TIP OF THE DAY: Add Color To Each Plate Of Food

How bland would the fish and asparagus look without the tomatoes? Photo courtesy Galli Restaurant | New York City.   Did you ever wonder why some restaurants throw slices of hard, tasteless tomatoes into a salad? The simple answer is: to add color, which makes the dish look more appetizing. No matter how delicious a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Cheese In Your Soup

Cheese and soup are no strangers, from a grated Parmesan garnish on minestrone to a layer of Gruyère in French onion soup. But soft cheeses have their place as well. Today‘s tip is to consider how to use them in your favorite soups…and beyond. Fresh cheeses also have a place in salads and other everyday…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Garnishes Are Glamour

A standard plate of meat and veggies gets a sprinkling of glamour with pomegranate arils. Get the recipe at PomWonderful.com.   If you dine at fine restaurants, you may notice that garniture—the garnish on dish—makes a big difference in presentation. Garnishes can improve any dish, savory or sweet, plain or fancy—a tuna sandwich, filet mignon,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Food Garnishing

It doesn’t take much to make somethingplain look special. Photo by HannahKaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   You know that great gift wrap makes a gift more exciting. It’s the same with food, but the “wrapping” is the dish and the garnish. The finest restaurants match the plate to the food being served. Buy dinner plates…
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