TIP OF THE DAY: Cook With Peanut Butter

[1] It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar (photo courtesy Jif). [2] Celebrate by trying a new brand of artisan peanut butter (photo courtesy Once Again Peanut Butter). [3] One of our favorite ways to cook with PB: Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles (photo courtesy Sable & Rosenfeld). [4] Rice…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Oregon Chai

The chai craze began sweeping across America some 15 years ago. It leaped to the mainstream from Indian restaurants and tea parlors, The formal name of the tea in Hindi is masala (spiced) chai (tea*, from the Mandarin cha). It originated on the Indian subcontinent. Americans shortened the term, and chai (CHY) it is. Its…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Indian Spice Blends

[1] Amchoor, an ingredient of chaat masala. A fruity spice powder made from dried unripe green mangoes, it adds citrusy notes (photo courtesy La Boite NYC). [2] Asafoetida, the dried gum of the taproot of an herb, is ground into a powder (photo courtesy Jain Dry Fruits). [3] Black rock salt, another ingredient in chaat…
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