TIP OF THE DAY: Try Smoked Sea Salt

Smoked sea salt ranges from pale, like Maldon (in photo), to dark brown. Photo courtesy Realfoods.co.uk.   What can you do if you have a gas grill, but crave the smoky flavor of meat grilled over wood chips? Michaele Musel, chef of Double R Ranch Co., producers of aged beef, suggests this option for those…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  This recipe includes several grilled cheese tricks from Chef Ryan Davis: Herbs. Add herbs to the melted butter before brushing on the bread. Grate. Grate the cheese—it will melt more evenly than sliced cheese. Harden softer cheeses in the fridge or briefly in the freezer, if necessary, prior to grating. Layer. Layer on the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Gourmet Hoagie

May 5th is National Hoagie Day. November 4th is National Submarine Sandwich Day. And someone decided that we needed a National Eat A Hoagie Day on September 14th and Submarine-Hoagie-Grinder Day on October 9th. These sandwiches are fraternal triplets. The names were different depending on their origins, but all were initially hearty sandwiches of meat…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Wrap Sandwiches, Deli-Style

Have a roast beef on rye, wrap style. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.   Our food styles evolve, thank goodness. That’s what keeps it interesting. While flatbreads have been used to wrap food since the invention of bread, the American wrap sandwich was created in the 1980s at a Southern California restaurant chain…
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RECIPE: Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

How do you celebrate soft shell crab season? If you’re like us, you order soft shell crabs every time you see them on a menu. On weekends, we buy them, dredge them in cornmeal and sauté them, impressing family with our culinary skills (there’s nothing easier than sautéing—just don’t tell them). If you’re a professional…
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