TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Avocado Toast With Sweet Potato Toast

[1] For fall, replace avocado toast with sweet potato toast (photo courtesy François Payard | New York). [2] Balsamic vinaigrette: so easy to make, we don’t understand why people buy it pre-made (photo courtesy Canola Eat Well).   Chef François Payard has put a seasonal twist on the ubiquitous avocado toast: sweet potato toast! We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Signature Niçoise Salad

Niçoise (nee-SWAHZ) refers to something from the city of Nice, on the French Riviera in the region of Provence. You can find the following popular Niçoise dishes in restaurants around the U.S., and they’re easy to make at home (except for the truffle omelet, which is easy to make if you can afford the truffles):…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chess Pie

Top: Classic Chess Pie from Zulka Sugar. Second: Lemon Chess Pie from Good Eggs | SF. Third: Pumpkin Chess Pie from Midwest Living (recipe). Bottom: Tangerine Chess Pie from Southern Living (recipe).   Chess Pie is a venerable Southern recipe that likely has nothing to do with the game of chess. It’s a one-crust, sweet,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Ants On A Log

September 8th is National Ants On A Log Day. Most kids growing up in the 1950s or later ate them as a healthy snack: celery stalks stuffed with peanut butter (the log) topped with raisins (the ants). Our mom took a creative approach, alternating the ants with purple raisins (the boy ants) and golden raisins…
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RECIPE: Lyonnaise Salad With Bacon & Eggs

You may know Lyonnaise potatoes, sliced pan-fried potatoes and thinly sliced onions, sautéed in butter with parsley; Rosette de Lyon, a cured rosy saucisson (French pork sausage); and Lyonnaise sauce, a brown sauce for roasted or grilled meat and poultry, made with white wine, vinegar and onions. Some of our favorites from the area include…
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