FOOD FUN: Fried Chicken Sandwiches & New Combinations

Top: Trending now, the “gourmet” fried chicken sandwich. This one is from Shake Shack. Bottom: Hold the bun and do something special, like the fried chicken with micro corn muffins and honey butter (for the chicken, not the biscuits) at Honey Butter Fried Chicken | Chicago.   According to Flavor & The Menu, a trends…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Farinata, Chickpea Pancake Snacks

Like pizza but not the gluten? Try farinata. Called by different names around the world, farinata is a thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe made of chickpea flour. Originating in Genoa, it become a popular food on the Ligurian coast, from Nice to Pisa. It’s not like a conventional, airy European pancake. Without leavening, it’s dense,…
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RECIPE: Cabbage Slaw With Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

Putting our money where our mouth is, our follow-up to Make Cabbage The New Kale is this recipe for an alterntive to cole slaw. Instead of mayonnaise, it uses a vinaigrette flavored with lime juice and cumin. RECIPE: CABBAGE SLAW WITH CUMIN-LIME VINAIGRETTE Who needs mayonnaise? This cabbage slaw recipe, from Quinciple.com, is a fresh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Cabbage The New Kale

Top: Familiar green cabbage. Second: Purple cabbage (other varieties are red). Bottom: Savoy cabbage. Third: Savoy cabbage. Fourth: Bok choy or white cabbage. Photos courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco. Bottom: Napa or Chinese cabbage. Photo courtesy MG Produce.   St. Patrick’s Day evokes corned beef and cabbage—a dish the Irish learned in America, by…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan Something Special For St. Patrick’s Day (45+ Recipes!)

It’s March first, and that means one thing in our home: Do we want to have a St. Patrick’s Day party? If so, should it be dinner for eight of classic Irish dishes or very modern ones (corned beef and cabbage egg rolls and tacos, Guinnesss Stout floats); an after-work cocktail hour with green cocktails;…
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