What Are Some of the Best Ways to Use Black Truffle Salt? Good Questions

2012_06_28-TruffleSalt.jpgQ: I received this jar of black truffle finishing salt for Christmas. What foods or dishes are good to add it to? Suggestions please!

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The Spiral Cut: The Most Delicious Way To Eat a Hot Dog CHOW

2012_07-02-SpiralHotDogsedited.jpgPlanning a low key burgers and dogs menu for this year's 4th of July BBQ? Take a look at this simple tip that will take your hot dogs to the next level! A little prep work will turn your dogs into spiral condiment-grabbing and conversation-hogging BBQ stars. More


They Will Bloom Resurrected in the Kitchen Weekend Meditation


(You are the daughter of the sea)
by Pablo Neruda

You are the daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin.
Swimmer, your body is pure as the water;
cook, your blood is quick as the soil.
Everything you do is full of flowers, rich with the earth.



Smooth, Chunky, Creamy, Sweet: The New York Times Talks Cold Soups

2011_04_22-peasoup2Ed.jpgFor much of the country, summer has arrived with a pretty toasty kick. The kind of kick that makes you want to turn off the oven indefinitely and live on greens, cold noodles salads, and gazpacho. Thankfully, a few weeks ago, The New York Times ran a story on cold soups that will come in handy next time you're seeking a little lunchtime inspiration on a hot summer day. More


Recipe: Caramel Banana Cake Recipes from The Kitchn

2012_06_28-CaramelBananaCake.jpgThere's a story in my family about the first time my mother made my father banana cake. They had been married for a few years, but this was the first time she had whipped out this moist, multi-layered cake. My father took a few bites in silence, then looked up at my mom, wide-eyed. "Have you always known how to make this?" More


Recipe: Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad Recipes from The Kitchn

2012_06_29-oimuchim1.jpgDo you enjoy eating spicy food in hot weather? I love the refreshing combination of cool cucumbers and hot chile peppers, as in the case of Korean oi muchim. This quick and easy salad makes a great potluck dish, or a fiery alternative to kosher dill or bread and butter pickles alongside sandwiches. And, of course, it's excellent alongside Korean BBQ (meat or tofu). More


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