Friday, July 10, 2020
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Gretchen’s table: Tomato-Corn Chowder

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Corn is starting to arrive in grocery stores. I also spotted local Amish tomatoes at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. in the Strip District last week, which got me thinking, “Why not combine the two in a super-easy soup?”

All rise for rice: Make a perfect pot in a saucepan, Instant Pot or...

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Cooking rice is not rocket science and requires little effort. But cooking it perfectly requires some basic rules and common sense.

McDonald’s puts plan of reopening dining rooms on hold

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Chicago-based fast-food chain giant McDonald's has announced it is halting plans to reopen its dining rooms for 21 days.

De Blasio puts brakes on NYC indoor dining indefinitely over COVID-19 concerns

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Phase 3 of reopening is scheduled for New York City next Monday, but Mayor Bill de Blasio put the city’s reboot of indoor dining on hold indefinitely Wednesday, citing nationwide coronavirus surges and the heightened dangers of the indoor spread of the disease.

Here’s how to make yogurt at home. It’s easier than you think

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“I’ve been making or helping to make yogurt since I was about ten years old,” are the first words in “Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments” (Storey, $19.95). From there, author Gianaclis Caldwell uses that lifelong expertise to take readers on an illuminating journey through the ins and outs of transforming ordinary milk into velvety, tangy yogurt, minus any help from the folks at Yoplait, Chobani or Dannon.

Flavorful rice dish inspired by cookbook of Pakistani cuisine

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I was introduced to Pakistani cuisine by Kausar Ahmed and her book “The Karachi Kitchen.” She told me her vegetarian Kausar Rice in her book is a hit with her family. I’ve adapted her recipe for this quick meal.

‘Visit’ Rome via a staycation of recipes and cooking lessons

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With flights to Europe grounded, and the coronavirus upending daily life here and abroad, I knew early in the lockdown that a planned spring vacation to Rome would be postponed.

Homemade crackers: Who needs a box?

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What makes people happier than crackers? What brings more joy? Especially when they are accompanied by a nice piece of cheese?

Gretchen’s table: Zucchini crust pizza

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You probably haven’t been inundated with zucchini yet because it’s too early in the season for friends and neighbors to be pawning off summer’s most bountiful backyard garden crop.

Try the real recipes for these famous restaurant foods

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Honest to God, I thought she said “doe lips.”

Elevate Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, walnuts

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Caesar salad is one of America’s most popular comfort foods. Adding grilled shrimp and walnuts turns it into a complete dinner. The crisp lettuce and smooth, tangy dressing provide an enjoyable, mouth-watering combination.

Comfort cooking calls for spicy heat. Find it in these Thai-style grilled ribs

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I don’t need food to be hot. But I do like it spicy. Even comfort food. I add chile flakes to pasta, hot sauce to mashed potatoes, black pepper to scrambled eggs.

Celebrate Father’s Day with this tasty steak recipe

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Almond-flavored romesco sauce tops grilled steak for this easy dinner that’s perfect for Father’s Day or anytime. Make extra of the sauce. It keeps a week in the refrigerator and is great on any cooked meat or vegetables.

Ground turkey can be delicious. No, really!

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After a day of taking pictures of dishes made with ground turkey — the same pictures you see on these pages — photographer Hillary Levin had an insight. In a moment of clarity and understanding usually attainable only by solitary meditation on a remote mountaintop, she said, “Ground turkey is the tofu of meat.”

Costco’s beloved food samples are coming back in June, and other grocers may follow

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There are lots of grocery options, but no one does samples like Costco.

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