A WORD ON FOOD: Banh Mi

By Erica Bonelli   –   The Diamondback Banh Mi [bahn mee]: A Vietnamese sandwich in which various meats, pickled vegetables, spicy peppers and a spicy sauce are layered inside a crispy, fresh baguette. Origin: Vietnamese Banh mi is the bastard child of French and Viet cuisine; an intriguing combination that came about when the French […]

Southern cornbread with charred jalapeno butter

Courtesy Devan Rajkumar   –   Cityline @chefdevan In the mood for some comfort food? This southern-style cornbread will add some heat to your next meal! Southern cornbread with charred jalapeno butter Serves 3-6 Ingredients: Cornbread 1 1/2 cup fine corn meal 1 1/2 cup 3.25% milk 1 egg 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp baking […]

The ghost pepper: Eat with caution

I confess that I am afraid of ghosts … ghost peppers that is. Known as one of the hottest peppers you can eat, just the thought of the lip-searing, eye-watering, sweat-inducing fruit leaves this Scandinavian quaking. Jalapenos are sometimes too hot for me to handle. And speaking of handling them, that is one of my […]

‘Smokey’ Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients: 18 jalapenos, cut in half & seeded 1 8 oz. container of Philadelphia Chive and Onion Cream Cheese (I used the 1/3 less fat….you will have some left) 1 tablespoon of olive oil 18 cocktail sausages, cut in half lengthwise (I use all beef…you may want to make a few extra just in case […]

Pickle your family time for memories that last

By: Dan Zahra, for the Auburn Journal With the bounty of produce available this time of year, the pickle producing possibilities are endless. Pickling is a positive way to spend some quality time with family. Everyone creating their own jar of pretty pickled produce concoctions. Pickled asparagus to zucchini and everything in between can be […]