TIP OF THE DAY: Vietnamese Cabbage Slaw, a.k.a. Cole Slaw

Top: Vietnamese slaw, made with a fish sauce-accented vinaigrette. Center: Conventional American cole slaw with mayonnaise (photo courtesy Blu Restaurant | NYC). Bottom: Vietnamese fish sauce (photo courtesy Red Boat).   So many slaws, so little time! On summer weekends, we try different slaw recipes and different potato salads. When made without mayonnaise, cole slaw…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A New Cocktail Each Weekend

Top: Blackberry Gin Fizz (photo courtesy NathanandChristinaMakeFood.com). Here’s the recipe, made with muddled fresh blackberries instead of blackberry brandy. Bottom: Blackberry brandy. Check the back label to be sure it’s made with natural flavors (photo courtesy Leroux).   We tend to try new cocktail recipes on weekends. Life’s too short to keep to our three…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Amp Up The Potato Salad

[1] Add beets, dill, carrots, peas and onions for a Russian-style potato salad (photo and recipe © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Fresh dill is a delicious accent for any potato salad, but is often used in Russian recipes (photo © PaperChef).   With Memorial Day Weekend just a week away, we’re revisiting one of our…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Up Your Mixed Grill

Top: Lebanese Mixed Grill, served at the Four Seasons Hotel | Cairo: chicken, chicken sausage, lamb chops, lamb sausage, onions and tomatoes on flatbread. Bottom: A British mixed grill served at The Chophouse | Singapore: beef, lamb chops, different sausages and tomatoes.   If you grill, you’ve probably been making “mixed grill” without knowing about…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cornbread With The Salad Course

Layer the flavor, as with this Skillet Cornbread With Scallions & Cotija Cheese from Good Eggs. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco).   Cornbread is a staple in the Southern U.S., and found not-often-enough in other regions. It can be plain or accented with popular mix-ins like corn kernels and minced…
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