chips tinted pink with beet juice (photo © In Erika’s Kitchen | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Idaho® russet potatoes. Here’s more about russets (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [3] While any size cookie cutter can cut a heart from dough, you need a cookie cutter that’s narrow enough to cut a slice […]

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[1] Greek-style nachos use favorite Greek ingredients in a nachos format. They’re just as delicious with beer as Mexican nachos (photos #1, #2 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] A closer look. The pita triangles are made from whole pita rounds. [3] Banana peppers are mild and tangy. Though typically bright yellow or greenish yellow, they […]

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Veganuary is a food event that began in the U.K.: an annual challenge run by a U.K. nonprofit that promotes and educates about veganism. It encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. The event began in 2014, and participation has more than doubled each year. Some 400,000 people signed up […]

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National French Fry Day is July 19th, but this recipe is winter comfort food. Duck fat fries are a special treat, beloved among chefs. They’re a great accompaniment to grilled meat, roasted chicken, and yes, duck. In this recipe the fries are pan baked, resulting in a crisp duck fat crunch and an aromatic blend […]

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[1] Coffee date scones (photos #1 and #4 © Nescafé). [2] Scones can be round or triangular. The triangular shape is an old one that comes from cooking scones in a frying pan over the fire, then cutting the cooked circle into pie-shape triangles (photo © King Arthur Baking Company). [3] Dates are among the […]

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New Year’s Eve means Champagne in our house, but it also means eggnog (or if you prefer, egg nog). We’ve made quite a few different recipes over the years. Some are linked below, including a low-calorie option. This year, we’re looking forward to this spiced chocolate eggnog recipe from American Heritage Chocolate. The recipe uses […]

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We love steak tartare and order it whenever we find it on the menu. We tried to make it at home once, slicing the beef into a brunoise. It was not successful (our knife skills not a particular talent). We ‘collect’ photos of creative steak tartare This one from chef New York Chef David Shim, […]

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[1] You can build these crisps on any base you like. We chose toasted ficelle*, a long loaf of French bread that’s narrower than a baguette (photos #1 and #2 © Cambria Style). [2] Buy extra figs and place them in a bowl for those who’d like some fresh fruit. [3] Divina fig spread is […]

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