TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Vinaigrette

We thank Whole Foods Market for providing the inspiration to make olive vinaigrette, a sauce for grilled vegetables, poultry, seafood and tofu. Much as we enjoy olives, we’d never thought of adding them to oil and vinegar to create a rich dressing. If you’re firing up the grill for Memorial Day, try this recipe: Ingredients…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Barbecue Month & Brothers Sauces

Brothers BBQ sauces: layers of flavor.Photo by Sue Ding | THE NIBBLE.   May is National Barbecue Month. Among all the products people send “over the transom” for us to try, the largest category by far is barbecue sauce. We often say that, if aliens invaded THE NIBBLE offices, they’d think that earthlings lived on…
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FATHER’S DAY: Have A Chocolate Cigar

With Father’s Day less than a month away (June 19th), we’re beginning a countdown of Father’s Day gifts. If Dad likes milk chocolate, pass out the Seegars—creamy milk chocolate cigars from See’s Chocolate. Wrapped in brown foil and nestled inside a clear gift box, the “Seegars” have a traditional cigar band printed with an “S,”…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Hamburger History For National Hamburger Month

One of our favorite burgers, from Built Burger.   The earliest known hamburger aficionados were the Russian Tartars, nomadic groups who joined Genghis Khan’s army in the early 13th century. They shredded the tougher cuts of beef and ate them without cooking, an early version of the dish we call Steak Tartare (although it should…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Pudding Tarts

If you weren’t motivated to make our vanilla pudding recipe (to celebrate National Vanilla Pudding Day, May 22), how about some creamy pudding tarts? If you want to make a special dessert in a hurry, grab some tart shells and—if you don’t want to make pudding from scratch—a box of JELL-O Cook & Serve Pudding…
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