TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Tahini Beyond Hummus

If you like nutty flavors, you’ll like tahini (photo #1): a creamy, nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds. It’s familiar to every fan of hummus (photo #3). Most Americans buy tahini to make hummus or baba ghanoush. If you eat halvah, you’ve eaten tahini-based candy. Tahini is also the base of tarator sauce (the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Wedge Fries Vs. Jojo Potatoes

Wedge fries are our kind of “food fun,” combining qualities of fries and baked potatoes. The outside is a golden crunch, the inside is soft and crumbly like a baked potato. The wedges are cut into what one of our colleagues called “dill pickle shape.” They can be baked or fried, seasoned with anything you…
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FOOD FUN: Potato Stacks With Romano Cheese

Have some fun with potatoes this weekend: Make potato stacks in your muffin cups. The potato slices have crisp edges, and can be eaten like a stack of pancakes, in single slices, or whatever way creativity guides you. (We picked them up and ate them like chips.) The recipe, from Wisconsin Cheese, uses romano cheese…
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RECIPE: Detroit-Style Pizza For National Pizza Day

February 9th is National Pizza Day. We’re making a new-to-us type of pizza: Detroit-style pizza. The style is known for its square shape and thick, crispy-edge crust. It’s very different from the pie-like style of deep-dish Chicago pizza. Detroit-style pizza is a descendant of Sicilian-style pizza. It emerged in 1946 when Gus Guerra wanted something…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Amaro, An Herb-Infused Liqueur For Digestion & Cocktails

[1] A shot of Ramazzotti Amaro, a digestif to be enjoyed after a big meal to help with digestion (photo © Wine Dharma). [2] Drink amaro straight or in cocktails (photo © Ramazzotti | Pernod Ricard). [3] Amaro makes a sophisticated cocktail. Here are 10 amaro cocktail ideas (photo © Punch Drink). [4] Like many…
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