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- Wood Oven Roasted Manila Clams
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Agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination. Honeybees account for 80 percent of it all. Without this process, we would see a significant decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables, and present-day findings point to the cause as changes in agricultural practices. We now experience abnormally low populations of bees, up to 70 percent less, causing a problem they call Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
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The history of honey goes back 8000 years as evidenced in early cave paintings. Ancestors in all cultures have honored honey and worked hard to procure it. Over the years, it has served us by flavoring our food, being a part of certain medicines and contributing, as a symbol, in religious ceremonies. Continue reading
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Menu Sampling RUSS AND DAUGHTER CAFE, NEW YORK CITY
- Russ & Daughters Knishes
Hot Smoke/Cold Smoke
Matzo Ball Soup
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Pickled Herring Trio
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Wontons are referred to by many as “the Chinese answer to Italian ravioli.” Actually, many cultures have their favorite foods encased in bundles. The Italians have their ravioli, the Mexicans their empanadas, the Jews their kreplachs and the Chinese delighted in their dumplings or rolls. In short, these are neatly rapped bundles which can be filled with almost anything, savory to sweet, served from hors d’oeuvres to desserts. Twist, layer, stuff, fill, roll or stack versatile wontons. Make crispy wontons strips for tasty sprinkles.
Wonton wrappers are made from simple ingredients, wheat flour, eggs and water. Fill them with any tasty mixture, then bake them, boil them, steam them or fry them.
Look for packages of wonton wrappers in the supermarket produce section, refrigerated. Use or freeze before date on package. If freezing, use before 6 months pass. Thaw before working with them.
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- Hot Smoked Cormorant, Crowberries,
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- Arctic Char
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Spaghetti squash, though a member of the large pumpkin/squash Curcurbita family, it possesses a unique quality of its own, unlike any other vegetable. Once its flesh is microwaved, boiled or baked whole, then cooled, you can quickly open it, remove its seeds, then drag the once-solid, now cooked flesh, downward over a bowl, and it tumbles out in beautiful, yellow, spaghetti-like strands, ready to be dressed or sauced and devoured deliciously as one would a guilt-free pasta!
These squashes weigh between 3 to 5 pounds and are available all year. However, their peak season is early fall through winter. It has other names, too. Some of them are vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, spaghetti marrow and vegetable marrow.
Spaghetti squash was first developed in China, then introduced into Japan around 1920. The Burpee Seed Company imported it into the U.S. in 1936, where it didn’t catch on quite quickly. With other wartime food shortages, ispaghetti squash gained more popularity during WWII, and is only now being used widely here. Continue reading
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