TIP OF THE DAY: ‘Nduja, Spreadable Hot Salami

[1] ‘Nduja is traditionally used as a bread spread (photo © Real Food Toronto). [2] For a fancier presentation, turn it into bruschetta (photo © Great British Chefs). [3] It melts into pasta sauce or on a pizza; or you can sprinkle it as a garnish (a cloud of ricotta tempers the heat; photo ©…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 21 Ways To Use Beets

TOP: Beets are most familiar in a reddish-purple hue, but are also available in different shades of red, orange, white, yellow, even red with a red and white bullseye pattern inside (chioggia beets). Photo © Carole Topalian Photography | Edible Madison. BOTTOM: Chioggia beets. Photo courtesy Good Eggs.   Beets are one of those ‘em…
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20+ Ways To Use Pimento Cheese At Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Pimento cheese is known as a Southern specialty, along with barbecue, catfish and hush puppies, grits, red velvet cake and sweet tea. Yet, according to a Southern culinary historian, the soft cheese and red bell pepper spread is a Northern invention. The recipe to make your own pimento cheese is below.     THE HISTORY…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stinging Nettles

Wild nettles. Photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   If you like to scour farmers markets looking for rare seasonal delicacies, keep an eye out for stinging nettles, Urtica dioica. Now there’s a name that can get the juices flowing—or not. Some varieties have no sting or burn*; those that do can be neutralized…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffle Salt

The more flecks of truffle, the tastier the salt. Black truffle salt from Fusion.   The winter truffle season is nearing its end. But if you didn’t get enough (or couldn’t afford any), there’s a way to enjoy truffle flavor all year round: truffle salt. BLACK & WHITE TRUFFLE SALT To make truffle salt, small…
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