RECIPES: 1920s Cocktails, Part 2

The tall, cool Southside cocktail. Photo courtesy Tanqueray Gin.   Yesterday we presented three of the most popular cocktails of the 1920s, including the Gin Rickey, the French 75 and the Martini. Prohibition was in effect from 1920 through 1933, so Jazz Age cocktails were made with bootleg liquor. While President Woodrow Wilson vetoed the…
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RECIPE: Spring Salad

A delicious spring salad. Photo courtesy LearnToCook.com.   Make hay while the sun shines; ditto with the fleeting vegetables of spring. What makes this a spring salad? Seasonal ingredients, including asparagus and green peas. The recipe, from LearnToCook.com, serves 4. The warm tomato vinaigrette can be used with any green salad, any time of the…
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RECIPES: 1920s Cocktails, Part 1

The Gin Rickey. Photo courtesy Tanqueray Gin.   The latest version of “The Great Gatsby” opens in cinemas today, begging the question, what did Gatsby serve at those wild parties? We know from the novel that Gatsby was a bootlegger. In the summer of 1922, when novel is set, Prohibition was two and a half…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Adapting A Classic, Greek Nachos

The Greek cousin of nachos. Photo courtesy Chobani Greek Yogurt.   Today’s tip looks at adapting popular recipes to other cultures. As an example, we’re giving Tex-Mex nachos a Greek makeover—a fresh spin on a party classic that uses feta and naan or pita crisps instead of Cheddar or Jack cheese and tortilla chips. It…
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PRODUCT: House Of Cupcakes

Both the chocolate cake and yellow cake are excellent. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Along with hoards of other New Yorkers, we go cupcake crazy. Every time a new cupcake shop opens, no matter how far away the neighborhood, we go running into the subway with great enthusiasm—usually because of a rave…
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