TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Fondue Recipe With Baby Potatoes

You may have used potatoes in an assortment of fondue dippers, but they can be served on their own with a pot of warm, dripping cheese. Try potato fondue as a first course at dinner (photo #1), or a light main course with an added protein dipper (ham, sausage or turkey chunks) and a salad.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gazpacho & Beer

This gazpacho has a surprise ingredient: beer! Photo courtesy Frontera Foods.   Here’s a fun idea that can be a soup course, a main course or pass-around party fare, served in small glasses. This idea was developed at Frontera Foods, a Chicago-based Mexican foods company headed by Chef Rick Bayless, in partnership with Bohemia Beer.…
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SUPER BOWL: Jalapeño Chips

These are a real treat with a cold beer. Photo courtesy Cooking Planit.   One of our favorite Top Picks Of The Week is Deano’s Jalapeno Chips, crunchy nuggets of chile heat. They are terrific with a beer and as a garnish on anything from hors d’oeuvre to mashed potatoes. Alas, as with so many…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Oktoberfest Party

On Saturday, as we were enjoying a cup of coffee on a bench at an entrance to Central Park, a stream of people in dirndl skirts and lederhosen passed by us, en route to an Oktoberfest celebration. That, and the arrival of a sample bottle of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer, reminded us that it’s that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Warm Potato Salad, Mix & Match Your Recipe

[1] Potato salad bound with pesto (photo © U.S. Potato Board.   Many people think of potato salad as warm weather fare, or a side with a sandwich. But different recipes are served at temperatures beyond the familiar chilled, mayonnaise-bound potato salad: warm southern German potato salad served with sausage and other meats and room…
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