RECIPE: A Simple Salmon Dinner & The History Of Oven Cooking

[1] Spoon the herb butter sauce over the fillet. [2] Plated with a butter lettuce salad (recipes below). [3] With kale and baby potatoes (all photos courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco).   Last night we had guests over for a simple salmon dinner. It was an impromptu event: Our fishmonger had a sale on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Great Fruitcake…And The Right Drink To Pair With It

December 27th is National Fruitcake Day. The most maligned food in America is not cilantro. It is fruitcake. Unlike cilantro, which delivers a consistent take-it-or-leave-it flavor, regardless of where it is grown, it is man who has manipulated cheap ingredients and preservatives into frightful fruitcakes. But yes, Virginia, there is great fruitcake—the kind that, 100…
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ENTERTAINING: Wine And Cookies From Cookies & Corks

As much as we’re fans of casual entertaining—stop by after work for some wine, or at 4:30 p.m. for tea time—we love to plan special entertainments. If the planning is effortless, so much the better. That’s why we were so pleased to discover Cookies & Corks—a young business founded by two young moms who met…
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RESTAURANTS: A Great Wine Pairing Dinner At The Capital Grille

There are more than 40 The Capital Grill restaurants in the U.S. We’ve only been to one, and it’s a class act. It has become our restaurant of choice when we’re going to dinner with people who want a steak-and-seafood evening with good wine. If this is up your alley, The Capital Grille is offering…
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WINE: Pairing Wines With Casual Food

Take-out food with a good, affordable wine makes for a pleasant evening. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. We live in New York City, perhaps the take-out food capital of the world. Most times, you can’t a single city block without finding something to take out. But every town has its favorite take-out spots.…
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