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Memorial Day: Food in Hand

by Kate Heyhoe


I always associate Memorial Day, more so than Labor Day, as a festivity ripe for handheld and portable food: sandwiches, picnic fare, burgers and grilled thingies. The spring-like weather rejuvenates, encouraging romping outdoors and simple food plans. Labor Day brings an end to summer, but it's usually hotter, with more substantial grilling feasts and a sense of finality: lazy days are gone, tomorrow it's back to school and crockpots.

So here's a collection of what I consider fine Memorial Day fare. Nothing too elaborate or contrived. Just tasty, satisfying, simple dishes to enjoy while you dream of summer days ahead.



Real Onion Dip
Bolognese Turkey Burgers
     with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Green Olives

Grilled Portobello and Spinach Burgers
The FTBBLT: The Full-Tilt Boogie BLT
Potato Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes
Bread Salad
     with Watermelon, Feta, and Red Onion

Black Thai Burgers with Gingered Shiitakes
Nonya-Style Grilled Chicken or Pork Satay
Soba Noodles with Grilled Vegetables
     and Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Grilled Figs and Goat Cheese
     Drizzled with Honey

Green Tea Ice Cream
Hazelnut Shortbread


Kate's Global Kitchen for May 2004:
05/07/04     The Brilliance of Bamboo
05/14/04     Fishing for Yankees
05/21/04     Kandy Pineapple
05/28/04     Memorial Day: Food in Hand


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