Food As Medicine: Healing Power of Ginger + Recipes

By Rena Unger | May 3, 2011

Photographer: Rena Unger

Photo: Rena Unger

Indigenous to Asia, now common all over the globe, ginger is an impressive healing food. This powerful and medicinal root is widely known as a digestive aid. How many times have you or someone else been recommended Ginger Ale for an upset stomach? This is just one example of ginger’s prominent role as a “healer”. Read More


Dark and Stormy Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 31, 2010

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For your New Years Eve tonight, celebrate with a My Dark and Stormy.  You may this seemingly simple cocktail; it only has two ingredients, after all.  Combine rum and ginger beer and you’ve got a good My Dark and Stormy.  Combine rum and homemade ginger beer, you’ve made a standout cocktail that will impress your guests.

A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum.  Invented in Bermuda after World War I, this cocktail has two patents.  Lindsay wrote about my recipe for Ginger Beer on Monday.  Read her take on the drink here.


Ginger Beer Recipe

By Lindsay Hunt | December 27, 2010

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Now that Christmas is over, I’m looking towards New Years, and New Year’s Resolutions, for this week.  Next year, I want to challenge myself more in the kitchen, and I want to be more creative.  I got a jump start on that resolution this week with Marcus’ recipe for ginger beer.  I love anything with ginger, and particularly enjoy ginger beverages.  Making a homemade soda was a perfect challenge to set the tone for 2011.

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Ginger Citrus Cookies Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 24, 2010

Photo: hfb

Photo: hfb

Tonight, Christmas Eve, is when the real celebrations happen for Christmas in Sweden.  Today is when Santa comes, and all the kids get super excited about presents.  The meal is a big deal too, and always ends with gingersnaps.  These cookies are my take on the delicious dessert.

Check out my other recommendations for the perfect Swedish Christmas Table here.  And of course, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and God Jul!

You can substitute high-quality candied citrus peel for the homemade.  Avoid supermarket candied peel; good candied orange peel is available at gourmet markets and online.

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