FOOD FUN: Make Pork Rinds For National Pork Rinds Day

Super Bowl Sunday is Pork Rinds Day, a no-carb, Keto, Paleo snack. And a beloved snack before anyone ever heard of Paleo and Keto diets*. Pork rinds (chicharrónes, the Spanish word) are made from pork skin, with the attached fat removed and deep fried. That’s the difference between pork rinds and pork cracklings. Cracklings include…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of National Oysters Rockefeller Day

[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made…
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FOOD ART: Boursin Cheese With Tomato Flowers

Some “food art” can only be achieved by professional food stylists. We’re always delighted to come across something simple, that we can make ourselves. Serve the tomato flowers with a round of Boursin as an appetizer, or use individual “flowers” as an individual plate garnish. Thanks to Boursin for the idea.     RECIPE: BOURSIN…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seacuterie Instead Of Charcuterie

[1] A seacuterie plate from Oceana restaurant, with octopus salami, gravlax with dressed microgreens, and crab spread on toasted baguette (photo © Paul Johnson | Oceana Restaurant). [2] A put-it-together seacuterie board: You can purchase most of what’s here. Here are the recipes fi=or the rest (photo © Wild Alaska Food). [3] An ample lunch,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan A Buffet ~ It’s National Buffet Day

As if we haven’t eaten enough from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, National Buffet Day is held on January 2. Why, oh why??? The good news is that it is easy to have a low-calorie buffet; more about that below. The word “buffet” came to the U.S. from a French sideboard, a long, narrow, high…
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