TIP OF THE DAY: Raclette, A Swiss Cheese Cousin To Fondue

When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make fondue or raclette. Most Americans are familiar with fondue; less so with raclette (rah-CLET—photo #1). Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s easier to eat than fondue: no bread or veggies to get dropped and lost in the pot. Raclette is a specific type…
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RECIPE: Chocolate-Croissant Bread Pudding

If you find yourself with a leftover croissant, don’t stick it in the freezer. Here’s a delicious way to use to use it, from Sun Basket. Bread pudding is a flexible dish. You can serve it at brunch, or as a dessert for lunch or dinner. For a snack, it hits the spot with a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Persimmon Varieties For National Persimmon Month

[1] Persimmons look like they might be related to tomatoes, but there is no relation. The two fruits branch off at the Order level (remember high school biology: Kingdom, Order, Family, Genus, Species). [2] A persimmon-yogurt parfait. Pistachio nuts are a great pairing with persimmons. Here’s the recipe from Low Carb Maven (photo © Low…
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PASTA RECIPE: Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara With Calabrian Chiles

[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The…
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FOOD 101: What’s An Etrog?

[1] While there’s not much fruit inside, here are recipes to use etrogs. If you see a fruit that looks the same but is lime green, it’s a kaffir/kieffer lime (photo © My Jewish Learning). [2] Just-harvested etrog with its leaves (photo © Kara Idelka | Panther Media). [3] Inside an etrog: lots of edible…
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