RECIPE: Pulled Pork Sliders Or Sandwiches With BBQ Cabbage Slaw

Planning to host a group for Labor Day? If you have access to a smoker, Chef David Venable recommends Smoked Mexican Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw. Alternatively, you can buy a barbecued pork butt, ready to heat and eat; or make it in a slow cooker. You can serve full-size sandwiches or smaller sliders.…
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RECIPE: White Gazpacho, The Original Recipe

  GAZPACHO HISTORY A specialty of Spain and Portugal, gazpacho is a cold raw vegetable peasant soup originating in Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain. Originally made from old bread, olive oil and garlic, the recipe was in use when the Romans conquered the Iberian Peninsula (218-19 B.C.E.). The name is of Arabic origin, and…
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RECIPE: The Classic Daiquiri & History Of The Daiquiri

[1] No. 2 Daiquirí of the four recipes below. It’s the first variation of the original, created in 1920s Havana (photo courtesy Bacardi Rum). [2] A recent take: the Grapefruit Daiquirí, substituting grapefruit juice for the lime (photo courtesy Ruth’s Chris).   July 19th is National Daiquirí Day. A Daiquirí (pronounced DAK-uh-ree in English, but…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Mojito Day

July 11th is National Mojito Day, and the Hard Rock Cafe is mixing up a storm. They sent us three recipes. The classic Mojito is a blend of white rum, club soda, sugar/simple syrup, lime juice, mint leaves and ice. To vary the recipe, mixologists switch out the drink’s original muddled mint flavor with coconut,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Shortcake, With Any Fruit You Like

Easy peach shortcake: Slice the fruit, top a biscuit half with it and add whipped cream. Photo courtesy Kraft.   Sweet summer berries and stone fruits beg to be turned into shortcake. It requires only three ingredients: the fruit of choice, whipped cream and the biscuit or cake base. The original shortcake concept, from the…
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