[1] The three main types of onions: red, white, and yellow. But that’s just a start. Here are the different types of onions (photo © National Onion Association). [2] A hot dog with raw onions, cilantro, and melted Swiss cheese (photo © Murrays Cheese). [3] Beer-batter onion rings wih horseradish dipping sauce. Here’s the recipe […]

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[1] Start the day with scrambled egg quesadillas with Johnsonville Sausage Strips (all photos © Johnsonville). [2] However you like your morning eggs—or pancakes, for that matter—serve them with Sausage Strips. [3] Lunchtime: How about grilled cheese and tomato with Sausage Strips? You can also add the Strips to egg salad, ham, turkey and other […]

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[1] A box of baking soda has more uses than you might think (photo © Arm & Hammer). [2] Baking soda, originally a crystalline compound, is ground into a fine powder (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] Baking soda helps onions brown more quickly (photo © Paul Binet |iStock Photo). [4] For juicier shrimp, add […]

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If you like nutty flavors, you’ll like tahini (photo #1): a creamy, nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds (photo #3). It’s familiar to every fan of hummus (photo #4). Most Americans buy tahini to make hummus or baba ghanoush. If you eat halvah, you’ve eaten tahini-based candy. Tahini is also the base of tarator […]

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Savoy cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. sabauda L.) is the prettiest member of the cabbage species (Brassica oleracea). It’s also known as choux de savoie (France), cavolo verza (Italian), and Milan cabbage and Lombardy cabbage (English). Savoy is a loose-headed cabbage with crepe-like, crinkled, frilly leaves and a sweet, earthy flavor. We enjoy it much more […]

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[1] A Dry Martini, stylish served at Dante Restaurant in New York City. Here’s the classic Martini recipe (photo © Dante). [2] Add a splash to soups. Here’s the recipe for this Manhattan Clam Chowder from Eat To Love (photo © Eat To Love). [3] Homemade fig jam. Here’s the recipe from Set The Table […]

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[1] Most edamame is eaten like this: squeezed from the pod (photo © Sun Basket). [2] Add edamame to grain bowls, green salads, protein salads and salad bowls (photo © Cottonbro | Pexels). [3] Add edamame to pasta and pasta salads (photo © Mgg Vitchakorn | Unsplash). [4] Edamame and corn salad with oregano vinaigrette. […]

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Want to become a more impressive cook instantly? Use compound butter! Also known as finishing butter, or beurre composé in French, it’s unsalted butter that has been blended with seasonings. There are endless variations. Escoffier published 35 combinations in 1903, and cuisine has evolved in many directions since his classic renderings of anchovy butter and […]

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A couple of years ago, we began to notice smoking cocktails on the menus of some fine restaurants we patronize. These are not the dry-ice-generated smoke of Halloween, but flavored smoke made with wood chips or other agent that provide heavenly aroma. You don’t want the bouquet to dissipate. It’s like the alluring scent of […]

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