SUPER BOWL: The “Bivalve Bowl”

From January 26th through January 31st, the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl match-up will be preceded by a competition between bodaceous bivalves. The storied Grand Central Oyster Bar in the heart of Manhattan is hosting “Super Bowl XLIX Oyster Platter,” pitting two New England oysters (Katama and Wellfleet) against two Washington challengers (Discovery Bay…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Jam

Savory jams. From top, clockwise: tomato jam, garlic jelly, onion jam and pepper jelly. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   Jam is a preserve of crushed whole fruit, boiled with sugar into a sweet spread. The use of jam to describe a food dates at least from the 1730s, and probably derives from…
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RECIPE: Make Your Own Gummies

Fun project: Make your own gummies. Photo courtesy ChooseCherries.com.   Gummy fan? We admit to a gummy habit. We were happy to discover that in 15 minutes, we could make our own gummies, with top-quality ingredients (including honey instead of refined sugar) and for less expense than purchasing them. It’s easy, so try it—perhaps inviting…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pizza & Beer Flight

Enjoy different beers with your pizza. Photo courtesy Delancey Hollywood.   Why don’t all pizza restaurants offer a beer tasting flight? Delancey Hollywood has it right: a tasting of four different beers to enjoy with your pizza. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, create the concept at home. How about debuting it during the…
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RECIPE: Moroccan Baked Chicken & Olives

If you love to snack on olives, look for ways to add them to your main courses. We enjoy everything from olive mashed potatoes to olive omelets and olives in pasta. This classic Moroccan dish, courtesy of OlivesFromSpain.us, combines chicken with briny olives and preserved lemons, which contribute their own special pickled taste. The result:…
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