TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A & H Glatt Kosher Hot Dogs

[1] Hot dog with Mexican-style garnishes: black beans, salsa and yellow bell pepper (all photos courtesy A & H). [2] Hot dogs are available in different sizes and seasonings. [3] Hot dog production: ready to roll into the oven for smoking.   A & H, Abeles & Heymann, is an old-world-style producer of top-quality kosher…
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FOOD 101: Bao, Filled Steamed Buns From China

August 22nd is National Bao Day, a relatively newly-established holiday reflecting the increased availability of bao in the U.S. Baozi, called bao for short (and pronounced like bow-wow), is a traditional Chinese steamed filled bun (photo #1). Bao are served at restaurants as appetizers, made at home, and sold by street vendors. You’ll find them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Panini For National Panini Month

[1] What’s better than a sandwich, a grilled sandwich! Here, panini American style, with chipotle chicken, bacon and ranch dressing. Get the recipe from What’s Cooking, Love. [2] An electric panini press, no stove required (photo courtesy Breville). If you have a George Foreman grill, you can grill panini, and vice versa: you can grill…
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RECIPE: Cucumber Lemonade For National Cucumber Day

How about a new lemonade recipe for National lemonade Day, August 20th? The lemon tree first grew wild in the Assam region of India, and was ultimately brought to the Middle East. While archaeological evidence shows that people drank lemon drinks centuries earlier, the first known written reference to the lemon tree dates from a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Look for Zucchi olive oil in your supermarket (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi). [2] An event for journalists, in the art of blending (photo by Eitan Schapsis | THE NIBBLE). [3] Three different blends offer different flavor profiles (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi).   We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry…
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