PRODUCT: Irish Whiskey & Slane’s Triple Casked Irish Whiskey

[1] Slane is a relative newcomer to Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe, arising in the 12th century (photos #1 through #4 © Slane Irish Whiskey| Brown-Forman). [2] Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Coffee. Here’s the original recipe and history of the drink. [3] Slane’s unique triple-casked…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Tahini Beyond Hummus

If you like nutty flavors, you’ll like tahini (photo #1): a creamy, nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds. It’s familiar to every fan of hummus (photo #3). Most Americans buy tahini to make hummus or baba ghanoush. If you eat halvah, you’ve eaten tahini-based candy. Tahini is also the base of tarator sauce (the…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Sumo Citrus, A Hefty Mandarin

You may purchase lots of grapefruits, lemons, limes and oranges—the same ones you’ve been buying for years. But if you cast a wider net, you can find some real citrus excitement—like these Sumo Citrus® mandarins. Like Sumo wrestlers, Sumo Citrus is super-sized, and it has a topknot. It looks like a big orange, but it’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Balsamic Vinegar (It’s Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena Day)

[1] Two types of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena you should know: regular and invecchiato, which is aged in barrels for three years or more (all photos © Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena). [2] There are several uses for balsamic below, but one you might not have thought of is on ice cream! [3] The EU’s Protected…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Raclette, A Swiss Cheese Cousin To Fondue

When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make fondue or raclette. Most Americans are familiar with fondue; less so with raclette (rah-CLET—photo #1). Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s easier to eat than fondue: no bread or veggies to get dropped and lost in the pot. Raclette is a specific type…
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