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

[1] Familiar green cabbage (photos #1, #2, and #4 © Good Eggs). [2] The equally familiar red cabbage. [3] Less often found: Savoy, the prettiest cabbage (photo © Monika Grabowska | Unsplash). [4] A Chinese cooking staple: bok choy. [5] Napa or Chinese cabbage (photo © MG Produce).   St. Patrick’s Day evokes corned beef…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan Something Special For St. Patrick’s Day (50+ 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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