FOOD FUN: A Hands-On Plate

We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Shrimp In A Lobster Roll

[1] (photo courtesy Kindred Restaurant) [2] Wild-caught gulf shrimp (photo courtesy I Love Blue Sea | Vital Choice). [3] Raw whole shrimp (photo courtesy Mercato).   It’s National Shrimp Day. One of the easiest ways to celebrate: Make yourself a shrimp roll. The photo, which may appear to be a lobster roll, actually contains whole…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crescent Rings, Savory Or Sweet

People love crescent rings. The taco crescent ring is one of the most popular recipes of all time on Pillsbury.com. Crescent rings, stuffed crescent dough arranged in a circle, can be served: Stuffed with eggs and sausage for breakfast. As a “danish” ring for breakfast and coffee breaks. Instead of sandwiches at lunch. With beer,…
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FOOD FUN: Japanese Bloody Mary

[1] The Hanako San Bloody Mary at Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. [2] Ready for its close-up.   There are many variations on the Bloody Mary, one of America’s favorite cocktails. This one is from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Hanako-San, The Bamboo Bloody. While we don’t have the exact recipe, the ingredients…
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