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  • FOOD & DRINK

    Darden says seafood supply free of forced labor

    Darden Restaurants is confident the seafood it received from supplier Thai Union did not involve forced labor, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

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    Laugh it up with these humor-inspired party themes

    Besides revving up endorphins and a feel-good attitude, humor and laughter can improve overall health. Did you know that humor actually reduces pain and stress, increases creativity and improves memory and decision-making? Why not put these theories to the test? In a month that celebrates pranks...

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    Tamales made easy

    A favorite across Latin America and the American Southwest, tamales often pair corn dough with a spicy meat filling. Our version is based on an Ecuadoran recipe and uses hominy, corn with its hull and germ removed. The hominy makes a lighter, fluffier dough than does masa harina, the main ingredient...

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    Wagon-inspired dishes evoke an open fire

    These chuck wagon-inspired dishes evoke a meal cooked over an open fire, but they're easily whipped up in the kitchen.

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    Some alternatives to a missing brownie recipe

    Several or many years ago I cut out a recipe in the Chicago Tribune for brownies. These were the best brownies ever. After putting the dough in the pan you put in a jar of marshmallow creme. I cannot find my recipe and I really miss making these brownies. They were so moist and oh so good! Probably...

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    Baking Central: Remaking a layered lemon dessert

    Some recipes must be followed fastidiously, their success dependent upon an exact proportion of ingredients and a time-tested method. Sponge cakes or pie crusts come to mind.

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    The right way to drink espresso (biscotti optional, but highly recommended)

    Espresso must be tipped from a tiny cup, in a crowded train station, standing up. Other methods exist, but they aren't as stylish.

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    Acid in wine helps balance difficult food flavors

    Asparagus can be a difficult food to pair with wine. It is one of the edible plants highest in phosphorus and mercaptan (a sulfur-containing organic compound), both of which can interact with wine to cause a tinny, metallic taste. However, this recipe also contains mushrooms, high in the glutamate...

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    Fennel and sausage team up in quick pasta dinner

    Often a recipe that calls for Italian sausage will specify whether you should use links with fennel seed, or without, the writer looking to control that flavor in the dish. I will leave that choice, as it applies to this pasta, to you. Choose sausages with fennel seed and the licorice flavor from...

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    Passover meals with a modern twist

    Passover is a millennia-old story of freedom that continues to inspire celebration. But if you're finding holiday menus a bit ho-hum, turn to the latest batch of Jewish cookbooks for some fresh ideas and vivid flavors. Mix some modern dishes in with old favorites at Passover, which begins at sundown...

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