THE NIBBLE has been publishing for more than 13 years. Over those years, food companies have come to know us, and offer to send us samples of their products. Other companies don’t even ask: Every week, boxes of food arrive “over the transom*,” as the expression goes. We also attend dozens of trade shows looking […]

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This retro idea from Williams Sonoma is an elegant addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. Our family was mold-centric for every special occasion: for Valentine’s Day, raspberry Jell-O with raspberries, strawberries and red grapes; for Easter, lime Jell-O with sour cream and crushed pineapple; for Independence Day, red, white and blue layers; and on and […]

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There’s so much attention given to what to serve during football games that we now have what we are designating a new category of food: Game Day Cuisine. We identified some 25 different game day favorites, and Artichoke-spinach dip Buffalo drumsticks or wings, hot wings Chicken fingers Crab dip Deviled eggs Drummettes Enchilada casserole French […]

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If you like flowers on the table for a special dinner, you know that it’s necessary to keep the arrangement low. Otherwise, guests can’t see each other across the table. Tall arrangements belong on a buffet or side table. You can finds scores of Thanksgiving centerpieces online (check out these on Pinterest). But for the […]

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[1] Go green with reusable shopping bags (photo courtesy Pier 1 Imports). [2] Give rechargeable batteries with gifts that require batteries (photo courtesy Energizer). [3] Some people would rather you give a donation in their name (image courtesy Feeding America). [4] Use newspaper wrap to plain or fancy effect (photo courtesy Steemit). [5] Buy a […]

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Not excited about pumpkin pie? Can’t have pecans or other nuts? There’s always the venerable apple pie to end Thanksgiving dinner. But let us suggest an easy-to-make alternative: Cranberry Apple Crisp from Ocean Spray. We recently were served a piece, and it was love at first bite. When one guest had to leave in advance […]

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[1] Opal apples: golden beauties (both photos courtesy Golden Sun Marketing). [2] Slice it and enjoy it, without any browning. [2] Growing in the sunshine.   The most food excitement we’ve had recently in our house is…an apple. Not just any apple, but The Opal® apple, a relatively new breed that has finely made its […]

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Have you been blasted with turkey tips this season? If not, these tips, adapted from Whole Foods Market, will help you out: 1. PLAN FOR THAWING If you purchase a frozen bird, plan ahead! Depending on its size, the turkey could take half a day to defrost for small for small birds, or multiple days […]

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[1] Beer goes great with turkey. This is an amusing optic from Joe Morette, a New Hampshire turkey farmer. Back in 1993, one of his birds accidentally knocked over a beer and started drinking it. Since then, Morette has been giving his turkeys beer which, he says, yields a more flavorful and juicy meat. Bonus: […]

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[1] Alinea’s clear pumpkin pie (photo Alinea | Chicago). [2] Hannah Kaminsky’s version, recipe below (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Perhaps the most innovative restaurant in the country, Chicago’s Alinea set the internet on fire once again with another avant-garde culinary masterpiece, propelling pumpkin pie it into a viral video hit. It’s a […]

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