TIP OF THE DAY: Cocktail Glass Rimmers

[1] A mezcal cocktail rimmed with a deep half rim, a blend of chipotle and black lava salt (at Olmsted | Brooklyn). [2] A full rim covering just the top of the glass, with two different seasonings: half salt, half Tajin (at Alma Cocina Latina | Baltimore). [3] A Thai Margarita rimmed with a blend…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Herb & Spice Grinders

Some recipes instruct you to grind herbs or spices. In our grandmother’s day, that meant using a mortar and pestle. In our mother’s day, it meant using the coffee grinder for herbs and spices. Mom, a purist, had a second grinder for that purpose. Other folks had to first grind uncooked rice in their coffee…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit, The Best Winter Fruit

Grapefruit is a winter fruit, and we’re glad to have it. America is the world’s largest consumer of grapefruit, with large commercial groves in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. But the grapefruit’s ancestor, the pummelo (also pomelo, pomello and other spellings), comes from far away. It’s native to Malaysia and Indonesia. THE HISTORY OF GRAPEFRUIT…
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