TIP OF THE DAY: Create Excitement With Multiple Garnishes

[1] Multiple garnishes turn a piece of grilled fish into something special (photo courtesy Boutros Restaurant | Brooklyn). [2] It can be as simple as this: an appetizer of merguez sausage and shishito peppers (shown), or steamed asparagus, or scallops, etc., accented with a zigzag of one condiment and dots of another (photo courtesy Pain…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spices For Meat

Recipes for simply-cooked meat or poultry—roasted, grilled, sautéed—typically advise: season with salt and pepper. You can do better than that! Chef Sarah Russo of Pre Brands beef suggests additional seasonings that work for almost all meat and poultry. Her technique for maximum flavor is to use at least three spices plus salt. For example: Chile…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Dry Rubs For Meat & Poultry

[1] Take a look at the spices and herbs you own. Look for recipes online or use your own palate to choose what to use on your meat. These are some of the ingredients used in rubs for wild game by Wide Open Spaces. [2] Pick what you want for your blend. Use smaller amounts…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sustainable Eating Helps All Of Us

[1] Black bean burger: Add your favorite condiments garnishes and you’ll love it (here’s the recipe Urban Accents). [2] “Trash fish” look and taste just as good as the big-name fish—for as fraction of the price (photo courtesy Chef Barton Seaver, author of this sustainable fish cookbook). [3] Hello, Malaysian palm oil; buh-bye, canola oil…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Topped Main Course

Here’s an easy way to get everyone to eat a few more veggies: Top main courses with a small salad. Fried, grilled, roasted and sautéed proteins are all candidates to be topped with an alluring crown of vegetables and herbs—not a dinner salad or dressed lettuce, but something that looks great. Dress the salad very…
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