TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Modern Oats Instant Oatmeal

Two years ago we recommended Modern Oats, a packaging concept that places elegantly-flavored, gluten-free* oatmeal in stylish grab-and-go cups. All you have to do is add hot water to cover the oats in the coated paper cup. Put the lid back on, wait a few minutes and enjoy. No added sweetener, milk or microwave is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Crowd The Pan…& Use The Right Pan

Top Chef Sylvain Harribey of the Sofitel New York shares this tip: When you cook, don’t overcrowd the pan with the ingredients. In a packed pan, foods end up steaming rather than caramelizing. This adds cooking time and subtracts taste. All ingredients should fit comfortably in one layer. Either use a pan that’s big enough…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Thyme Ice Cubes

Top: Strawberry ice cube, a recipe from Shari’s Berries. Bottom: Beautiful berries from the California Strawberry Commission.   It’s National Strawberry Day. You can have a classic bowl of strawberries and cream, or eat your berries plain. And we have lots of strawberry recipes below, from cocktails and salads to (of course) desserts. To start…
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