HOLIDAY: National Crab Newburg Day

National Crab Newburg Day is September 25th. There’s also National Lobster Newburg Day on March 25th. Newburg or Newberg is very rich sauce of butter, cream, egg yolks, cognac, sherry, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, to which cooked shellfish—crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp—is added, alone or in combination. It can is creamed seafood; in fact, in French,…
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FOOD FUN: Gourmet Bagel

We love bagels. We could eat them three meals a day. Our three favorite bagel toppings: olive cream cheese and smoked salmon, whitefish salad and tomato, and herring salad and tomato on a sesame or garlic bagel. Optional garnishes: capers, onion or chives. Our favorite “gourmet” bagel is topped with smoked sturgeon and salmon caviar,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Vegetable Salad

Layered vegetable salad: The veggies look even more appealing. Photo courtesy Hidden Valley.   If you have veggie-resistant eaters at your table, try turning the vegetables into an artistic presentation. Good packaging can make what’s inside much more exciting. Here’s a fun way to incorporate vegetables into a meal with panache. This recipe, from Hidden…
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