TIP OF THE DAY: Seasoning Steak, Cooking Steak

Season and cook steaks and chops likethe experts. Photo courtesy Allen Brothers.   Some experts advise not to season steaks and chops prior to cooking, because salt draws out moisture. Instead, they sprinkle the meat with salt when it comes off the fire. Most people season their meat prior to cooking, for flavor and to…
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RECIPE: Tomato Wellington Over Duck Confit Salad

A few months ago, we tasked our Test Kitchen chef, Eric Dantis, with creating a recipe for the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Recipe Challenge. Here is his entry. With summmer corn and tomatoes only weeks away, here’s the recipe. This is a dish to make if you are looking to impress your guests: TOMATO WELLINGTON…
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IN SEASON: Fresh Morel Mushrooms

Exotic, delicious wild morels are a fleeting springtreat. Photo by Yin Yang | IST.   While dried morel mushrooms are available year round—and are a treasured ingredient in soups, stews and sauces—this is fresh morel season. These incredibly flavorful gifts of nature, with their earthy and woodsy aroma and flavor, have a distinctive look: a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Easy Food On A Stick

You can convert these plain bamboo skewers into delicious hors d’oeuvre and party food. We created the skewer in the photo below just by opening the pantry door and removing jars of artichoke hearts, olives and roasted red peppers. Skewers typically can be found in different sizes: 4-inch skewers for single bites; 6-inch skewers for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Food On A Stick

Our favorite solution to “what to do withthe skewers.” Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.   Food on a stick is such fun party fare, there’s a new cookbook devoted to it (called, appropriately, On A Stick). But what happens to all the sticks when the food is consumed? They typically lie like an…
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