RECIPE: Red Pepper Tahini Dip

Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and other spices. America has gone hummus-crazy as any trip to a supermarket will tell show you: numerous brands and flavors. Tahini is combined with chickpea puree in a proportion of 1:6. There are more chickpeas, but tahini, which looks like…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tomato-Onion Jam

There are different types of onion jam, also called marmalade. Simple caramelized onions can fill the bill. Or add balsamic, honey, red wine to the onions. You can bacon to make bacon jam. The recipe below adds tomato. Sauté sliced onions to the consistency of jam (actually, it’s more like preserves or marmalade), and voilà:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jackson Pollock Your Plates

[1] A drip of basil oil, at Botanica | LA, dripped from a spoon (we use a teaspoon). Place your protein on top, or first add another color. [2] An actual Jackson Pollock painting. [3] Sorbet and poached fruit with whipped cream from Matthew Kinney Cuisine. Fling the whipped cream above the plate with a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Aïoli, The Original, The Modern, Easy Recipe & A Party

[1] As a sauce or dip with boiled potatoes (photo © Quinciple). [2] Tarragon aïoli as a dip with shrimp. Here’s the recipe from Real Simple (photo © Real Simple). [3] Le Grand Aïoli: Make a platter for your next gathering. Here’s a story from Edible Seattle (photo © Edible Seattle). [4] Just open the…
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