TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Amazing Rice Cube

From hors d’oeuvre to sushi to snacks, Rice Cube turns out dazzling food in minutes.   Faster than most recipes. More powerful than many kitchen utensils. Able to turn out dazzling foods in a single bound. It’s our latest super gadget find, the Rice Cube. This handy gadget will help you turn out impressive foods…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eat More Barley

Chilled barley salad is a healthful summer dish. Photo courtesy Zabars.com.   Barley evokes winter and hearty soups, but it’s a year-round food. It’s extremely healthful (details below). And it’s a whole grain, part of the group of cereals recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (at least 3 servings of whole-grain foods per…
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COOKING VIDEO: Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

  July is National Baked Bean Month. If you’ve only eaten baked beans from a can, it’s time to whip up some homemade baked beans in your oven or slow cooker. Vive la différence! All you need are navy beans and pantry basics like baking soda, brown sugar, dry mustard and molasses. Soak the beans…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Soak Dried Beans

  Too many people refrain from cooking delicious, nutritious dried beans because the preparation—soaking the beans—seems like too much trouble. It couldn’t be easier! And you may not have to soak them overnight: The fresher the beans, the more moisture they retain so less soaking is required. As you’ll see in this video, all you…
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IN SEASON: Fresh Morel Mushrooms

Exotic, delicious wild morels are a fleeting springtreat. Photo by Yin Yang | IST.   While dried morel mushrooms are available year round—and are a treasured ingredient in soups, stews and sauces—this is fresh morel season. These incredibly flavorful gifts of nature, with their earthy and woodsy aroma and flavor, have a distinctive look: a…
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