The Plush Side of Sour Cream

There’s seems to be renewed interest in sour cream, the kitchen staple from pre-yogurt times. And it’s caught the eye of some small dairy producers, including Vermont Creamery in Websterville, Vt. The dairy has just introduced an extra-rich cultured version, calling it “crème style.” There are three varieties: plain; a cilantro-lime that’s delicately tangy and…

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Cooking for the Lunar New Year

Good morning. Planning for Lunar New Year, which falls this year on Feb. 1, begins in earnest this week, at least for those who are a) celebrating and b) won’t be doing so in a restaurant. Many will follow family traditions and eat what they usually do on the holiday — longevity noodles; dumplings; lumpia;…

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