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Ginger Beer-Battered Broccoli Tempura Recipe

Deep-fried broccoli with mango yogurt dipping sauce
Aug 21, 2014 4:00 pm
battered broccoli tempura

If the vast world of spices, whole and ground, seems a little exotic to you, pick up a copy of chef and cookbook author Paul Merrett's Spice Odyssey. Learn the basics of commonly used spices, then branch out and apply your knowledge to dishes from everyday classic to never-before-seen global specialties. You'll get addicted to this ginger beer-battered broccoli tempura.

Rosemary Black Olive Grissini Recipe

Thin, crunchy breadsticks to pair with anything!
Aug 15, 2014 2:00 pm
olive rosemary grissini

Afraid to bake because you think you'll mess it up? Grab a copy of blogger-turned-cookbook author Charmian Christie's The Messy Baker and break out that flour. Whether you're a shaky-handed cake fiend or a pie lover who just can't seem to make an aesthetically pleasing pastry, there's a recipe in here for you. First up, Italian breadsticks — grissini — that actually look better a little malformed. 

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Graham Crackers

Feeling frisky? This snack just might stop that.
Aug 11, 2014 9:00 am

With marshmallow-roasting season now in full swing, we figured it was as good a time as any to contemplate the spongy s'mores component's most structurally important bedfellow: the Graham cracker. For instance, did you know that Graham was a real guy? And, he was kind of a buzzkill? Find out more this way.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Recipe

Drizzle with melon vinaigrette for an awesome snack
Aug 5, 2014 2:00 pm
prosciutto-wrapped avocado

If you've ever found yourself staring down the perfectly ripe avocado in your kitchen willing yourself not to make yet another batch of guac, meet your new favorite cookbook. Cook and blogger Elizabeth Nyland has 75 recipes for the star of the produce bin, starting with your new favorite first course: prosciutto-wrapped avocado with melon vinaigrette.

From Hong Kong To Your Kitchen: Hawker Stall Chicken Skewers Recipe

Asian street food is what's for dinner tonight
Jul 15, 2014 3:00 pm
hawker-style chicken skewers

You may have other culinary goals if you're in Manchester, England, but put Sweet Mandarin on your "to-visit" list in case you feel like deviating from regional fare. Twin sisters and Sweet Mandarin owners Helen and Lisa Tse put modern Chinese food on the map with their popular restaurant, and recently released their first cookbook. First up, hawker-style chicken skewers you don't have to leave your kitchen to enjoy. 

 

Tobiko And Chive Deviled Eggs Recipe

Get ready for picnic-friendly egg-on-egg action
Jul 14, 2014 2:00 pm
tobiko deviled eggs
Photo: Mark Shaw

I love a great blank canvas, and deviled eggs are just that. Their twist-friendly format just begs for specialty ingredients like truffles, exotic spices and caviar. Or in this case, a much more affordable option found at any Asian supermarket: tobiko, flying fish roe. You may have seen it adorning your sushi, but wait til you see what it does to this picnic classic. Prepare to impress your guests. 

Out Of The Way, Weinermobile! Planters' New Ride Is Pretty Nuts

The 'Nutmobile' rolls out this summer
Jun 20, 2014 9:00 am
Courtesy of Planters.com

Mr. Peanut and his posse will be riding around this summer in some cracking new wheels. They'll be passing out free samples of the brand's newest flavors. And, probably drawing a lot of double-takes amid this season's mirage-inducing heat.

Frankensnack Comes To 7-11: New Doritos Loaded

Dorito-crusted cheese nuggets signal snackpocalypse
Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

It's hypertension! It's a stroke! It's some kind of hot cheese surrounded by crushed Doritos, just like the old fortune teller predicted! Doritos Loaded arrived at 7-11 locations around Dallas on Tuesday and roll out in Los Angeles tomorrow (leaving a trademark orange trail). You know you want to know more.

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