TIP OF THE DAY: Fattoush, A Middle Eastern Bread Salad

In our neighborhood, a casual Middle Eastern place sells the classics: falafel, shawarma, shish kebab, etc. We used to have a regular lunch of the spreads—baba ghannouj and hummus—plus grape leaves and tabouli. Then, one day, we decided to order something new. Looking at the menu, we chose fattoush. Fattoush (alternatively spelled fattush, fatush, fattoosh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pecorino Sheep Cheese

WE’RE BULLISH ABOUT SHEEP… …but not just any sheep. We’re crushing on Sarda sheep, the lovely ovine ladies living the luxe life of Italy’s gemstone island, Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian). What they produce is the extraordinary milk that makes the extraordinary Pecorino D.O.P (Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, or Protected Designation of Origin) cheese. D.O.P.* is Italy’s…
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LEAP YEAR FOOD HOLIDAY: National Frog’s Legs Day

February 29th occurs only once every four years: It’s the leap year day. There are actually two food holidays on Leap Day: National Surf & Turf Day National Frogs Legs Day   We love Surf & Turf. In addition to the classic Surf and Turf, we’ve created a list of modern approaches to “one from…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Festive, Low Calorie Dinner

[1] Salmon skewers atop a chopped salad of greens with apples (photo © RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant). [2] Top a salmon fillet with ponzu sauce, sliced scallions and sesame seeds (photo © McCormick). [3] Something light: lettuce cups with fresh or pouch salmon. See the recipe below (photo © Chicken Of The Sea). [4]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit For Valentine’s Day

[1] Section the flesh with a serrated grapefruit knife or grapefruit spoons (photo © Budays Mart | Amazon). [2] How about a yogurt parfait for breakfast or lunch, here with some lime and mint? Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] For lunch or dinner, add red grapefruit segments…
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