TIP OF THE DAY: Trick Out Your Taco

Recently we discovered Tacombi, a taco concept that began five years ago on the beaches of Mexico. There, the chef turned a converted Volkswagen microbus into a taco truck. Last year Tacombi moved shop to the Nolita neighborhood of New York City, serving tacos and Mexican beers from the different culinary regions of Mexico. Check…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstruct & Reconstruct The Shrimp Cocktail

You can adapt this Seafood Cobb recipe into a shrimp cocktail served atop a lettuce wedge. Photo courtesy Arch Rock Fish Restaurant | Santa Barbara.   For many people, the classiest first course for a special-occasion dinner is a shrimp cocktail. Typically a simple preparation of shredded lettuce and boiled shrimp, garnished with cocktail sauce…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Gumdrop Day

Mmm, gumdrops. Photo courtesy Farley’s & Sathers.   It’s National Gumdrop Day. Gumdrops are a chewy, brightly-colored, fruit-flavored confection, shaped like a truncated cone and coated in granulated sugar. When they’re flavored with spices (allspice, cinnamon, clove, licorice, peppermint and wintergreen, for example) they’re called spice drops. Outside the U.S., according to Wikipedia, the candy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The New Tuna Salad

Looking to detox after a Valentine’s Day of chocolates and rich desserts? Salad and grilled fish is a good start. As much as we love that can of Bumble Bee, our favorite tuna salad is New School, made with seared tuna. You can use your favorite salad ingredients, but we prefer something a bit different.…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cocktail

February 11th was National Peppermint Pattie Day and we forgot to publish this delicious cocktail recipe from Partida Tequila. But it tastes just as good as a Valentine treat (or a Christmas treat or a “because it’s Thursday” treat). CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIE COCKTAIL Ingredients Per Cocktail 3/4 ounce blanco/silver tequila 1 ounce peppermint schnapps 3/4…
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