Food on The Oakland Tribune
A Halloween cookie exchange
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to December? ...
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... A Halloween cookie exchange; By Jackie Burrell
Food and Drink on SoFeminine.co.uk
A taste of autumn
From home-made soups to tarts and seasonal fruity desserts, here are our favourite starters, mains and sweets to brighten up your autumn days.
Enough of salads, BBQs and summer fruit. With the first chills of fresh autumn days creeping in, right now we're in the mood for warming comfort food! ...
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The Minimalist on the NYTimes.com
Autumn Sonata: Sprouts, Bacon and Figs
LIKE many members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are at their sweetest and best when grown in cool weather. (There are those who think they’re even better after a light frost.) In fact they’re as good a symbol of mid-fall as exists, and in recent years they’ve made the happy transition to trendy: we see them cooked in stock, roasted until really browned, halved and sautéed ... and now shredded. ...
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Culinary alternatives on The Globe and Mail
Don't pass the salt
How to add flavor while cutting back on salt - Top food professionals in Canada share their suggestions for cutting salt from their recipes without sacrificing flavor. David Ferguson, chef-owner of Montreal's Le Jolifou, relies on herbs, citrus and other strong flavors.
The Globe talks to some of the country's top food talents about their flavour-boosting tips and what home cooks can do to punch up the taste while cutting back on sodium. ...
Full Story: Don't pass the salt; by Heather Sokoloff
More Interesting Links!
~ A sip of Prosecco and a bite of suppli - Suppli, a ball of rice and meat surrounding a molten mozzarella center, is the perfect thing to eat when drinking Prosecco. NYTimes.com
~ Gluten-Free - Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies. About.com
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