Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

What's better than ice cream? Coming up blank, right? Okay, what's better than cookies? Here's the answer: ice cream with cookies.
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Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

ST. PETERSBURG ó With the Florida Orchestra on stage behind him, Michael Francis was deep into a lecture Thursday about Beethovenís Symphony No. 5 when an alert went off on someoneís phone.The music director paused."An Amber Alert," he mused. "Is it ...
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Living tweed and riding dapper, motorcyclists will raise money for men's health during 'Distinguished Gentleman's' event

Living tweed and riding dapper, motorcyclists will raise money for men's health during 'Distinguished Gentleman's' event

Sunday morning, more than 200 local motorcyclists will don their most dapper duds and wrap their tweed-clad legs around their seats to form a sea of vintage-inspired cycles during the 2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.Since 2013, riders acro...
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A guide to buying, storing and cooking plantains

A guide to buying, storing and cooking plantains

If your local supermarket is anything like mine, thereís a huge display of bananas. And right next to it, thereís a much smaller shelf devoted to plantains. Itís very easy to be in the fruit mind-set, grab a bunch of Chiquitas and be on your way, com...
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These muffins are lightly sweet and fragrant with fall spices and pear

These muffins are lightly sweet and fragrant with fall spices and pear

Lately Iíve been playing around with date sugar in my kitchen, and Iíve become increasingly sold on it as an alternative sweetener.Date sugar is not a true sugar; it is a naturally sweet dried fruit ó dates ó finely ground to resemble white granulate...
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Vegetarian sheet pan suppers that come together fast

Vegetarian sheet pan suppers that come together fast

Most sheet-pan suppers rely on meat or fish as the anchor. Toss your chicken or salmon fillets on the pan, surround them with vegetables, and roast until everything turns golden brown, a perfect one-pan meal.But what if you want your choice of protei...
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From the food editor: Unpeel the delicious possibilities of the plantain

From the food editor: Unpeel the delicious possibilities of the plantain

The first time I had tostones was sophomore year of high school. My friendís mom, who is from Puerto Rico, served a plate of the warm, just-fried discs as an afternoon snack. Tostones are plantains that have been cooked, smashed, then cooked again in...
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Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

When one family member eats only chicken, you learn to cook a lot of poultry recipes. Lately, one of my go-to dinners has been chicken marsala. When I saw that Prego had recently rolled out a jar of marsala sauce, I was delighted. No more chopping mu...
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Pork’s reputation is better than ever. Here’s why.

Pork’s reputation is better than ever. Here’s why.

DES MOINES, Iowa Top three answers on the board. What are the most common chef tattoos? Yes, there are knives, whisks and other kitchen tools, but if you believe Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton, the author and illustrator respectively of a bo...
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Five recipe ideas to Celebrate National Coffee Day

Five recipe ideas to Celebrate National Coffee Day

The first cup of coffee can likely be traced back about 1,000 years to the Arabian Peninsula, where the coffee plant was born. This, of course, was before we heralded the arrival of fall with a pumpkin spice latte or chugged a to-go mug on the way to...
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