The Culinary Connoisseur

Mild Meat

Experts say veal actually has very little flavor — it’s all about texture. That’s why you rarely see a recipe for a simple piece of broiled or grilled veal; they…

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Slow Down

Chanukah’s gone — now what? Time to relax and take it easy for a little while! Time to catch up with friends or read that book you’ve been holding on…

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Takeh?

Cuisine has no borders. Not anymore, for sure! Take tacos, the ubiquitous Mexican dish. It now crosses land and sea to become part of every cuisine in the world. Tacos…

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Latke Line-Up

Of course you will be making traditional potato latkes at least once during the eight days of Chanukah! But when you want something a little different, you can try one…

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Tasting Tahini

  Tasting Tahini The new darling of culinary adventurists is tahini or, as we refer to it, techinah! While it’s been found for years in savory recipes and sauces, foodies…

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Things Are Popping!

While the term “jalapeño poppers” has been used since the early 1970s in Tex-Mex cuisine, it has gained a huge following in recent years as spicy foods have become more…

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Egged On

The waffle craze we discussed in our column last week leads us to talk about another popular gastronomic trend popping up all over. This one is for you protein lovers:…

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On Trend… Waffles!

  The latest food to take the limelight on the culinary stage is waffles. And they are no longer just for breakfast. As a matter of fact, waffles now show…

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Brown, Blond or Red?

No, we haven’t gone into the hair care business! This is a question of cake! Brownies have always been popular and tend to be the first choice because of the…

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Smell That Soup Cooking!

Ready or not, cooler weather is on its way. To us, the best part of cool weather is the hot soup we like to serve for dinner. Feeding your family…

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The Original Superfood

Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach provide more nutrients than any other food. Although spinach is available throughout the year, its peak season runs from September through October…

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Left Behind

You’ve got a bit of this, a little of that and your family is turning up their noses at the thought of leftovers? Turn these delicious odds and ends into…

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What Is Cookie Butter?

Cookie butter is a delicious treat that’s been wildly popular in Europe for a long time but has gained a cult following in the United States over the last few…

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Off to the Side

We have our favorite or traditional main dishes and we have our popular desserts but when it comes to side dishes we’re always looking for something a little different. Side…

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Cool Carrots

We’re always looking for ways to incorporate Rosh Hashanah simanim into our recipes. Carrots are easy — there are so many delicious carrot dishes for your family to enjoy. The…

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Dessert First

While it may seem contradictory, beginning your Yom Tov preparation with desserts that freeze well makes lots of sense. Some desserts are time consuming and preparing them in advance will…

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One Sheet

One sheet PAN, that is! The latest trend in quick and easy dinners involves just one heavy-duty sheet pan, minimal time and even less work. Main dish and sides are…

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Bottoms Up

My new personal favorite on the grill is boneless chicken bottoms. Moister than chicken tops, lighter than beef, grilled dark chicken is gaining popularity because you can’t mess it up!…

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Make Like a Banana and Split!

A banana split is a classic ice cream dessert. A banana is cut in half lengthwise — hence the name — and placed in a long dish. There are many…

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Sweet Grilling

While it may not be the first thing on your barbecue shopping list, fruit is perfect for the grill because the natural sugars are enhanced by the intense heat of…

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