For great tomato salad, freshly picked are best

When constructing a great salad, Alice Waters wants it to be fresh. Really fresh.“I want salad that has just been picked, that has a feeling of aliveness to it,” Waters said in a recent e-mail...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Replace lobster with seafood salad

Lobster rolls seem to just scream summer. And they scream it with lots of dollar signs.So in an effort to have our summer and eat it too, I came up with this less costly alternative – a seafood...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Catering to the masses

Sari Brown and the kitchen crew of the Yellow Carrot fed a jubilant crowd of several hundred Women’s Resource Center supporters at Friday’s annual “Girls Night Out” auction fundraiser at the Blue...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Garden Herb Potato Salad

Makes 6-8 servings@Recipe intro bold:Notes: This potato salad works with just about any variety of garden herbs. Baby red potatoes are preferred, but if using larger potatoes, make sure they are...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Roasted Corn

ingredients:6 ears fresh corn3 tablespoons butter1 large shallot, chopped2 teaspoons grated lime zestjuice from 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons¼ cup chopped chives¼ cup chopped cilantrokosher salt and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Cigar City brews beer that tastes like Tampa

When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar – the wood used to wrap and box cigars – he knew it was an idea worth stealing.The aroma and flavor instantly...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it Out

Local First continues to celebrate local food, local producers and local chefs in the harvest weeks that mark the end of summer. Yes, soon we’ll be talking about the frost on the pumpkins.Last...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Kraft cutting coffee prices

Kraft Foods Inc. is lowering coffee prices in the U.S. by about 6 percent, one week after J.M. Smucker Co. announced a similar reduction.Kraft said that the price reduction covers its Maxwell House...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers markets proliferate

When New Orleans chef Haley Bitterman prepares a specialty dinner or hankers after some soft shell crabs to fry at home, she could just ask the giant purveyors who serve her company to deliver a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Too many green beans? Try turning them into pickles

This year’s garden has not been the most successful. Some of the tomato plants are dying, my cabbage never headed, and the cucumbers are shriveling. But green beans are going wild.Thankfully, green...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Best sauces often are least cooked

You say tomato, they say pomodoro.And when they say it, they mean it. That’s because the Italians are champions of simple, classically delicious ways of using fresh tomatoes. And they should be;...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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