TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Pork Ramen Soup

Get out your slow cooker and create this delicious Japanese comfort food. Photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   While many Americans think of ramen soup as one of the cheapest ways to feed oneself comfort food, in Japan the finest Japanese ramen soups take considerable culinary skill and many hours to create. Ramen is hearty enough to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vadouvan

This simple blend, from IngredientFinder.com, contains only four ingredients: cumin, garlic, fenugreek and onion.   We must admit, this was a new one for us. We received a recipe for deviled eggs for our consideration. One of the ingredients: vadouvan. Vadou-what? We had to look it up. Vadouvan, also called French curry, is a French…
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FOOD 101: Ceviche Vs. Tiradito

When you live in a ceviche culture, what do you do for something new? Ceviche, raw seafood marinated in lime juice with onions and other vegetables, is the national dish of Peru—and our favorite food. While the variations in ceviche recipes seem never-ending—there’s a seeming infinite combination of seafood, vegetables and marinade recipes—Peruvian chefs have…
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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 Originally made from old bread, olive oil and garlic, the recipe was in use when the Romans conquered the Iberian Peninsula (218-19 B.C.E.).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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