TIP OF THE DAY: The New Soup & Salad

Part of our job entails keeping on top of culinary innovations around the world, to see might be interesting for the home cook. While a soup-topped salad may not sound like an innovation, we don’t come across it often. Usually it’s in the form of a small vegetable garnish. Today’s tip was inspired by Botanica,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Color To Thanksgiving

Surround beige foods with colorful garnishes. Photo courtesy iGourmet.   Thanksgiving can be a pretty brown-and-beige affair: turkey, gravy, potatoes, stuffing, biscuits, pumpkin and pecan pies. Only cranberry sauce and vegetables such as brussels sprouts and green beans add a splash of color. Sweet potatoes are a vibrant orange, but not every family serves them.…
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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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