grapes

Goat Cheese, Grape And Walnut Spread Recipe

Easy combo platter has surprisingly complex flavors
Nov 11, 2013 1:00 pm
Photo: Tony Calarco

If you're going to make party food, make sure you cram a lot of party in there. That's why we're armed with Chopped champion, chef Eric LeVine's new book, Small Bites Big Flavor, for the entertaining season ahead. It's full of innovative things on sticks, small plates and other reasons to justify another cocktail or two. Sure, you can put out a fruit and cheese plate. Or you could combine the fruit and cheese into a dish that's every bit as good-looking.

What's In Season Right Now? Peppers, Grapes, Cauliflower And Spanish Mackerel

Plus, a roasted cauliflower recipe from a NY chef
Sep 27, 2013 9:00 am

The bountiful month of September has finally ended, and though many summer favorites have turned in for the winter, this is an excellent time to try out produce that peaks in cooler temperatures. What to look for at farmers' markets this weekend, plus a recipe, after the jump.

Did You Know That Pisco Is A Place, Too?

Discovering Peru's national spirit, at the source
Apr 24, 2013 2:01 pm

Pisco is a clear grape brandy that most people recognize as the main ingredient in a pisco sour, a cocktail created nearly a century ago when an American bartender working in Peru allegedly ran out of whiskey for a whiskey sour and decided to use the local moonshine instead. But did you know that Pisco is also a small, sleepy port town about 150 miles south of Lima? Or the origins of the spirit? That, and more, after the jump.

Hack Of The Day: Frozen Grapes Keep Wine Perfectly Chilled

Fermented and frozen grapes get along famously
Apr 8, 2013 4:01 pm

Hey spring wine drinkers! Dispose of those dumb water-filled plastic balls that do not make you look classy and keep your wine chilled with that from whence it came. Don't you think that's what the wine would want? 

Tricolore Salad Recipe

A colorful Italian salad with a secret weapon
Jan 11, 2013 3:01 pm
trecolore salad recipe

Trecolore salad is typically made with three kinds of lettuce — this one uses bibb and radicchio and subs fennel in for a third. The result is a blend of mild and bitter that makes a great backdrop for sweet, juicy red grapes. The secret here is freezing the blue cheese. Find out why after the jump. 

12 Grapes At Midnight: Spain’s Great New Year’s Eve Tradition, And Superstition

Discovering who is más macho at midnight
Dec 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. Rare is the Spaniard who will risk poisoning their fate for the coming year by skipping the grapes, one for each stroke of midnight. Here's an explanation of the process.

 

Concord Gin Fizz Cocktail

Utilizing seasonal ingredients in cocktails
Oct 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Taking advantage of fresh ingredients available throughout the year and incorporating them into cocktails is a given for many bars, but it also seems to be a focus for many fine-dining establishments as they expand their bar programs beyond wine and spirits. 

 

How To Eat 12 Grapes In 12 Seconds

The Spanish New Year's Midnight Tradition Explained
Dec 29, 2011 10:01 am

Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. Rare is the Spaniard who will risk poisoning their fate for the coming year by skipping the grapes, one for each stroke of midnight.

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