Okra, Paczki and Truffles. Mardi Gras and Other Seasonal Delights!

Grandmothers' tips ~
There's More To Okra Than Frying

"...a few simple rules to follow: First, use tender, small pods (the large ones are hard as wood and cannot be eaten..."

Recalling the first vegetable that the author learned to cut, the okra, and the mucilage excreted from the cut little pod...
Read more: There's More To Okra Than Frying; npr.org




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Soul food
African-American chefs debate tradition versus innovation of soul food. Coined during the civil rights and black power movements of the 1960s and early 1970s...
Read more: Soul searching; chicagotribune.com


Travel bites
~ Paczki are a sweet treat for the spring season. Many Polish households look forward to Paczki Day, which is celebrated the Thursday before Mardi Gras...
Read more: Paczki are the Polish treat for Mardi Gras 2011; nola.com

~ Should everyone eat only locally grown foods? Sure. Can everyone afford to travel like we used to, dining on the exotic cuisines of foreign lands?...
Read more: The FedEx Meal Plan; gq.com


Black or white, it's a delight
White truffles may be less popular and more expensive than their black-colored cousins, but they have more of an aromatic appeal...
Read more: There's Something About Truffles; wsj.com


Favorite home cook
In January, after 13 years and almost 700 columns, Mark Bittman announced the exit of The Minimalist from the Dining section of the New York Times...
Read more: The Minimalist Joins Cooking Channel; cookingchanneltv.com


In season
~ The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy texture...
Read more: Radish; bbcgoodfood.com

~ Citrus Recipes and Tips; epicurious.com






The mixer
~ Does Language Influence Culture? wsj.com
~ Recipes Inspired by Microcredit Clients; wholefoodsmarket.com


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Bites - Mini Bell Peppers stuffed with Goat CheeseImage by ockstyle via Flickr
Appetibilis
~ Shrimp Bisque; bellalimento.com
~ Homemade Eggrolls; stetted.com
~ Three O Cherry Vodka; kateiscooking.blogspot.com
~ Gambas à l'Armoricaine; cuisinemalin.fr
~ Sausage Pici with Chestnuts and Eggplant Croquet; fabiolouscookingday.blogspot.com

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers on FoodistaBlue Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

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