FOOD FUN: Christmas Sushi & Sashimi

Delicious Christmas trees. Photo courtesy Bemka.com.   Sushi and sashimi fans: Delight your fellow enthusiasts with these hors d’oeuvre: RECIPE: SASHIMI TARTARE CHRISTMAS TREES Ingredients Cucumber slices Waffle potato chips (you can substitute conventional chips) Tuna tartare and/or salmon tartare (recipe below) Garnish: chives and/or wasabi tobiko caviar Optional garnish: slices of yellow grape tomato…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Holiday Hot Toddy

Mulled cider can be a cocktail (add gin or whisky) or mocktail. Photo courtesy Zaya Rum.   The expression “cup of good cheer” that comes to us from Merrie Olde England refers to hot mulled cider and wine. Whether or not you have a fireplace, horse and sleigh, invite friends over to share that cup,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Cooking For Chinese New Year

More than a billion Chinese people rang in the new year on February 10th (it’s the Year Of The Snake). This most important of Chinese holidays is celebrated for 15 days. So you’ve got plenty of time to whip up something special. You might not think of Pork and Potato Stew as a Chinese dish—it…
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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Ginger Fried Rice Recipe From Jean-Georges Vongerichten

The Year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese Zodiac. And it began yesterday, when millions of Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and other Asians rang in the New Year with fireworks, feasts and family gatherings. We considered ourselves lucky with a seat at a delicious dinner at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market restaurant…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Chinese New Year Gifts

America’s chocolatiers celebrate The Year Of The Rabbit. Photo courtesy Charles Chocolates. It seems that everyone we know celebrates the Chinese New Year (lunar new year) with a Chinese banquet. Some of America’s chocolatiers have joined the festivities, creating special confections for the holiday: this year, celebrated on February 3rd.* *Chinese New Year begins according…
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