TIP OF THE DAY: Chilled Soup

Yellow bell pepper gazpacho shooters, topped with a tortilla chip scoop and salsa. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Chicken Fried Gourmet.   A heated bowl of soup may not be your thing on a hot summer day, but a bowl of chilled soup is refreshing—and loaded with nutritious seasonal fruits and vegetables. We recently wrote…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chef Tips For Exciting Sandwiches

A porchetta sandwich served with fennel slaw, roasted red pepper, crispy fried onion threads and sriracha aïoli. Photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu.   What’s trending in restaurant sandwiches? Proteins are still a first-round decision: Do you want chicken, ham or roast beef, for example. But these days, according to chefs interviewed by restaurant trade…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Scrub Daddy Sponge

Scrub Daddy, our new kitchen essential. Photos by Faith Tomases | THE NIBBLE.   In the beginning, there was the sea sponge, one of the simplest animal organisms, believed to have evolved at least 700 million years ago. With no specialized organs and no locomotion, they attached to rocks on the sea bed, where they…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Store Fruits & Vegetables

Berries are fragile. Don’t buy them unless you plan to eat them within two days. Photo courtesy California Strawberry Commission.   We adapted this article from the original on Vegetarian Times because we’re guilty of throwing out a lot of spoiled produce. But we’re no different from the rest of America. Back in 2002, researchers…
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PRODUCT: Chocolate Covered Beer Berries

What the heck are beer berries, one might logically ask. Better yet, what are chocolate-covered beer berries? Invented by Moonstruck Chocolate of Portland, Oregon, this innovative treat starts with German roasted malted wheat berries, which are typically used in the brewing process to make dark beers like Guinness and other stouts. Moonstruck tumbles the wheat…
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