TIP OF THE DAY: Daikon Radish Recipes

[1] Daikon, a long white radish variety (photo courtesy Melissa’s). [2] Add shredded daikon to a healthy Asian slaw (recipe below, photo courtesy Melissa’s). [3] Shredded daikon atop cold soba noodles, along with shredded basil, shredded ginger and sesame seeds (photo courtesy Soba Yamagata).   Daikon (DYE-kon) is a long white Asian radish (there is…
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EVENT: We Meet Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai At Benihana

The original Iron Chef cooking show, devised by Fuji TV in Japan, ran from 1992 through 1999. We were mesmerized each week, as two Iron Chefs had less than an hour to cook a multi-course gourmet meal based on the ingredient of the week (which remained a surprise until the filming began). What emerged in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Home Dehydrating

Chef Johnny Gnall hasn’t made kale chips yet (see the review), but he does dehydrate. Dehydrated foods are used in a myriad of applications, says Chef Johnny. From Michelin-star kitchens to backwoods cabins full of deer jerky, people have long been removing the moisture from their food in a variety of ways. The technique began…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Kale Chips

Rhythm Superfoods kale chips are a healthy snack, bursting with vitamins and flavor. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   It’s been three decades since Terra brand Root Chips first hit the market: a glamorous, tasty and seemingly better-for-you bag of gourmet chips made from batata, parsnip, ruby taro (most people think they’re beets),…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Best Way To Cook Bacon

Bacon is delicious, bacon is trendy…bacon also comes with a bad rap due to preservatives, nitrites and nitrates, which form carcinogenic nitrosamines in meats that are overcooked or charred. That’s why we switched to Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Bacon, which is naturally cured. It contains no preservatives, MSG or added nitrites or nitrates. As with…
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