Grilled Belgian Endive Recipe & The History Of Belgian Endive

You may have grilled romaine, but how about grilled endive? Thanks to modern farming techniques, endive is available year-round. It can be grilled, added to salads, or used as “boats” to hold finger foods at parties—the latter an easy-to-make, no-cooking dish that looks impressive. Appetizers, salads, mains, sides, soups—even for dessert, you can make a…
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Best Bourbon Cocktails For National Bourbon Day

It’s cocktails tonight, dear reader, because June 14th is National Bourbon Day. We’ve got the recipes for the Big Four classic Bourbon cocktails for your drinking pleasure. If you want to know why Bourbon is capitalized, it’s because it’s a proper name—a county in Kentucky that was named for a very proper family, the Bourbons,…
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A Dark ‘n Stormy Recipe For International Dark ‘n Stormy Day

June 9th is International Dark ‘n Stormy® Day, honoring one of the few cocktails (photo #1) whose name is actually trademarked*—in this case, by Goslings Rum’s Rum. And it’s such a simple recipe: just two ingredients, Black Seal Rum and Stormy Ginger Beer. It’s the national drink of Bermuda. The drink is so popular that…
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Portillo’s Garden Dog: A Plant-Based Hot Dog, Dressed To Kill

[1] Portillo’s new plant-based Garden Dog tastes just like a regular hot dog—delish! (photos #1, #2, and #3 © Portillo’s). [2] Time for lunch! [3] Close-up on the toppings: mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, celery salt, pickle spear, and sport peppers, on a steamed poppy seed bun. [4] You can actually buy the dogs wherever…
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What Is A Tamarillo & Tamarillo Recipes

In a specialty grocer near you, you may find a colorful stack of New Zealand tamarillos (Cyphomandra betacea)—a relative of tomatoes that looks like a plum tomato, hence its original name, “tree tomato.” Tamarillo, a fruit resembling an oversized plum or a plum tomato, is native to South America, where it has long been used…
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