TIP OF THE DAY: Vietnamese Cabbage Slaw, a.k.a. Cole Slaw

Top: Vietnamese slaw, made with a fish sauce-accented vinaigrette. Center: Conventional American cole slaw with mayonnaise (photo courtesy Blu Restaurant | NYC). Bottom: Vietnamese fish sauce (photo courtesy Red Boat).   So many slaws, so little time! On summer weekends, we try different slaw recipes and different potato salads. When made without mayonnaise, cole slaw…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cornbread With The Salad Course

Layer the flavor, as with this Skillet Cornbread With Scallions & Cotija Cheese from Good Eggs. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco).   Cornbread is a staple in the Southern U.S., and found not-often-enough in other regions. It can be plain or accented with popular mix-ins like corn kernels and minced…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Garlic Bread, Old School & New School

American-style garlic bread is a descendant of Italian bruschetta and crostini. The first recipe we found was published in 1940 in Edith Barber’s Cook Book, written by the editor of the New York Sun food column. [Source] The Americanized version used a baguette or narrow loaf of Italian bread, substituted butter for oil, mixed with…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Halos, Sweet & Lovely Mandarins (Plus, Mandarins Vs. Oranges, The Difference)

[1] Keep a bowl of Halos or other mandarins on your kitchen counter, for a nutritious, 35-calorie grab-and-go snack. [2] Halos, unpeeled and peeled (both photos © Wonderful Foods).   April is the end of the season for the sweet little mandarins called Halos. We have been enjoying them by the bagful, and in addition…
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RECIPE: Creamed Spinach Without The Cream

March 26th is National Spinach Day, honoring the most iron-rich vegetable, the reason Popeye was strong to the finish. Many people name Creamed Spinach as their favorite way to enjoy the vegetable—along with a juicy steak. It’s a steakhouse staple. To help tone down the richness a bit, some steakhouses are making their Creamed Spinach…
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