TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Garnish

Ask someone what they like to put on their baked potato. You’ll get a variety of answers, including any and all of these: Bacon Butter Chives or scallions Crumbled/grated cheddar or other cheese Sour cream   We have a longer list here. We’ve also written about sweet potato toppings, and how they can turn a…
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RECIPE: Heirloom Tomato Tart For A First Course Or A Side

September is California Wine Month, and the Wine Institute of California has wine pairings to go with the last of the great summer produce—like this Heirloom Tomato Tart. This savory, colorful tomato tart in perfect for late summer, when tomatoes are at their flavor peak. Serve it in: Thin slices as an appetizer. Medium slices…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad With Cheese

[1] A slice of Humboldt Fog goat cheese and seeded crisps broken into “croutons.” An idea from Lazy Dog Restaurants (photo © Lazy Dog Restaurants). [2] Salad with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (photo © Upland Restaurant | NYC).   There are standalone salads, like Greek salad, that incorporate cheese. French homes and restaurants have often served…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Goat Cheese Pairings For Bastille Day

[1] Fresh Goat Cheese Log With Roasted Zucchini, Mint and Thai Chili (photos 1-3 © Goat Cheeses Of France). [2] Valençay Pyramid With Balsamic-Marinated Watermelon. [3] Chevre Bleu d’Argetal With Dark Chocolate. [4] Crottin de Chavignol, the best-selling French chevre (photo © Marmiton).   While U.S. cheesemakers produce terrific goat cheeses, the mother of goat’s…
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