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From our Readers: Tips & Timesavers4
Favorite Fried Chicken5
The Egg Comes Out of its Shell6
We share a luscious brunch recipe, plus all you need to know about techniques and tools for cooking eggs to perfection.
Cuisine Notes: Q & A8
What herbs are in fines herbs? Is there any difference between rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar? How to eat an artichoke, two good ways to toast nuts, and more.
Edible petals to dip, and an elegant, yummy-tasting pizza.
Catch of the day: An easy menu loaded with Spanish flair - along with some tips for choosing healthful seafood.
Check out these websites for more information about seafood sustainability, overfishing practices, and mercury levels. They can help guide you to making seafood choices that are safe both for your family and the environment.
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, a division of the FDA, compiled a list of mercury levels in popular fish and shellfish. Find it by visiting http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/. Choose "mercury" under the "select a topic" header.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA, a government agency established by the White House and Congress, can direct you to mercury reports for ponds, lakes, and rivers for every U.S. state and region. Learn more at http://epa.gov/mercury/whereyoulive.htm.
The Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund, a national nonprofit environmental organization, offers an at-a-glance, color-coded Seafood Selector listing fish from Eco-Best to Eco-Worst. Print the pocket-size guide to carry in your purse or wallet, or download the mobile phone version. Find both at http://www.edf.org/home.cfm.
The Blue Ocean Institute
The Blue Ocean Institute, an ocean conservation organization, created several helpful lists, such as the Guide to Ocean Friendly Seafood and the Guide to Ocean Friendly Sushi. They also developed FISHPHONE, a text messaging service that can provide seafood assessments on the go. Visit http://blueocean.org/home for more information.
Spanish Quinoa with Figs & Pimientos14
Layered Orange Salad with Almonds & Olives15
Build a Better Salad16
Follow our blueprint for nutritionally sound side salads.
Sandwiches Stand Tall18
Ham & Brie Sandwich with Blue Cheese19
Churn Things Up20
Our oh-so-cool ice cream desserts feature hot new flavors.
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cake22
Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bombe24
Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich26
Cherry Mojito Soda27
A fine meze28
Authentic Greek flavors characterize our classic selection of small-plate appetizers - ideal for entertaining.
Spicy Feta Dip30
Roasted Marinated Peppers31
Grilled Ouzo Shrimp32
Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki33
Golden Beet & Potato Salad33
Light your Fire36
Our grilled steak dinner menu includes complete instructions for charcoal grilling over a three-tiered fire.
Marinated Sirloin Steaks38
Skewered Potatoes with honey baste39
The Art of the Picnic40
Let our fabulous French fare inspire your next picnic ... and impress one special guest.
Creamy Green Bean Orzo Salad42
Ganache Cups with Raspberry Sauce43
Inviting Summer Spread44
Entertain a crowd for less! Our cater-it-yourself Latin flavored buffet features everything you need to know.
Latin Pork Pernil48
Southwestern Pasta Salad48
Spicy Cheese Dip49
Toast of the Town50
Pretty and popular: Raise a glass to a retro favorite.