Unique Food Recipes & Dinner Ideas

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes

Effortless Gourmet Easter Recipes
Easter (and passover) is, for most people, one of the most important holidays, whether for religious reasons or simply to gather friends and family. The foods we all serve often are not given as much thought as the other important holidays. Here are some really simple recipes to change all that. 

Peekytoe Crab Eggs Benedict

Peekytoe Crab Eggs Benedict
  Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: Peekytoe Crab Salad: 8 0z peekytoe crab meat (To-Table Peekytoe Crab Here)1 teasppon le...

Easy Gourmet Seafood Appetizers

Easy Gourmet Seafood Appetizers
Gourmet Seafood is difficult to find and it is a showcase ingredient for appetizers that have a taste (not to mention health factor) that your guests crave and will remember long after they have returned home. Here are some of the recipes we think show off the seafood best.

Romantic Foods to Share With That Special Someone

Romantic Foods to Share With That Special Someone

"The Most Romantic kind of dinner is, in our opinion, one you cook at home. Even better if it's something you can share off the same big plate (or straight out of the pan) together.

Anna Stockwell, Epicurious, 02.03.15

Wild About Mushrooms for Thanksgiving

Wild About Mushrooms for Thanksgiving

The colonists at the first Thanksgiving definitively had venison, and the fowl also could have been wild turkey, but if so, it was a very distant relative of that bird in the supermarket case today. The wild birds (Heritage Turkeys are similar domestic birds) are firmer, and have a rich, intense flavor since they are mostly dark meat. If you decide to go wild here, why not add the produce of the forest floor to the Thanksgiving table? Foragers have been out gathering wild mushrooms and the flavors are perfect for your Thanksgiving Feast.

Why is Heritage Turkey Considered the Best? (Plus recipe and menu ideas)

Why is Heritage Turkey Considered the Best? (Plus recipe and menu ideas)

What exactly is a heritage turkey? It's a naturally mating bird with a slow growth rate (taking 26-30 weeks to mature) that spends most of its long life outdoors. In a Bon Appetit taste test, the Heritage turkey won, 4 out of 5 tasters preferring the Heritage. Learn more about why these turkeys are better and tastier than commercial turkeys.

Savory Comfort Foods Using Game

Savory Comfort Foods Using Game

Comfort foods take many forms, but using game as the main ingredient adds that unique twist for an even more enjoyable meal. Here are some comfort food ideas using game to consider.

 

Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

Game for a Gourmet Fall | To-Table

f your cooking has been accused of having "no game" (ie: no character) perhaps actually adding game to your ingredients will easily enhance your culinary rankings. Add to those ingredients the fabulous fall flavors from fresh figs, winter squash, late season vegetables, wild mushrooms and other fall classics and you become a real star.

Here are recipes for Quail, Rabbit, Pheasant, Duck and Wild Boar to put on your list of menus to consider. Happy Fall!

The Most Important Jewish Holidays and their Foods

The Most Important Jewish Holidays and their Foods

Much of the foods prepared and served at Jewish Holidays are symbolic of specific themes. Food, in general, in the Jewish tradition is an integral part of the religion and if themes and Laws of Kashrut (Kosher) are followed, meals become a daily ritual of reminding the observant of good and evil, right and wrong, self control and Jewish practices.

The tradition at Rosh Hashanah is to eat symbolic foods  meant to help ensure a good new year. All items appearing on the Rosh Hashanah table contain an ancient significance for happy prosperous days to come. Yom Kippur break fasts are notoriously epic — all manner of smoked fishes and delicate pastries. 

Honey Truffles | To-Table

Honey Truffles | To-Table
You might be an expert on black Périgord or white Alba truffles, but have you ever heard of honey truffles? As you might guess from its name, this mushroom is known for its sweetness. They have a nice, mildly fungal odor that finishes very sweet – similar to honey or saccharin; and are perfect for dessert applications.

Pawpaws: America's Largest and Most Exotic Fruit

Pawpaws: America's Largest and Most Exotic Fruit

Growing across a huge swath of what is now the eastern United States, pawpaws, North America’s largest native fruit, were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. When allowed to ripen completely, pawpaws develop complex nuances of flavor with notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, cloves and other exotic spices. 

Sea Beans Everyday!

Sea Beans Everyday!
Briny and crisp. Sea beans are great in salads and pair perfectly with fish. Wild Foraged and healthy. A must try. Here are several recipes that highlight this unique and spectacular taste..