TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Cocktails For A Chanukah Party

We’ve never heard of a Chanukah cocktail party, so we decided to throw one this year. The menu: Wine: red, white, sparkling Chanukah beer from Schmaltz Brewing Blue cocktails and cocktails (recipes below) Nibbles: brisket sliders, chopped liver with bagel chips, mini bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, mini potato latkes with crème fraîche…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate Burns Night Tonight

When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem from Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)? His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company—a warm and happy event…
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NEW YEAR’S EVE: Dinner Menu

We were about to cook a New Year’s Eve feast until we came across a seductive menu from Triomphe, a restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Executive Chef Jason Tilmann has assembled stunning flavors and visual excitement, making this the menu we want to eat on New Year’s Eve. Normally, we eschew words like “decadent” and “sinful”…
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RECOMMENDATION: Healthy Food Cooking Classes For Kids

Yesterday we attended a “farm to table” buffet lunch and cooking demo by Toni Willard Young of Chef Toni’s Cooking Academy in New York City. It was targeted to kids, teaching healthy cooking: basic cooking skills plus kitchen safety and where food comes. If you have children, look for kids’ cooking classes in your area.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Scottish Fare On January 25, Burns Night

Haggis in its “cook-in-bag” (the sheep’s stomach) can be found online.   In Scotland, January 25th is a national holiday that celebrates the birthday of the great romantic poet, Robert Burns, in 1759. On Burns Night, family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company—much like our Thanksgiving. A traditional Burns’ Supper…
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