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Saturday: Food & Drink

For school lunch, why not a date insect or cucumber penguin?

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — When it comes to packing lunch for their kids, moms and dads have reliable favorites like PB&Js, bananas or maybe a bagel. Jenny Mollen has an unusual go-to — candy eyes. The writer and actor has learned that a pair of edible ...

Red miso is the secret weapon for grilled skirt steak

One of our secret ingredients to build flavor fast is miso. As an umami base, it helps balance and unify sweet and sour notes in everything from chicken to pasta, even cookies. It goes particularly well in a sweet-savory marinade for grilled skirt steak, amplifying the meat‘s beefiness and ...

Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live longer than those who don’t, according to a large study. Tea contains helpful substances known to ...

For last-minute Labor Day salad, buy a cooked rotisserie chicken

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball‘s Milk Street For easy weeknight meals, the cooks at Christopher Kimball‘s Milk Street won‘t hesitate to grab a cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. This allows them to focus on loading the shredded meat with flavor. It also ...

To keep salmon succulent in a skillet, baste then sauce

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street For weeknight cooking, we love seared fish since it usually cooks in half the time as chicken or other proteins. But it’s a fine line between cooked and completely dried out. So for this recipe from our book “Milk Street ...

Sugar and savory spices liven up summer berries

By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street It’s time to stop thinking about the difference between sweet and savory spices. Many cooks around the world don’t make such a distinction. In Greece and Turkey, for example, tomato sauce comes spiked with cinnamon, and in ...