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This pasta recipe showcases one of spring's most delicious vegetables

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When anybody asks me whether Austrians like asparagus, I can answer them in one simple word. "Spargelzeit," which means "asparagus time."

Imagine a country where spring's arrival is announced not just by flowers but also by market baskets brimming with asparagus. Everyone there rhapsodizes especially about white asparagus, shoots grown covered ...Read more

Make a spectacular impression with your Easter brunch table

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For many of us, Easter is the perfect spring holiday; a celebration of rebirth and a beloved time for families to gather together around the table. I'm sure many people are reading this and thinking about what to cook for a holiday brunch, so I'd like to offer one of my favorite classic recipes for the most symbolic Easter ingredient in the ...Read more

Teach your children to bake like a pro pastry chef over spring break

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Spring break is almost here. If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, you've probably been thinking about how you'll keep them busy. Some people have booked family trips, while others have planned one-week springtime camp sessions. But for most of us, I suspect, the week winds up being a day-to-day thing, with play dates, trips to ...Read more

Think outside the pizza box

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Although you can find artichokes in markets most of the year, right now is their absolute peak of season. So I thought I'd share a recipe that features artichokes in one of my favorite preparations, as the featured topping for a very simple pizza that complements the vegetable with some flavorful homemade chili-garlic oil, fresh herbs, ...Read more

Two 'underground' vegetables join forces in a soup you'll want to share

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One of the happiest benefits of the farmers' market revolution is the fact that food lovers get to discover products that not so long ago were unknown or unavailable. Seeing beautiful piles of produce in a market stall and talking with the people who grew them encourages cooks to try vegetables or fruits that they may once have been wary of ...Read more

Start a New Season Resolution with My Bright, Fresh-Tasting Pasta Dish to Welcome Springtime

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It sometimes puzzles me that people make resolutions only once a year, at the start of the new year. Why shouldn't we be able to resolve to improve our lives the other 364 days?

Of course, I understand that a new year holds special significance. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be ready to recognize inspirations for enhancing our health, for ...Read more

Pork: the easy, inexpensive, elegant meat

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We chefs enjoy a unique perspective on the way people eat. As well as playing our part in creating trends, we just as often observe how public opinions change on particular ingredients, food combinations and cooking styles. We know what people love to eat, and what foods they might be avoiding. And, over the course of years and decades, we see ...Read more

A chicken dish for all seasons

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Some recipes deserve to become standards; dishes you find yourself cooking and serving again and again, no matter the time of year or the occasion.

To achieve that kind of status takes a rare combination of characteristics. The ingredients have to be easy to find. The cooking process has to be fairly uncomplicated. And the finished dish has to ...Read more

It's the perfect time of year to bake bread

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Last month's record-breaking polar vortex may be over, but it's very likely that the weather where you live is still keeping you in indoors on the weekends. It's a perfect time of year for cooking foods that warm you and sustain you. After all, in times past, when people wanted to chase away the cold they gathered around the glowing hearth.

I ...Read more

Rustic soup brings back warm family memories

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I first learned to cook in a kitchen ruled by two strong, loving women: my mother and grandmother. They were both amazing cooks, and all these years later my mouth still waters when I think about the food they prepared.

They weren't fancy about our daily food. Though they both knew how to prepare the finest traditional Austrian dishes, they ran...Read more

I cannot tell a lie: This cherry-chocolate bread pudding is a low-fat treat

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Presidents Day has always puzzled me a bit, for two reasons.

Officially, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday of February since the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, created to give workers more three-day weekends, was passed into law by the U.S. Congress in 1968 and then took effect three years after that. But did you know that no U.S. ...Read more

Enjoy a fresh vegetable salad in the middle of winter

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If you walk through the produce section of any good-sized supermarket almost anywhere today, you may find it hard to figure out what time of year it is. Modern shipping methods, mass-scale cold storage techniques, and greenhouse agriculture all make it possible to find many different varieties of seemingly fresh vegetables and fruits almost year...Read more

Chinese noodles recipe means good fortune for the New Year

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Every year, more and more people in the West seem aware of Chinese New Year, which falls sometime between late January and mid-February due to the lunar calendar on which it is based. That calendar ascribes each New Year to one of twelve different animals in the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, ...Read more

Start your day with a healthy indulgence

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Many health-conscious people try to avoid eating egg yolks because of their high fat and cholesterol content. While there is some debate over whether or not you need to eliminate yolks entirely, I understand the need some people feel to eat only egg whites at breakfast.

Like most things in life, however, it is possible to find a middle ground. ...Read more

A perfect way to brighten you winter dinner

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If you're at all familiar with me, you've probably seen or heard me say that before we ever even put food in our mouths, we eat with our eyes. Beautiful food excites the appetite, building happy anticipation for the wonderful tastes and textures soon to come.

Making delicious food with visual appeal becomes even more important during the ...Read more

Send winter's cold packing with a hearty, heartwarming soup

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In the middle of winter, my mind and appetite often turn toward soup. A hearty bowlful feels warming and sustaining from the moment you see and smell it until long after it fills your stomach. And a big pot of soup simmering on the stove promises everyone in your home that delicious, satisfying food is on the way and guaranteed to put an end to ...Read more

This gourmet pasta recipe won't break the bank

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Did you make a resolution this year to cook more meals at home? There are so many good reasons to do so. Cooking can be such a satisfying activity. It promotes learning and creativity, while delivering delicious results. If you allow yourself plenty of time to get the job done, tasks like cutting, chopping, stirring and kneading can become ...Read more

Healthy New Year! See in the new year with an easy, elegant main dish

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"I'll start my diet tomorrow" may be one of the statements most frequently made on Dec. 31. Just as we're planning a high-spirited New Year's Eve dinner, we're also beginning to think about New Year's resolutions that will probably include healthy eating and weight loss.

But a wise person once told ...Read more

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