NEWS: Cassis Lovers Can Rejoice In Recchiuti’s “Chocolate Of The Month”

Enjoy a Cassis Strata bonbon with a Kir Royale. Photo courtesy Recchiuti Chocolates.   Love chocolate? Love pâte de fruit? Love cassis (black currant)? Chocolatier Michael Recchiuti combines them all to create the February 2008 “Flavor of the Month,” Cassis Strata. It’s a layer of cassis gelée atop a layer of silky Madagascar single origin…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: It’s Irish Coffee Day

Today is National Irish Coffee Day. Read the history of Irish Coffee and try these Irish Coffee recipes. This popular drink isn’t for waist-watchers, but everyone should enjoy an Irish coffee once a year on Irish Coffee Day. Combine 6 ounces of hot coffee with 1-1/2 ounces Irish whiskey and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.…
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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Better Virgin Marys

January 1st is Bloody Mary Day. But after last night’s celebration, you may be better off with a Virgin Mary. Most Bloody Mary mixes are made to complement vodka and can be very salty. We find it easier to make a mix that can be drunk Virgin Mary-style—spare the vodka and pack in lots of…
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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Flaming Egg Nog

We ring in the New Year with Champagne. But before the clock strikes midnight, we dazzle guests with flaming egg nog. The key to flaming is 150-proof rum—different from the 80-proof rum most people have in the house for cocktails. MAKE or buy the nog (if you purchase it, spice it up with 1-1/2 ounces…
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