FOOD FUN: Piping A Lemon Meringue Tart

In the mood for lemon tart? Try your hand at this this particularly lovely lemon meringue tart, a deconstructed approach conceived by Khanh-Ly Huynh, a Parisian chef. She used a “deliberately very hard shortbread crust, an acidic lemon curd and a slightly minty meringue.” To make it, gather a: Shortbread tart crust recipe Lemon curd…
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FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Blueberry Pie

Deconstructed blueberry pie à la mode. Photo courtesy Linda Anctil.   We are huge fans of Linda Anctil, a Connecticut-based chef and caterer whose blog, PlayingWithFireAndWater.com, makes us want to show up at meal time and befriend her. She’s a great deconstructionist chef and caterer, and it’s a pleasure to look at her concepts and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstruct Your Favorite Foods

Deconstructed carbonara. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton.   Today’s tip is to have fun deconstructing a favorite family dish. Deconstruction is an avant-garde culinary trend of the last 15 years or so, championed by the famed Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, who has referred to his cooking as “deconstructivist.” Hervé This,…
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SUPER BOWL: Deconstructed Buffalo Wings Recipe

Deconstructed buffalo wings by Canard & Co (photo by Carlos Andrés Varela Photography.   If you want to show off your creative flair at the Super Bowl party, make these deconstructed chicken wings: Instead of using chicken wings, the deconstruction consists of chicken meatballs fried in crispy panko bread crumbs, topped with a delicious dab…
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RECIPE: Deconstructed Margarita Recipes

[1] One of the three shots in a deconstructed Margarita (photo courtesy Sauza).   For cocktail fun this weekend, try this deconstructed Margarita. Deconstruction means taking something apart. In the case of deconstructed food, creative chefs and mixologists deconstruct a familiar recipe to present the ingredients in a new and exciting way. In this recipe,…
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