TIP OF THE DAY: Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chanterelle Tacos

Chanterelle mushrooms are found year-round, but their peak season—highest yield, lowest price—is autumn (September is National Mushroom Month). Meaty wild mushrooms that range in color from orange to yellow-gold, the unusual color is due to the presence of carotenoids, antioxidant pigments that also give color to bell peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, papaya, mangos, squash, sweet potatoes,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quail Eggs Are Festive (& Have No Salmonella)

[1] Quail eggs and chicken eggs. Quail eggs are one bite, chicken eggs are four bites (photo courtesy Petrossian). [2] Blini with quail eggs, trout roe and crème fraîche. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] Quail egg stuffed mushrooms. Here’s the recipe from Bite Delite. [4] The quail herself (photo courtesy Red Ted Art).…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: 15 Ways To Celebrate National Coffee Ice Cream Day

With all the cups of coffee purchased at coffee shops in the U.S, you’d think coffee ice cream sales would be up there. About 1.54 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the U.S. in 2015. But coffee ice cream didn’t even make The Top Tens lists* (it’s #11). But…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Harissa & How To Use It

[1] Homemade harissa paste. Here’s a template to make your signature recipe, from Slow Burning Passion. [2] A classic Tunisian dish, shakshouka, punches up the tomato sauce with harissa. [3] Hot harissa ports easily to American cuisine, such as this baked squash with maple syrup and pomegranate arils (photo courtesy Cava). [4] How popular is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Tobiko For St. Patrick’s Day

Substitute green tobiko for roe of other colors. [1] Green tobiko, the eggs of flying fish roe, in sushi (a gunkan maki—photo courtesy Toria Sushi.[2] Oyster with caviar (photo courtesy Rebelle NYC). [3] Caviar potato bites; the same concept works with potato chips and cucumber slices (photo Fotolia). [4] Top grilled fish (photo courtesy FishStar).…
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