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    Complements for a cheese course

    Q: What are some good complements to a selection of cheeses, besides crackers and bread? Noreen Wooten, Dumfries, VA A: Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to pairing cheese with…

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    Dress your plate with a squeeze

    Plastic squeeze bottles are the not-so-secret garnishing weapon of professional chefs, who use them to drizzle desserts with melted chocolate, dot sauces on a dinner plate, or squiggle dressings over…

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    Ask the Expert: Serving Cheese

    It's not hard to put together a cheese selection; just follow some basic guidelines

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    Easy blind baking

    When pre-baking a pie shell, instead of lining the unbaked pie with pie weights, beans or rice (which can often make a mess) I just line the unbaked pie shell…

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    Carambola: A fruit shaped like a star

    For an unusual addition to a fruit salad or a garnish for a cheese platter or a dessert plate, try a carambola, or star fruit. The fruit is crisp and…

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