TIP OF THE DAY: Jackfruit, Or, You Don’t Know Jack!

Top: Jackfruit sold online from Melissas.com in California. Bottom: Growing on the tree at the Regional Agricultural Research Center, Ambalavayal, India. The fruit grows directly out of the trunk or branches. The exterior is covered with spiny, knobby bumps and ripens to greenish yellow (photo Wikipedia).   The jackfruit, (Artocarpus heterophyllus), is a member of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Eggs In Mini Flower Pots

Last spring we published a tip on serving foods in mini flower pots—the size that can be used to pot small succulents. You can use them anytime: to serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks. You can find mini flower pots in terra cotta or terra cotta-colored plastic. Either can go into the dishwasher.…
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TIP: Food In Flower Pots

If you’re charmed by food served in tiny flowerpots, invest in a set and see how many different foods you can serve in them. BREAKFAST Berries, grapes or other fruit Biscuits/rolls (photo below plus this recipe and this one) Boiled or scrambled eggs Yogurt   LUNCH & DINNER Biscuits, bread sticks Fries (photo) Mixed olives,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Romanesco, Neither Broccoli Nor Cauliflower

Isn’t it beautiful? Romanesco looks like it’s been sculpted by an artist. It’s a member of the cruciferous vegetables family (Brassicaceae) that includes broccoli and cauliflower, among others. If it seems exotic, that’s because we rarely find it in U.S. markets. But romanesco grown in California is in season now. In the U.S., it’s also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pocky Biscuit Sticks

One day we were squeezed against the crowded bar at David Burke Townhouse (when it first opened, as David Burke & Donatella). It seemed as if the entire, hyper New York foodie crowd was trying to get in the door. There was a 45-minute wait for our table. We consoled ourself with the bar snack:…
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