FOOD FUN: Panko-Coated Oven Fried Vegetables, A Yummy Recipe

[1] Vicia’s chicken-fried white asparagus, served with pickled ramp chicken sauce and whey onions (photo © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [2] Vicia’s chicken-fried carrots with whipped feta aïoli (photo © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [3] Panko bread “flakes,” not crumbs (photo by Kndynt2099 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2). [4] Panko bread crumbs.…
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RECIPE: Easy Tiramisu & Lemon “Tiramisu”

March 21st is National Tiramisu Day. Tiramisu is such a popular restaurant dessert, yet few people make it at home. It’s less work than an apple pie! In addition to classic tiramisu, we have a variation for people who don’t like coffee: a lemon tiramisu, below. Check out the history of tiramisu.     RECIPE…
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FOOD FUN: Prosciutto Sandwich On Buttered Challah

People who know the religious significance of challah may raise an eyebrow at our headline. (There’s more about challah below). The sandwich may be tongue-in-cheek [photo #1], but it’s delicious. Here’s our adaptation of the recipe. Beer is a great beverage pairing. Prosciutto is the cured hind leg of the pig, as is American ham.…
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RECIPE FOR SPRING: Green Goddess Pizza

[1] Green Goddess Spring Pizza, which can be enjoyed year-round, of course (photo © Broma Bakery | DeLallo). [2] Pea shoots (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Spring peas, also called English peas and garden peas (photo © John Woodhouse | Woodhouse Chocolate). [4] A white pizza topped with peas, pea shoots and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Cheese With Sweet Condiments

We recently dined at a wonderfully creative new restaurant in New York City, Frevo. A cheese course is typically served before dessert, or instead of it. Quite a few connoisseurs prefer to end dinner with cheese instead of something sweet. Our cheese course consisted of Comte cheese, shaved into pappardelle-size ribbons (fettuccine size works, too),…
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