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Fiesta feast: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a healthy version of a classic Mexican dish

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

Working as a chef based in greater Los Angeles, though I also have restaurants across the U.S. and around the world, I'm very aware of the richness of Latino culture. So many good, hardworking people from Mexico and countries further south live in my home state that Spanish is virtually a second language here.

And, of course, I've grown not ...Read more

The Bordeaux Conundrum

Tasting hundreds of young Bordeaux wines from barrel is an annual exercise of self-inflicted pain for many of the world's wine journalists and prominent members of the global wine trade. The purpose of the En Primeur tastings, which are organized by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, is to get some sense of each vintage prior to the sale ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Eat to see clearly

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Environmental Nutrition

We often take our sight for granted until it starts to fade. More than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the top cause of severe vision loss and blindness in adults over age 60 in this country -- affects as...Read more

Seriously Simple: Chinese marinade kicks up flavor of grilled lamb

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My dear friend, Laurie Burrows Grad, is a gifted writer and cook. She loves to do dinner parties with a Chinese theme, and one of her favorite main courses is this lamb dish. Marinated overnight in a luscious hoisin ginger blend, the lamb is then grilled to a rosy medium to medium rare. The flavor is simply spectacular and complements the lamb ...Read more

EatingWell: Rhubarb-infused barbecue sauce amps up pork recipe

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In this pork tenderloin recipe, rhubarb cooks with ketchup and cider vinegar to make a tangy, healthy barbecue sauce. If you're lucky enough to have a lot of rhubarb, make a double or even a triple batch of the rhubarb sauce recipe and freeze it for summer. It tastes great with grilled chicken and beef too.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb ...Read more

One for the Table: Fresh spring veggies come together in simple saute

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This is what spring looks like. The subtle beauty of all these green shades tangled together helps us understand the idea of renewal reflected in the season's bloom. In Italy it's called cianfotta, the all-purpose dish that changes with the seasons as new vegetables appear and leave...Read more

Sweet snack: Dark chocolate bites satisfy craving, sweet tooth

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I am one of those people who never travels more than five minutes from my house without packing some kind of snack. Just in case. I go through heavy rotations of granola bars, trail mix and, most recently, these dark chocolate bites. They're the perfect little nosh to help me power through a...Read more

Deep-dish delight: Chicago-style pizza at your fingertips

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Chicago deep-dish pizza is a uniquely American dish that is challenging to replicate at home. This is not an imitator recipe; it is a modern interpretation with a serious homage to the past and a crust that is worth every minute of your time.

This crust is inspired by the buttery, light ...Read more

Mini Quiches

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

If it’s not good to mix religion with politics, how about politics and food?

I rarely buy an issue of Us Magazine but I was attracted to the cover this week. The headline, “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” featuring presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

The most interesting thing I learned in the article is that Hillary Clinton ...Read more

Basil Shrimp Pasta a colorful dish

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Orange peel adds intriguing flavor to this shrimp and tomato pasta dish. Fresh basil and Parmesan cheese add additional flavor. This colorful dish is served over a bed of rotelli (corkscrew pasta.) The shrimp cook quickly in the tomato and orange sauce.

A salad with cannellini beans -- large white Italian kidney beans -- completes the meal.

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Slide Into Grilling Season with Gourmet Sliders

Recipes / After-Work Gourmet /

Sliders, perhaps draped in caramelized onions and exotic cheeses atop artisan rolls, are not just for chic nights out at bistros anymore. The tiny treat burgers are, of course, even quicker than bigger thinner patties to grill up at home and a memorable way to slide into grilling season.

Just buy preformed similarly sized patties or ground ...Read more

What's in a name? Why you should know the term 'proprietary wine'

Recipes / All About Wine /

There are "pop stars," and then there are Taylor, Madonna and Gaga.

There are mausoleums, and then there are the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Taj Mahal and Grant's Tomb.

Some people and things get set apart from the rest. They achieve a one-of-a-kind-ness that takes into account more than the simplest definition of them. Plato wasn't just a deep...Read more

Fresh fare: Earth Day omelet recipe features farmers' market veggies

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

Earth Day is being observed worldwide on Friday, April 22. It's a holiday unlike any other: a celebration based simply on the fact that we all live together on this planet and benefit from taking care of all its many natural wonders and resources.

Earth Day had its start in 1970 as an environmental-...Read more

Recipe Finder: Classic Baltimore rainbow cake

Recipes / Healthy Recipes /

Mary Sayler of Tewksbury, N.J., was in search of the recipe for the rainbow cake that was made by Silbers bakery in Baltimore many years ago. She and her family have fond memories of that cake, and she was hoping to be able to make it at home.

Sadly, Silbers has been closed for many years, and their original recipe is not available. However, ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: B vitamins on the brain

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Environmental Nutrition

Cognitive function -- including memory, mental speed and problem solving ability -- declines gradually over the life span in most people. Although you can't completely prevent this, B vitamins, particularly folate and vitamins B12 and B6, play specific roles in keeping...Read more

Seriously Simple: Treat Mom to a homemade Mother's Day brunch

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Bread pudding is a comforting dish traditionally made from leftover bread and rich vanilla custard, and it has come a long way. Today's restaurant menus feature myriad adaptations such as gingerbread, white chocolate and lemon, to name just a few. There is no definitive recipe.

Served in souffle dishes, in individual ramekins or in a shallow ...Read more

EatingWell: A shortcake easy enough for kids to bake

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Mothers everywhere will delight in this healthy strawberry shortcake recipe that's simple enough for kids to help make. Look for lemon curd in the store near jams and jellies, or skip it and combine the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in Step 4.

Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Serves 12

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 1/4 hours

1 1/...Read more

One for the Table: Start Mother's Day with a beautiful breakfast

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Mother's Day is coming soon. Are you prepared? Skip the flowers and the gift certificates, and make Mom a beautiful breakfast she won't forget.

I'm starting with an easy frittata inspired by my mom. Nutmeg has an affinity for spinach. I learned that from her. OK, so ...Read more

The Kitchn: French toast kebabs ideal for Mother's Day gathering

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French toast is incredibly delicious, but it's not exactly portable -- especially when topped with bananas and caramel. Because of this, it has never been an option for my brunch parties since I just don't have enough chairs around my dining room table to accommodate my guests.

Thankfully, ...Read more

Some like it hot: Spicy shrimp dish turns up the heat

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Rock shrimp tastes like lobster, but is in fact part of the shrimp family. Similar to lobster, they're harvested in water 120 to 240 feet deep. Its name coming from the rock-like hardness of its shell, the rock shrimp is cousin to brown, pink and white shrimp. Frozen or fresh, peeled and deveined or whole and headless, they're widely available. ...Read more