COOKING VIDEO: Healthful, Crunchy Baked Kale Chips

  Looking for more healthy snacks? Kale is one of a nutritionist’s favorite foods. Healthful and tasty, this member of the Brassica genus (cousins include bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens and turnips, among other veggies) is an antioxidant powerhouse, packed with fiber and an excellent source of calcium, iron,…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Peach Melba Day & Peach Melba Recipe

PEACH MELBA HISTORY Peach Melba (its original title was in French, Pêche Melba) was created in the summer of 1892 at the Savoy Hotel, London by the the great French chef Auguste Escoffier. It honored the renowned Australian soprano, Dame Nellie Melba (Escoffier also created Melba toast for her). The dish combined two summer fruits,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Entertain With Tapas

Entertain with tapas: Start with a good cookbook. Photo courtesy Knopf.   Is there a tapas bar in your town? About 20 years ago, this style of eating from Spain—which consists of grazing on several smaller plates of food instead of an appetizer and a main course (like dim sum)—began to take hold in parts…
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ENTERTAINING: An Instant Plate Pedestal

Pedestal plates and bowls are very festive, but require extra storage space that many of us lack. Thanks to an innovation from Fusion Brands, you can now elevate a cake plate or fruit bowl with Serveitup, a white porcelain base with a suction cup that provides a secure lift. In an instant, you can put…
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