COOKING VIDEO: Asparagus In The Microwave

  Don’t let asparagus season pass you by! The delicious vegetable is in season for only another month or so. Watch Alton Brown demonstrate how easy it is to steam asparagus in the microwave. (In the video, is he hanging upside down, or is that trick photography?) Steamed fresh asparagus don’t even need butter: A…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How Make Tacos At Home (It’s Easy)

  Many people enjoy tacos at restaurants, but far fewer make them at home. It’s really easy. You don’t need a holiday to make this family and party favorite. But if you haven’t made tacos before, use the upcoming Cinco de Mayo as the occasion. Tacos require a relatively long list of ingredients, but they’re…
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COOKING VIDEO: Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

  Who wouldn’t enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries for Mother’s Day? They’re easy to make and delight just about everyone, as a light dessert or as gifts for the moms. You can use your favorite chocolate (dark, milk, white or all three). You can leave the chocolate-covered berries plain or decorate them with your favorite toppings: chopped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Very Different Margarita Recipe

Some chefs are inspired to go beyond classic recipes and create their own unusual take on a dish—or a drink. Chef Julio Medina, who has an empire* of refined Latin cuisine restaurants in New York City, likes to create special menus, including specialty Margaritas, for each location. His latest creation, for Toloache, is an homage…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cordon Bleu Day

April 4th is National Cordon Bleu Day. Le Cordon Bleu (French for “The Blue Ribbon”) is the world’s largest school for hospitality education, for both cooks, service and management personnel. Originating in France, it now has 35 schools on five continents. The inspiration for the school began in 1578, with a group of French knights…
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