White is Okay After Labor Day—On Your Plate

September 12, 2015

In this installment of Best of the Hotline, we're reminded that the rules of fashion don't apply to food.

We've all heard the old rule: no wearing white between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The shade might be notably absent from our cold-weather wardrobes, but it doesn't need to disappear from our dining room tables.  

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Over the HotlineClaudia | Gourmet Project asked for "totally white dishes" for white-themed party, and plenty of suggestions rolled in that work just as well for a post-Labor Day celebration as they do for a summer soirée. From soups to vegetables and desserts to sauces, here are some of the palest dishes to add to your plate:

Goat Cheese

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

What are your favorite white dishes? Tell us in the comments below! 

Photos by Mark Weinberg, James Ransom, and Ashley McLaughlin

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