Time to resurrect chocolate mousse

The rage over 1950s and 1960s style is still going strong. Midcentury architecture is back. Midcentury furniture is back. Midcentury fashions are back. So why not some midcentury food? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you chocolate mousse. Chocolate mousse has been gracing American tables at least since 1896. But it…

1,000 foods Mimi Sheraton thinks you need to eat before you die

  Mimi Sheraton’s latest book, “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die” (Workman, $24.95), is more than just a culinary bucket list. Consider it also a valuable reference work, a tour book, a restaurant guide, a recipe source and — as Sheraton hopes — a book to pick up and enjoy. “As a writer, I would be pleased to have this seen as a

Rhubarb adds a slash of flavor, color to spring

  If you’ve never indulged in rhubarb, this year you should: High in vitamins C and K (which plays an important role in bone health), and a good source of dietary fiber, it provides a pretty nutritious bang for your buck. Rhubarb also is one of nature’s top plant sources of bone-building calcium and is extremely low in calories (less than 30

Experiment with grains, sprouted and whole

  Butter, eggs, cream and wine were Julia Child’s staples until the health scare hit American diets in the 1980s, banishing her staple ingredients with fears of heart disease, obesity and strokes. She fought back — feebly — with a few attempts to come up with lighter recipes, but she never gave up the fat and the alcohol and died a few

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Time to resurrect chocolate mousse

The rage over 1950s and 1960s style is still going strong. Midcentury architecture is back. Midcentury furniture is back. Midcentury…

19 May 2015 [11:15 PM]
American food: A list of the best

To be honest, when I first saw a copy of Mimi Sheraton’s new book, “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die,” my initial thought was that the illustrious former restaurant critic for the New York Times really wanted to call…

28 April 2015 [09:29 PM]
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Make your own hummus

With the national recall of classic Sabra Hummus because of listeria, you might be missing your hummus fix. Grab a couple of…

21 April 2015 [09:36 PM]
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Master the homemade vinaigrette

Most people reach for prepared salad dressings because on busy weeknights they just can’t handle the thought of whipping up yet something…

14 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
High school students will compete to cook on a budget

Six area high school culinary teams will compete in the “SNAP Hot Food Challenge” on Tuesday, April 14th during the East Texas Restaurant Association’s annual “Taste of Tyler” event. (SNAP is the acronym for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.) The first-ever…

13 April 2015 [04:12 PM]
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12 ideas for Easter leftovers

Ham is the main event for most people’s Easter Sunday feast. The challenge is what to do with all the leftovers. To…

07 April 2015 [09:15 PM]
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