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Trend report: Retro appetizer proves everything old is new again

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

It always interests me to hear people talk about the latest food trends. While my team of chefs and I do keep our eyes, ears and mouths open for exciting new things, I also try to remember the truth to be found in the word "trend" itself. It comes from an old German word meaning "to turn or revolve," which reminds us that trends are cyclical. So...Read more

Gallo Dazzles at Sommelier Challenge

Throughout the weekend of the eighth annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Challenge in San Diego, California, the judges made a point of noting an improvement in the quality of entries from the previous year.

The results reflected the initial impression as the assembled professional sommeliers, which included Master ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sprouts

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Environmental Nutrition

Brussels sprouts can get a bad rap, especially from kids. But there's more to these little veggies than meets the eye.

The folklore

Preceded by a less than delicious reputation, Brussels sprouts have been famously refused by children and labeled as smelling of ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Break the fast with savory noodle 'pudding'

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Noodle "puddings" are popular side dishes that also double as slices of soothing comfort. Here, egg noodles are baked in a savory egg custard and usually served warm. While this is often served on Jewish holidays, and especially on Break the Fast dinner after the conclusion of Yom Kippur services, it is equally at home anytime as ...Read more

EatingWell: A new way to enchilada

Recipes / Variety Menu /

This vegetarian enchilada recipe is weeknight-fast when you skip the step of filling and rolling the enchiladas and make a stacked enchilada casserole instead. Just layer the tortillas, sauce and cheesy spinach filling the way you would lasagna and have the casserole in the oven in 20 minutes.

Vegetarian Spinach Enchiladas

Serves 4

Active ...Read more

One for the Table: A fall favorite from one family's recipe to your table

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Pilgrimages to the mountains this fall by my grandparents have yielded this farmer with apples aplenty. Pies, cakes and tarts have abounded this season and finally, after much persistence (i.e., nagging and begging on my part), Mimi has made her Apple Butter.

This delicacy has a ...Read more

The Kitchn: Pizza inspired by the taste of India

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I love how easy it is to find naan bread nowadays, from the fresh ones at Whole Foods to the frozen garlic naan at Trader Joe's. Lately this soft Indian flatbread has been my go-to base for sandwiches and, to my pleasant surprise, pizzas. Here's a tasty pizza inspired by one of my favorite ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make crunchy granola in the slow cooker

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Homemade granola just may be why breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and why I will always say yes to breakfast for dinner. After all, it's toasted, crunchy oats tossed with a medley of nuts and seeds with just enough maple syrup and brown sugar for a hint of sweetness and flavor. What'...Read more

Chili Cheese Omelet

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Zola's husband Chris Lytle, VP of Anger Management, Plan Z Diet

You may have seen that Donald Trump revealed some of the results of his medical examination(s) to Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz was concerned about Trump’s weight.

Dr. Oz: “You’re 6-foot-3, 236 pounds, as I mentioned. Now in my mind I’m ...Read more

Give classic mac and cheese an update with smoky, spicy flavor

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Adding sausage and mushrooms to this macaroni and cheese dish gives a new flavor to one of America's favorite meals. It's all cooked in one pot, even the macaroni. Smoked paprika gives the dish a smoky flavor and the cayenne pepper gives it a special zing.

Fred Tasker's wine suggestion: Earthy opulence! Let's try an opulent California viognier....Read more

Broke your New Year's resolutions? Try these wine pairings for rich foods

Recipes / All About Wine /

It's almost October, so you've probably broken your 2016 New Year's resolutions by now. I know I have. In fact, a University of Scranton survey found that 29 percent of people broke their vows within two weeks, 36 percent within a month and 52 percent -- a mournful majority -- were back in their bad old ways by July.

And by the time we make ...Read more

Pan-roasted chicken shows how recipes can evolve with time

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

It seems to me sometimes that too many people treat recipes like scientific formulas to be followed precisely. But that isn't how I love to cook, or how I hope fans of my cookbooks or online cooking school will treat my recipes.

Great recipes are living things. Most of them can be changed in an instant, based on what's in season or good in the ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Agave's sweetening fix

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Environmental Nutrition

Q: Should I switch my sweetener to agave?

A: Agave nectar or syrup is a sweetener produced by cactus-like agave plants, including Agave tequilana, from which tequila is derived. Agave has been billed as a healthier alternative to other sweeteners because of its low ...Read more

Seriously Simple: The perfect brisket for your Rosh Hashanah celebration

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Brisket and Rosh Hashanah just go together. Growing up, my family went to services in the morning and we all anticipated our late lunch. The table was laden with challah, apples and honey, whole pomegranates, braised vegetables, kugels, salad and, of course, brisket.

My mom's brisket was pretty simple: brisket, onions, ketchup ...Read more

EatingWell: A brilliant breakfast at your service

Recipes / Variety Menu /

In this satisfying avocado-egg toast recipe, try full-flavored, high-fiber bread, like a hearty slice of German-style rye or seeded multigrain from your favorite bakery. To turn this into a portable breakfast, swap the toast for a whole-wheat English muffin or wrap.

Avocado Toast with Egg, Spinach & Salsa

Serves 1

Active Time: 20 minutes

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One for the Table: Chutney recipe is a perfect complement to many dishes

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I like to prepare for my hectic weekdays by doing as much prep and organization in advance, which keeps me sane throughout the week. Onion marmalade, ketchup, barbeque sauce, teriyaki, and homemade sodas can easily be found in our fridge, stored in glass jars of all shapes and sizes...Read more

Brownie for one satisfies sweet tooth

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Do you really need a reason to bake a single chocolatey brownie? One that requires only pantry staples and a toaster oven? A brownie that you don't have to share? Fine, I'll give you a few reasons: It's better than a box mix and only takes about 20 minutes total to make, bake and cool. ...Read more

Fall into place: Transition from summer to autumn with a seasonal favorite

Recipes / Variety Menu /

When I'm not ready to relinquish the summer's chill vibes and weekly cookouts, I turn to dishes that make for a seamless transition into fall. That means keeping the charcoal nearby, so I can grill up my seasonal favorites. This time of year, I look no further than barbecued endive in tarragon oil with pepato.

With a distinctive bulbous shape ...Read more

Parmesan Crackers

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

Kitchen Hacks

“Hack” is a new slang word for trick.

So what we are going to talk about today is kitchen hacks that make your life easier, and maybe more creative or efficient in the kitchen.

Let me give you one example from my home.

My husband likes to hard-boiled eggs for his breakfast. He often makes a half-dozen at a time. That...Read more

Slice Up Some Time-Saving Ideas

Recipes / After-Work Gourmet /

Using a food processor and cleaning its parts afterward is often more work than it's worth for quick, convenience meals. I found, though, that my everyday easy dishes multiplied when I switched to an inexpensive plastic and blade food slicer that's also simple to clean and usually available for sale from multiple brands for close to $10.

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