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For a brash Memphis coleslaw, cook a spicy dressing ahead

Memphis Chopped Coleslaw is usually studded with celery seeds and crunchy green peppers and tossed with an unapologetically sugary mustard dressing that's balanced by a bracing hit of vinegar.

Facing a glut of cherry tomatoes? Turn ’em into a cobbler

Since the filling was so simple, I decided to up the ante on the biscuit topping. When I make a sweet cobbler, I make sweet cream biscuits but since the tomato cobbler was savory, I decided to make my "Praise the Lard" biscuits and add pimento cheese turning the biscuit topping into pimento-cheese biscuits.

Chuck roast sings after a slow grill and some smoke flavor

For a barbecue sauce with richer flavor, we sauteed the onions in beef fat from the pan. Chili powder and pepper added bite, while ketchup, vinegar, coffee, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and the beef juices rounded out the flavors.

A sticky problem: boom in taste for octopus squeezes market

"The price will rise even more," says Carmen Torres Lorenzo, who has been selling fish for three decades in the market of Bueu in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia, famed for its octopus dish. "I wish a lot of octopus would appear ... and the price will come down, but that won't happen."

You really can’t go wrong with cake, cream and strawberries

For a bright, prominent fruit filling, we made a berry "mash" with half of the berries and then reduced the macerated juice in a saucepan (with a little kirsch) to help concentrate and round out the flavor.

Sustainable Living

Arizona weighs unusual plan for longer egg expiration dates

"When it comes to use-by, sell-by or best-if-used-by dates, these are there much more for quality purposes, not so much for safety," said Sadhana Ravishankar, a food microbiologist and associate professor at the University of Arizona.

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in...

"There is a lot of anxiety about it. Prices could go down. I can't think of a scenario in which prices could go up," he said. "The question is, are we standing at the edge of a cliff or are we looking at a little bit of weakness relative to last year?"

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