[1] A gift box of Tayst coffee has 20 to 60 biodegradable K-cups (photo by Mary Ann S. | Yelp). [2] Finally, the greenest person can use K-cups (photo courtesy Tayst Coffee).   Committed environmentalists and those who try to live green are in a quandary: They may want the ease of single-serving K-cups, but […]

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Tribali foods was launched by a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian who sought to add meat back into her diet. But she wanted “clean” meats. That meant sourcing top organic cuts: grass-fed and grass-finished pastured beef, free-range chicken and humanely raised pork. She then created versatile, minimally-processed patties and sliders, and seasoned them global flavor combinations: […]

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Matzo, variously translated from Hebrew as matzoh, matza, matzah, matztzah and other spellings, is a 3,000-year-old accidental recipe.   SOME MATZO HISTORY As anyone who knows the story of Exodus will remember, in the time of Moses, Egypt’s pharaoh* finally agreed after much appealing, and then the 10 plagues, to let the enslaved children of […]

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[1] Delicious brioche can be eaten plain or with a spread, here Nutella (all photos courtesy St Pierre Bakery). [2] A more elegant breakfast pastry: a chocolate chip brioche roll. [3] Individually-wrapped waffles in butter or cinnamon-sugar flavors can be grab-and-go snacks, warmed for breakfast, topped for dessert, or turned into sandwiches like this ham […]

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September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. That typically means a slice of supermarket American, cheddar or Swiss cheese: The same old, same old. How about some better cheese, for a change? Murray’s, a New York City cheese and specialty food store, has a separate restaurant that has fine cheeses in every course. If this is […]

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[1] Check out the marbling on this grass-fed beef (all photos courtesy PRE). [2] How about a stir-fry? [3] A ribeye steak. [4] Filet mignon salad (here’s the recipe).   We don’t eat a lot of beef because we don’t like cleaning up after it. But when we befriended new neighbors, serious carnivores, we received […]

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Our favorite discover of the summer is Golden Cannoli Chips, The Original Cannoli Chip. The sweet chips provide the cannoli experience without our having to go out for cannoli, a dessert we simply can’t resist. At home, we dip them into some sweetened ricotta cheese, to enjoy “deconstructed” cannoli (the full recipe follows). Golden Cannoli […]

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[1] Hot dog with Mexican-style garnishes: black beans, salsa and yellow bell pepper (photo courtesy A & H). [2] Hot dogs on the grill (photo courtesy OU Kosher). [3] Hot dog production (photo courtesy A & H).   A & H, Abeles & Heymann, is an old-world-style producer of top-quality kosher processed meats—corned beef, hot […]

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