TIP OF THE DAY: Kings of Coffee Liqueur

September 29th is National Coffee Day, so celebrate not with an everyday cup of Joe, but with a coffee cocktail. For generations there was Kahlua, an ingredient of the Black Russian and the Mudslide. More recent challengers are Starbucks and Illy liqueurs and the elegant Patrón XO Café, which comes from a small, family-owned distillery…
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RECIPE: Cherries Jubilee

[[1] A modern take on Cherries Jubilee, originally created by Escoffier for Queen Victoria. Photo courtesy Victoria Glavin | Tiny New York Kitchen. Check out her recipe, too. [2] Queen Victoria ate Cherries Jubilee from crystal bowls, but you can use whatever dishes you like (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [3] The cherries are flambéed in a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month, which made us wonder: Is there a logical way to choose which types of mushrooms go best in which types of dishes? We posed this question to the Mushroom Council and they gave us valuable mushroom pairing tips. We’ve included them in a new article along with mushroom buying tips…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Elegant Summer Lemonade

It’s National Lemonade Day, so whip up a pitcher. The ratio is 1 cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 cup of water and 2/3 cup of sugar for a tart lemonade—you can add more sugar to taste. However, we prefer not to sweeten the lemonade at all since quite a few people prefer calorie-free sweeteners…
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