TIP OF THE DAY: Build Up Your Pastrami Sandwich

[1] The classic pastrami sandwich: piled high on rye with bickles, cole slaw and Dr. Brown soda (photo courtesy P J Bernstein Deli | NYC). [2] Pastrami on a roll with Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato and red cabbage, watercress and mayonnaise (photo courtesy Dietz & Watson). [3] With melted cheddar on a brioche roll…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate The First National Tea Day

[1] A tea estate in China. While China is the world’s largest tea-producing nation, it keeps most of what it grows for its own consumption.(photo courtesy The Meaning Of Tea). [2] The top three leaves of the bush, called “two leaves and a bud,” are the only leaves used in premium tea (photo courtesy Tea…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Indian Spice Blends

[1] Amchoor, an ingredient of chaat masala. A fruity spice powder made from dried unripe green mangoes, it adds citrusy notes (photo courtesy La Boite NYC). [2] Asafoetida, the dried gum of the taproot of an herb, is ground into a powder (photo courtesy Jain Dry Fruits). [3] Black rock salt, another ingredient in chaat…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Classic Hummus (Other Ways To Make & Serve This Popular Dip)

Over the last two decades, hummus has evolved from a mezze at Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants to the hottest, most nutritious dip and spread at supermarkets nationwide. It’s the darling of nutritionists, nutritious and versatile, and a better-for-you snack. It also is welcome to vegans, kosher consumers and the lactose intolerant. Hummus is a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Storing Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs add punches of flavor to any savory dish—and some sweet ones*. They also help to cut back on salt, which is a cheaper way to counter blandness in recipes. Fresh herbs are worth what they cost; but to get your money out of them, take an easy step to preserve their life in…
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