TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet & Spicy Flavor Pairings For Foods & Drinks

[1] Watermelon agua fresca with a spicy rim of Tajín seasoning. Or, switch out the salt on your Margarita. Here’s the recipe (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Tajín Seasoning). [2] Fresh fruit perks up with a sprinkle of Tajín seasoning. [3] On ice cream or sorbet: cool with sweet heat. [4] A sprinkle of…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History

If your Mother’s Day celebration includes nougat fans, whip up a batch of this Strawberry Pistachio Nougat from chef and cookbook author Samir Nosrat. There’s also nougat history—the roots of the recipe go as far back as the 10th century in the Middle East. Nougat (U.S. pronunciation: NOO-got, French pronunciation NOO-gah) is a family of…
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Tricolor (Multicolor) Tortilla Chips & Tortilla Chips History

Today’s tip is to make Cinco de Mayo (and any celebration) more colorful with tri-color taco chips. Some brands sell them in mixed-color bags. Or you can buy your favorite brand in different colors and mix them yourself. Tortilla chips, such a popular snack food and dip holder, is a relatively new Tex-Mex food, created…
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Homemade Tortillas Recipe & The History Of Tortillas

Want to make homemade tortillas for Cinco de Mayo? Practice this weekend with this recipe from King Arthur Flour. They’re so much more authentic than the flat-pressed commercial versions. Although traditionally made with lard, these tortillas are equally delicious using butter, shortening or vegetable oil as the fat. This is also a flour tortilla version.…
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