Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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December's Cook's Illustrated rates vanilla flavorings, new coffee makers and features no-fail recipes for skillet roast beef, gravy and pumpkin cheesecake. $5.95.

What is this?

Pine nuts (also called pignoli and pinon) are indeed harvested from pine trees, and come in two varieties: triangular Chinese pine nuts and the slender Italian kind, which are more subtle and expensive. Store in refrigerator or freezer and roast at 325 degrees five to 10 minutes before using. A primary ingredient in pesto, pine nuts also are used in some pasta dishes and desserts.

Web Grazing has opened its new Gourmet Food Store, featuring specialty, exotic and ethnic foods shelved by category, and quick links to other gourmet food sites. At

Tube Food

Host Paula Deen prepares for the Thanksgiving feast with Southern Cornbread Stuffing, deep-fried turkey, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes and more, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network.

Hot Dates

To celebrate the reopening of Findlay Market's Bell Tower, six chefs will demonstrate Thanksgiving dishes 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the historic market in Over-the-Rhine. Information: 665-4839 or

Drs. Keevin and Denise Davis and Ohio Valley Wines host a tasting of California wines 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 in Indian Hill with celebrity auctioneer Dana Eubanks. Donations: $75 or $150 per couple, which benefit urban Boy Scout programs. Reservations: 961-2336, ext. 217.

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