FOOD FUN: Valentine’s Day Pizzas

[1] What’s not to love: a heart shape pizza from Boston’s Pizza. [2] Papa John’s testament to loving pizza. [3] It’s easy to cut pepperoni slices into hearts. Here’s how from Ciao Florentina.   February 9th is National Pizza Day, and it’s five days before Valentine’s Day. How about combining the two? While some local…
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RECIPE: Savory Chocolate Gazpacho

Top: Savory chocolate gazpacho from Chef Mat Schuster. Bottom: Savory chocolate gazpacho with strawberries from GoodToKnow.co.uk. Here’s the recipe.   Chef Mat Schuster of San Francisco’s Canela Bistro & Wine Bar offered us this Chocolate Gazpacho recipe, which we like for Valentine’s Day. It’s a savory chocolate counterpoint to all the sweet stuff. When most…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beets For Valentine’s Day

Beets are an unsung Valentine’s Day food. Not only are they deep red but they’re punny, as in “My heart beets for you.” Our tip today includes three beet recipes: a hot side dish, a first-course salad and a beet-and-quinoa side. The first recipes is from Williams-Sonoma. It’s adapted from the cookbook Williams-Sonoma New Flavors…
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MOTHER’S DAY: Heart-Felt Endive Salad

Thinking ahead to Mother’s Day food, Hannah Kaminsky created this “heart-felt” salad by cutting strawberries into heart shapes and combining them with endive, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and hemp. Don’t worry if you don’t have hemp seeds: You can substitute sesame seeds or chopped pecans. A bright, punchy, yet delicate dressing of grapefruit and…
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