RECIPE: Sparkling Pear Cocktail

[1] La Poire sparkling cocktail (photo courtesy Grey Goose). [2] America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett (photo courtesy CookThink). There are also red Bartlett and d’Anjou are available in green and red varieties.   This week we had a bottle of Angry Orchard’s Knotty Pear Cider at lunch, and it reminded us that fall is also…
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FOOD FUN: Whimsical Mac & Cheese Recipe

Take your choice: innovative Mac & Cheese (photo courtesy Chef Eric LeVine) or a conventional preparation (photo courtesy Dietz and Watson).   What’s on this plate? A base of macaroni and cheese. Surrounded with a ring of duck and mushrooms in hoisin sauce. Topped with 5 jumbo grilled, bacon-wrapped shrimp. Garnished with fresh rosemary (substitute…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Steak Grilling Tips

  Grilling steaks for Father’s Day? Check out these tips from Wolfgang’s Steak House. Wolfgang’s is owned by a father and son who started with one location in Manhattan, dry-aging their own beef. Now they have four Manhattan restaurants and a total of 12 worldwide, from Beverly Hills to Hawaii to Korea and Japan. Executive…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Doughnuts For Father’s Day

National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June, but there’s an even better reason to make doughnuts on the third Sunday: Father’s Day. If Dad loves doughnuts, get up an hour earlier and bake a batch for his breakfast. Yes, bake them—no frying required with these cake-like doughnuts from King Arthur Flour.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Kobe Beef Hot Dogs

American Kobe Beef hot dogs (photos courtesy Snake River Farms).   If Dad is a hot dog fan, consider treating him to what may be the world’s best hot dogs for Father’s Day: American-style Kobe beef hot dogs from Snake River Farms (also called Wagyu—the difference). The package label calls them “haute dogs.” These gourmet…
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