TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Calorie Cucumber Salad Recipes

One dish that has almost dropped from sight is marinated cucumber salad. While June 13th is National Cucumber Day, pale-green cucumbers have a place on St. Patrick’s Day: as a side with a sandwich or with a main of seafood, poultry and meat—even corned beef and cabbage or a Guinness beef stew or lamb stew.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pecorino Sheep Cheese

WE’RE BULLISH ABOUT SHEEP… …but not just any sheep. We’re crushing on Sarda sheep, the lovely ovine ladies living the luxe life of Italy’s gemstone island, Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian). What they produce is the extraordinary milk that makes the extraordinary Pecorino D.O.P (Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, or Protected Designation of Origin) cheese. D.O.P.* is Italy’s…
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LEAP YEAR FOOD HOLIDAY: National Frog’s Legs Day

February 29th occurs only once every four years: It’s the leap year day. There are actually two food holidays on Leap Day: National Surf & Turf Day National Frogs Legs Day   We love Surf & Turf. In addition to the classic Surf and Turf, we’ve created a list of modern approaches to “one from…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fettuccine Alfredo Variations

[1] This very white food needs a bit of green. Some people add green peas; or, you can use fresh herbs. This photo shows a lighter version of Classic Fettuccine Alfredo. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Classy (photo © Cooking Classy). [2] How to make Fettuccine Alfredo even richer? Add lobster (photo © Mackenzie Ltd.).…
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