TIP OF THE DAY: Deep Fat Frying In EVOO

Deep frying occurs when the fat in a pot or pan completely envelops the food. You may have read tips on deep frying that advise against cooking with extra virgin olive oil. The advice is that the smoke point is too low. But that’s not so, says California Olive Ranch, producers of fine EVOO in…
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RECIPE: Nepalese Potato Salad

[1] Nepalese potato salad uses a yogurt binder and a number of South Asian spices (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Fingerling potatoes (photo © The Roasted Root, which used them to make these delicious Rosemary Roasted Fingerlings).   Nepalese potato salad? What’s that? Potatoes, like chicken, provide a neutral canvas that can showcase the…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mary’s Gone Crackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers is a brilliantly-crafted line. Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, with no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats: These delicious crackers are the poster food for everything that is trending in specialty food today. Yet, the brand dates to 1994, when Mary Waldner discovered that she and her son were allergic to gluten, a protein…
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Banana Cake Blast-Off & Many More Banana Recipes

[1] Banana Trio: banana cake, banana ice cream and caramelized fresh banana (photo © Good Food On Montford | Charlotte). [2] Deconstructed Banana Split with grilled bananas at Sushi Samba (photo © Sushi Samba).   August 27th is National Banana Lover’s Day, and April 21st is Banana Day. You won’t believe what the original banana…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Diestel Turkey Bacon, Jarlsberg Slices, Perinaise

Add a burger, lettuce and tomato to this week’s products and you can make a different type of bacon cheeseburger. Vive la différence!     1. DIESTEL UNCURED TURKEY BACON Diestel Family Ranch sells turkey in every form imaginable, from the whole turkeys and cuts to ground turkey, hot dogs and sausages. The birds are…
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