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Seriously Simple: What's cooking in Charleston? Grits!

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Growing up in California, I knew very little about Southern food. So when an opportunity presented itself as a birthday trip to Charleston, S.C., I jumped on it.

On my first night, I visited Zero Restaurant + Bar located in Charleston's historic area. Attached to a boutique hotel, it's a culinary gem. Elegant, quaint, individual dining rooms ...Read more

EatingWell: Farmers' market fresh

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Dig into your farmers' market haul to cook this colorful and healthy Mediterranean diet dinner recipe that's packed with vegetables. Feel free to swap in any vegetables or cook up another whole grain, such as brown rice.

Lemon-Herb Salmon with Caponata & Farro

Serves 4

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

2 cups water

2/3 cup ...Read more

The Kitchn: The only potato soup recipe you need for fall

Recipes / Variety Menu /

TheKitchn.com

Potato soup is such a fall classic. Tender pieces of creamy russet potatoes mingle with onions, garlic and salty pancetta for a bowl of soul-soothing solace. The only possible upgrade to this classic is to make it easier with the help from the slow cooker. And let's be real -- this soup is ...Read more

The Kitchn: Granola for Halloween is all treats, no tricks

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TheKitchn.com

If you love granola, you're going to want a jar of this version in the kitchen all fall along. There's a double dose of pumpkin, along with wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, seeds and a splash of maple syrup, for a breakfast that tastes like the season. And since Halloween...Read more

Orange Vanilla Water

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

According to familydoctor.org, half of your body weight is water. Some other organizations say it’s as much as two thirds water.

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste and lubricate your joints. ...Read more

Tuna, zucchini dish is Spanish specialty

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Tuna is one of the prize catches along Galicia's rocky coastline. For this Galician dish, I have used fresh tuna, which gives a delicious flavor, though you could use Spanish canned white tuna.

The Yellow Rice calls for saffron, which is another specialty of Spain and can be found in most markets. Although it's expensive, you will only need a ...Read more

Crus Bourgeois du Medoc wines offer excellent values from prestigious Bordeaux

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Branding is powerful, and sometimes that power seeps out, well beyond the reach of individual producers, no matter how powerful they happen to be in their own right. Think about a few places that are famous for producing something great. Wisconsin cheese. Vermont maple syrup. Florida oranges. Bordeaux red wine.

Those places, among many others, ...Read more

Are restaurants too loud? The ins and outs of restaurant acoustics

Recipes / Variety Menu /

CHICAGO -- When Pacific Standard Time opened in April, it was one of the city's buzziest openings, but to actually eat there was almost deafening.

"I was able to step back and say this is the biggest issue with the restaurant," said partner Joshua Tilden. "It wasn't the food, it wasn't the service, (but) I thought this problem was easily ...Read more

Elevate your tailgate: Recipes for pro-caliber food you can cook in a parking lot

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PHILADELPHIA -- Just because you're hanging out in a parking lot doesn't mean you can't enjoy professional-caliber food while you're waiting for the game to start. A few of Philly's chefs recently offered their ideas.

At Suraya, Fishtown's Lebanese restaurant, chef/owner Nick Kennedy cooks every day over an open bed of coals that could be ...Read more

Cacio e pepe comforts empty nesters when the kids fly the coop

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The fledgling travels light. One piece of checked luggage, one carry-on, one personal item that can be stowed beneath the seat. All it takes is a puff of the chest, a flap of the wings and a leap.

Leaving the parent birds alone in their nest.

It's a sturdy home. They've spent years dragging in twigs and stuffing the gaps, making it warm, ...Read more

Food waste, and what to do about it — plus the best recipe for using up stale bread

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In case you're unaware, food waste is a problem, and that's a hot new topic. The James Beard Foundation just released the book "Waste Not: How to Make the Most of Your Food," with celebrity chef/activist Tom Colicchio on board; in the introduction, he points out that, "Forty percent of all the food produced in the U.S. gets thrown away in a ...Read more

Best Bites: Trader Joe's Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins

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If Girl Scout Cookie season seems too far off, try these dark chocolate mint cookies from your local Trader Joe's. These crispy coins have a deep chocolate flavor with a refreshing mint aftertaste and will serve as a perfect small treat for any person's palate.

Size: 6 ounces

Price: $1.99

Available: Trader Joe's

(c)2018 St. Louis Post-...Read more

Culinary SOS: This elegant tuna salad is ready quickly

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It's a simple composition: crisp haricots verts, capers, celery, baby potatoes and Italian tuna tossed with a generous drizzle of fresh lemon juice. As uncomplicated as it may seem, Scopa Italian Roots' Sicilian tuna salad makes for an elegant appetizer, first course or simple dinner. The dish comes together in minutes, perfect whether you're ...Read more

Right out of the clay oven

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IRVINE, Calif. -- "I never learned to cook," Geeta Bansal tells me. "I have none of those Padma Lakshmi stories about a spice box from my grandmother."

Of course, she's talking about a couple of lifetimes ago, back before she became chef-owner of Clay Oven, a standard-bearer of northern Indian cooking in Irvine since its opening 1986. And ...Read more

California wine hopes to uncork Canada's alcohol policies in new trade agreement

Recipes / All About Wine /

Wine exporters in California and other states will get equal treatment for their bottles on the grocery shelves of Canada's westernmost province under the terms of the renegotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The California-dominated wine industry has spent four years fighting a policy allowing grocery stores in British Columbia to ...Read more

Add this easy autumn side dish to your repertoire for everyday dinners and special occasions

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

When I first began cooking in the United States in the mid-1970s, an unassuming little compact head of pale-yellow and cream-colored leaves called Belgian endive mystified my restaurant guests. This vegetable often led them to ask, "What's this?" To this day, I still think Belgian endive is misunderstood and underappreciated -- but I hope to get...Read more

Seriously Simple: Glazed chicken recipe is fit for a quick weeknight meal or a small gathering

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My late friend Barbara Windom was a great cook who produced delicious food that's short on preparation time and long on taste and presentation.

She loved putting together creative flavor combinations for new twists on chicken dishes. Her Asian chicken can be served on a moment's notice as long as you have the ingredients in your pantry.

We are...Read more

Somm Challenge's Biggest Winners

Despite the fact that all wines are tasted blind and judges are shielded as much as possible from any form of bias (other than their own stylistic preferences), the cream nearly always rises to the top at a major international wine competition.

Such was the case at the 10th annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Get your passion (fruit) on!

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Environmental Nutrition

Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a type of berry that grows on a vine.

The folklore

It's been said that after eating passion fruit, you'll fall in love with the next person you see. Playful, or risqué as that may be, the historical passion behind this tropical ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Glazed chicken recipe is fit for a quick weeknight meal or a small gathering

Recipes / Variety Menu /

My late friend Barbara Windom was a great cook who produced delicious food that's short on preparation time and long on taste and presentation.

She loved putting together creative flavor combinations for new twists on chicken dishes. Her Asian chicken can be served on a moment's notice as long as you have the ingredients in your pantry.

We are...Read more