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Something’s run a-fowl – it’s the Great Chicken Sandwich Feud!

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

I woke up this morning thinking about – and even smelling … OK, not really – chicken sandwiches because the Twitter-verse has run a-fowl – get it? – over the Great Chicken Sandwich Feud. The sources of my chicken sandwich cravings … I mean thoughts … on this Hump Day morning: Mashable and CNN.


Eight non-culinary tools you can use in the kitchen

People are very resourceful, and the kitchen is one of the places where the most clever among us can shine. Kitchen equipment can be more expensive – and less durable – than similar tools designed for elsewhere, so it’s especially satisfying when you come up with a smart, practical way to use something you already have, or at least something that won’t cost you as much. Here are eight of our favorite uses for non-culinary items.

Fresh tomato sauce is rich, flavorful and ready in less than an hour

It’s easy to think of tomato sauce at two ends of the spectrum: Directly out of the jar or cooked for hours on the stove top. I’m pleased to report that there’s a happy medium that gets you a flavorful sauce in less than 1 hour – and with very little work.

Bring the beach vibes home with a frosty smoothie that tastes like a milkshake

If you are looking for me in the summertime, chances are you’ll find me, at some point, on the beach in Montauk, Long Island, as close to the crashing waves as possible. If I am not in the water or on the white, sandy beach, I may have sauntered two blocks into town to grab a bite from Joni’s Kitchen, a hip little cafe with a relaxed surfer attitude and a chalkboard full of healthy menu items. One of my go-tos there is the aptly named White Sands Smoothie, a frosty milkshake-like, nourishing treat with a pale palette of milk and banana made “sandy” from being blended with coconut, almonds and a fragrant sprinkle of nutmeg. This recipe is my version of it, so I could bring those beachy vibes home to enjoy even after the school year starts up again.

Need a golden brown chicken schnitzel that’s crispy without being greasy? This is it.

Of all the cooking cultures that have put their own spin on schnitzel, this Israeli-inspired riff might be my favorite. No wonder; it comes from a new cookbook called “Sababa” (Avery), whose Tel Aviv-based author, Adeena Sussman, is a whiz at developing and adapting recipes with a modern sensibility. Like kosher cooks in Israel have done for decades, she pan-fries the pounded-thin cutlets in oil instead of butter, and uses chicken instead of the classic Austrian call for veal. What makes Sussman’s recipe particularly appealing for a crunch fan like me is its seasoned blend of panko and roasted sesame seeds. The coating stays in place, thanks to a brief respite before the chicken hits the pan, and it reaches a golden brown apogee every time, right on cue, graced with the nutty goodness that sesame delivers.

Disney+ will come to U.S., Canada and Netherlands on Nov. 12

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Disney said Monday its long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, will be available in several countries in November and accessible on a wide variety of devices. On Nov. 12, consumers will be able to access Disney+ not only in the United States, but also in Canada and the Netherlands. A week later, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand, the company said in a statement.