TIP OF THE DAY: Stack Your Vegetables

[1] Stacked vegetables as short or tall as you like (photo courtesy Citrine World Bistro, late of Redwood City). [2] Stack polenta or fritters, like these from Like It Short (website no longer up). [3] If you don’t want to deal with ring molds, stack your veggies in rocks glasses (photo courtesy The Whole Gang.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Soup Club

In 2011, four friendly neighbors who, among them, have four spouses, 10 kids and jobs, realized that they could benefit from each others’ home cooking. They simply had to make and share a bigger batch of something. They decided on tasty, nutritious, filling, relatively inexpensive, and easy to make and transport soup. And the first…
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RECIPE: Chicken Liver Crostini…Or Maybe Foie Gras

[1] This recipe from Emiko Davies at Honest Cooking is popular in Tuscany (it also contains mushrooms). [2] Food Network adds a garnish of chopped hard-boiled egg and sliced radishes (recipe). Other colored vegetables also work, from asparagus and coronations to grape tomatoes. [3] A torchon of foie gras with toasted baguette (photo courtesy Elle…
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TIPS OF THE DAY: Double Strain Your Cocktails & Pumpkin Liqueur For Fall

This tip is for people who can’t abide citrus pulp, whether in their juice or their cocktails. Bartenders use an extra strainer, beyond what is built into a cocktail shaker or standard bar strainer. All you need is a fine mesh strainer, which has multiple uses in the kitchen. Hold the strainer over the glass…
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