BEE-FRIENDLIER See the film. Learn a way to make bees happier. A feel-good project we all need.
MUIR GLEN Lotsa tomatoes going on. New is their jarred, crushed tomatillos also jarred Arabella plum tomatoes.
RELUCTANT GOURMET It’s the “soup time of the year” and the RG has cooked up some very interesting recipes.
Menu Sampling ILBUCO, NEW YORK New York
- Olives marinated in Fennel Pollen
- Seared Hudson Valley Duck Lives, Spring Onions
- Cast-Iron-Seared Cuttlefish
- Razor Clams “a la plancha”
- Housemade Egg Pasta Ribbons, Yellowfoot Chantrelles
- Grilled Whole Spanish Dorade, Confit Fingerlings
- Principato de Lucedio Carnaroli Rice, Nantucket Bay Scallops
- Olive Oil Tastings
Sometimes it takes a widespread “cultural miracle” to make many of us get excited about something which has been with us since before the 16th century. Case in point, green beans, (a.k.a. string beans, snap beans, French beans and haricots.)
In the case of a cultural miracle for green bean popularity, it was a Dorcas Reilly who was responsible for the green bean’s most revolutionary turn-around to date. As a test kitchen employee for the Campbell Soup Company in 1955, her goal was to dress up green beans with basic kitchen items and make them more popular. Well. She sure did! Though it has been modified almost everywhere, Reilly’s original recipe called for green beans, cream of mushroom soup, French fried onions, milk, soy sauce and ground black pepper. Green beans were miraculously deliciously gooey, and they had a fun crunch! Continue reading
AMIGO FOODS All Latin American foods. How about Coumbian Guascas, Luker, Tarrito Rojo, Aguila Rojo and more.
CRAZY IN THE KITCHEN What else is in Turkey Flaxseed Muffins?
AMERICAN SHRIMP Find recipes for Shrimp and Corn Fritters and Wild American Shrimp Texas Shrimp Lemon Vodka Martinis.
Menu Sampling THE BRONX BEER HALL, NEW YORK
- Paninis from Mike’s Deli
- Da True Bronx Tale
- Hilary Clinton’s Favorite
- Garlic Knots Pizza from Al Mercato
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza
- Pizza Ricotta
- Sunny Italian Pizza
Bananas are very user-friendly. They travel beautifully, require no wrapper, need no washing and they are highly nutritious. The reliable banana is one of few fruits compatible with milk on cereal. It is also creamier than most fruits, less tart, as well. This, sometimes, makes it difficult to mentally classify bananas as a fruit. Continue reading
THOUSAND POUND EGG “Books & fabulous finds for Food Lovers,” in Ft. Lauderdale. Classes, tastings, tools and one-of-a-kind finds!
COOK-A-LOT-MUS Kids will need to learn how to cook. Start helping them now! Here’s ideas.
SWEET MONAS Living the sweet life. See her handy chocolate glossary and other sweet things.
If you grew up in New England, poor, shortly before WWII, your mom used plenty of Campbell’s Soup, and the two flavors she never, ever bought were Mock Turtle and Oxtail. Though we never tasted either, we were well-prepared to tell anyone how “awful” each tasted. Continue reading
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