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Fair Park Fourth

June 30, 2015 5:30 pm

Fair Park is throwing a Texas-sized party to celebrate America! Sponsored by The City of Dallas, the Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas, and WFAA-TV Channel 8, the Independence Day celebration begins with a 7K and 4K and ends with a spectacular fireworks show at 9:45pm. For more information, click here!

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Four Kitchen Terms Every Budding Chef Should Know

June 24, 2015 1:31 pm

Becoming a more adventurous cook has it benefits, namely the delicious new food you can create and the sense of accomplishment in doing so. In order to try new things in the kitchen, however, it's necessary to understand some previously unfamiliar cooking terms. Here are four you should keep in mind when you're trying out a new recipe:

  1. Reduce. Savory sauces often call for part or all of them to be reduced. This means to thicken them by boiling them down so as to intensify flavor without adding any fat.
  2. Deglaze. If you’re preparing a meat or vegetable, you can deglaze it once it's browned by adding wine or stock to the pan over high heat. The deep coloring that is remaining in the pan is scraped and mixed with the wine or stock
  3. Marinate. To marinate means to let meat or veggies set for a few hours in either seasoned liquid or dry herbs and spices. During this time, the food absorbs flavors, and it will retain them during cooking.
  4. Dredge. Often before you cook or fry dishes like chicken fingers or eggplant, the recipe asks you to dredge them. This means coating them with either bread crumbs or flour.

The Basic Kitchen: Glossary of Cooking Terms [Le Petites Gourmettes]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Better Homes and Gardens]
Cooking Terms [Recipe Goldmine]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Cookery]
Culinary Terms: Food Dictionary and Glossary of Cooking Terms [Culinary Arts About.com]

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The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus: Treat Yourself to a Luxurious Meal

June 17, 2015 12:38 pm

Located on the sixth floor of Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas, The Zodiac has been serving fine cuisine for more than half a century. The restaurant cultivates an atmosphere of understated elegance and luxury, both in terms of its menu items and the dining room’s decor, which emphasizes sleek lines and classic neutral tones.

The menu offers everything from upscale grilled cheese sandwiches served with roasted vegetable bisque to tender pot roast served alongside golden Yukon potatoes, crispy onion strings, and julienned carrots. Unsurprisingly, the food is expertly prepared and beautifully plated, so having a meal at The Zodiac is a sensory experience that will likely exceed that of the typical restaurant.

The Zodiac is also a great spot for bridal showers and birthday luncheons, and its afternoon tea service makes a nice break from a day full of shopping.

The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus
1618 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 573-5800

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