FOOD 101: How To Chiffonade

How to chiffonade. Photo courtesy Marichelle | Lifeflix | Flickr.   We so often recommend a chiffonade (shif-oh-NOD) garnish that we’re devoting an article to it. Chiffonade is a chopping technique in which leafy herbs or greens (basil, sage and spinach, for example) are cut into long, thin strips. Large, stackable leaves are needed—the technique…
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RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Looking for “gourmet” Super Bowl fare? Try this recipe from Dietz & Watson. Just a bit of fresh basil elevates bacon-wrapped shrimp to new flavor heights. Serve the shrimp on a platter for game-watching, with cocktails or as an appetizer or first course for dinner. RECIPE: BACON-WRAPPED SHRIMP WITH BASIL Ingredients For 4 Servings 16…
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TIP: Uses For Leftover Wine

What to do with the leftover wine? Photo courtesy FreeImages.co.uk.   Some people have no problem using leftover wine in the next day or so—typically by drinking it! But if you’re just a social drinker and not likely to drink the leftovers by yourself, here are some suggestions: 1. MAKE A SPRITZER. If there’s not…
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RECIPE: Asian Wings

We like Buffalo Wings, but we’re ready for something new (even newer than these fun Deconstructed Buffalo Wings and this Buffalo Chicken Pizza). So we jumped on this Asian-inspired wings recipe from Chef Lorena Garcia. Plan ahead: They need to marinate overnight (and can be prepped up to three days in advance). RECIPE: GINGER ORANGE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flambé A Dessert

Ice cream volcano. Photo courtesy NYY Steak | New York City. The number 5 is a design in the plate.   When we were browsing the Facebook page of the Manhattan steak restaurant NYY Steak, we came across this photo and uttered Tina Fey’s mantra: “What the what?” It turned out to be ice cream:…
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