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Ramping Up A Recipe for Classic French Onion Dip

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 10, 2014

“It’s a more mellow variation on the pungent party starter we all know and love, and in keeping with this slightly tweaked version of the American classic, I’ve given the dip a more worldly chip pairing as well.”

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Why Do I Own This? Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor June 3, 2014

“In the seven moves since our marriage, my husband and I have ditched a rice cooker, a panini press, a waffle iron, and a quasi-functional immersion blender. The ice cream maker is a frivolity that earns its keep.”

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The New Jersey Sloppy Joe: A Different Kind of Deli Sandwich

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 29, 2014

“In South Orange, the Town Hall Deli is the originator and pre-eminent purveyor of a sandwich that on first glance, is akin to a cold Reuben sandwich. Composed of two deli meats and cheese with coleslaw (the original combination being ham, tongue, and Swiss, its version of a Sloppy Joe is layered Club-style between three soft, wafer-thin slices of rye bread that have been slathered with thick Russian dressing, so thick it’s more of a spread than a loose, pourable dip).”

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Hospitality Tip: Don’t Forget the Koozie Bowl!

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 22, 2014

“I realize this might be old hat to some of you, but for this Yankee, it’s a tradition that I’m more than happy to appropriate from the South. It’s so nice to be able to hold a cold beer pulled straight from its icy slurry in your hand and not suffer the drippy, messy effects.”

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The Bar Cart: Smoky Mint Ginger-Ade

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 20, 2014

“Certain combinations—ginger and smokiness, lemon and ginger, mint and lemon—are irresistible to me, and it’s hard to throw them together in one drink and not get a spectacular result.”

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A Truly American Meal (or Two) at Mitsitam Cafe

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor May 15, 2014

“The National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian’s newest addition in D.C., went (way way) back to the basics for their Mitsitam Café, and they did such a good job that it’s worth visiting for the food alone. Mitsitam, which translates to “Let’s Eat” in the native language of the Delaware and Piscataway people, reinvigorates its menu with ingredients from the available harvest every solstice, but there are so many options that if you’re in the area you’ll want to visit more frequently than that.”

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A is for Absinthe: A Children’s ABC Book with a Twist

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 12, 2014

A is for Absinthe takes a loving but tongue-in-cheek look at the spirits industry, providing a colorful education on many of the tools and ingredients used in the trade with a child-friendly twist. Lara’s witty rhymes were tailor made for whimsical cartoons and illustrations, and it was a joy to draw a fantastic world of absinthe-sipping fairies, pirates who love tiki drinks, medieval monks making floral and fruit elixirs, and more.”

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Eating My Words: Franks and Beans To Take On the Road

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden May 6, 2014

“Those franks and beans were a message sent out to a future self—a self who might be speeding through Los Angeles or camping in Montana, slugging to-go coffee in New York or wandering down a highway in Louisiana. A message that said, wherever you are, whoever you are, you can eat this and imagine striking out on the road.”

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Tart Rhubarb Compote: Muted in Color But Not in Flavor

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 1, 2014

“A surefire way to make cooked rhubarb look like the prettiest girl at the prom (as Zeek Braverman would say) is to put it next to something even more visually unappetizing but even more irresistible to eat. For me, that’s paté.”

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Changing Times and Two Boots

Danielle Oteriby Danielle Oteri April 28, 2014

“This realization hit me in the gut two months ago as I sat in on a torn vinyl bench at Two Boots Pizzeria on Greenwich Avenue, watching St. Vincent’s Hospital being torn apart to be replaced by another round of luxury condos. New York is the New World capital of pizza, making it ever more ironic that Two Boots’ Louisiana-inspired pies are testament to a more community-minded city. “

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