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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

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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

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.

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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

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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

EatingWell: Low-carb 'lasagna' satisfies your pasta craving

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This low-carb riff on classic lasagna layers mushrooms and tomato sauce with spaghetti squash "noodles" instead of lasagna pasta. Make the layers right in the shell of the spaghetti squash and top with mozzarella cheese for a melty top and fun presentation. Serve with a green salad for an easy, healthy dinner.

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The Kitchn: One-bowl apple cinnamon cake will get you excited about fall

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If you only bake one thing this fall, let it be this cake. Studded with chunks of apple, scented with cinnamon and finished with a sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze, this gorgeous Bundt cake is the very best way to welcome fall weather. Our fuss-free, one-bowl method makes it easy to throw ...Read more

The Kitchn: Cajun-spiced shrimp might be the easiest dinner ever

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Discovering that I could cook shrimp straight from the freezer has to be one of the happiest accidents to come out of my kitchen this past summer. You see, the resulting shrimp are so juicy and flavorful that I can hardly believe I've ever taken the time to thaw shrimp, however easy and ...Read more

What's coffee milk? A Rhode Island specialty even kids drink — and you're going to want to try

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Being a native Rhode Islander, I have endured a lifetime of wisecracks and ignorance.

For example, the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations -- the official name of the state of Rhode Island -- is not the same thing as Long Island. Yet, being a native Rhode Islander who resides in the Midwest, I find myself explaining on occasion: ...Read more

Season's best tomato sandwich begins with tonnato, the classic Italian tuna sauce

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Aches and pains demand redress, which is to say complaining. Failing that cure, aspirin, hot tea and nap are indicated. The condition resistant to such treatment is acute, and sure to deteriorate: Booking a medical appointment induces its own aches and pains.

Many a patient who has exhausted tea and nap and doctor finds himself seeking a ...Read more

Test Kitchen recipe: Tips for preparing salmon: Brine, don't overcook, don't shy away from salt

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At the recent Detroit Free Press Wine & Food Experience presented by Bedrock, local chefs James Rigato and Doug Hewitt provided a cooking demo on fish butchery and cooking.

Questions were raised about how to choose fish and, of course, the merits of wild and farm-raised fish. We won't get into the debate, but Rigato said it's good to ask ...Read more

The magic of espresso powder: Perk up cookies, muffins and savory dishes with coffee flavor

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In our family, coffee and sweet treats go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Of course, we all enjoy coffee without sweets, but rarely the other way around. We criticize fancy restaurants that bring dessert but don't offer coffee until afterward.

Hot coffee proves the perfect beverage to counter sweet flavors and lubricate cakey ...Read more

The best pizza in the nation resides in this state …

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CHICAGO -- Chicago is representing yet again.

This time, it's all about the pizza -- that saucy concoction that brings us back to its greatness on a regular basis in this great city of ours. Be it thin, deep dish or something in between, pizza is a staple that many have opinions on, including staff at The Daily Meal.

The staff came out with ...Read more

Culinary SOS: Carrot salad goes far beyond the ordinary

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"It has been one year since I've moved back to Irvine from Pittsburgh, where I was obsessed with the roasted carrot salad from Station," writes reader Linda Doan. "Can you help me re-create this fabulous dish back home in my native California?"

Simple as the dish may sound, this is no run-of-the-mill carrot salad. Station chef and owner Curtis ...Read more

Best Bites: Trader Joe's These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar

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The sugary marriage of blended dates and peanuts is well balanced in these chewy bars from Trader Joe's. With the added texture of roughly chopped peanuts, this bar serves as a perfectly satisfying afternoon snack.

Size: 5 (1.5-ounce) bars

Price: $2.99

Available: Trader Joe's

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Extreme comfort food: Chicken and dumplings

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When people ask me "Why are you so weird?" I always look them square in the eye and say, "It is because I was raised without chicken and dumplings."

My mother is a wonderful cook and a woman of many accomplishments, and I'm not just saying that because she reads my columns. But for reasons unknown to me, she did not, during my childhood, make ...Read more

 
 

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