When it comes to food and cooking tips, I have to hand it to Twitter. It’s a social platform tailor-made for getting these helpful hints in front of eager eyeballs. As a tweet, the tip stands alone, so it’s easy to consume, without the distraction of a lot of text to clutter the message. And at 140 characters, the information has to be straight to the point and concise.
Labor Day may be history, and the fall school semester has begun, but a bounty of summer produce still fills local markets. Use our Top Ten Food Tip Tweets, below, to grab the gusto before it’s gone!
• The freshest ears of corn feel plump, solid. Each should have a bright green husk, w/a tassel that’s pale, shiny & moist.
• If you love your cooked corn in slabs cut from the cob, lay cob on its side, and cut off the sides, rotating ear.
• Make noodles from zucchini! Use a mandoline to slice into julienne; toss w/salt. Wait 20 minutes; the zucchini will go limp.
• Hate those small chunks of garlic in your pesto? Mince & mash garlic to a paste w/ salt before adding to food processor.
• When working with fresh herbs, use only the leaves−the exception is cilantro, which has tender, flavorful stems.
• Make ice cubes from leftover coffee or tea and use to chill down your iced coffee/iced tea the next day. Continue reading