PRODUCT: House Of Cupcakes

Both the chocolate cake and yellow cake are excellent. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Along with hoards of other New Yorkers, we go cupcake crazy. Every time a new cupcake shop opens, no matter how far away the neighborhood, we go running into the subway with great enthusiasm—usually because of a rave…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Filicori Zecchini Espresso

Whole espresso beans in high-design packaging. Photo courtesy Filicori Zecchini.   Once upon a time, most of the espresso served in America was imported from Italy. In the 1970s, when coffee bean stores began to proliferate in the U.S., some people began to buy espresso that was roasted locally—from Don Francisco’s in L.A., Green Mountain…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Color To Each Plate Of Food

How bland would the fish and asparagus look without the tomatoes? Photo courtesy Galli Restaurant | New York City.   Did you ever wonder why some restaurants throw slices of hard, tasteless tomatoes into a salad? The simple answer is: to add color, which makes the dish look more appetizing. No matter how delicious a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Butterscotch Brownie Day (a.k.a. Blondies)

May 9th is National Butterscotch Brownie Day, a bar cookie that’s a very close cousin to the blonde brownie, a.k.a. the blondie. The difference is a yellow (blonde) batter—flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and vanilla— as opposed to chocolate brownie batter, which adds cocoa powder or melted chocolate for a brown batter. Blondies…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Moscato Day Cocktail Recipes

You can celebrate May 9th, National Moscato Day, with a glass of Moscato: the slightly sweet white wine pairs well wherever an Alsatian Gewürtztraminer or Riesling would be at home (see the food pairings below). But for National Moscato Day, we present two cocktail recipes, courtesy of Gallo Family Vineyards, one of our favorite Moscato…
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