[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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We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry events (100 California olive oils in one sitting!) and in a massive tasting at THE NIBBLE (90 olive oils), among smaller nibblings. Occasionally, we have called out a few as Top Pick Of The Week, but it’s hard to do so: There are […]

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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Ready for some sweet, juicy melon? Here are tips for picking the best of the bunch. TIPS TO CHOOSE A MELON 1. Look for a stemless melon, with a slight indentation on the stem end. If the melon still has a stem, it could mean that it was picked […]

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If most marshmallows are “take it or leave it” to you; if you like artisan marshmallows; or if any marshmallow is a friend of yours; then we’d like to introduce you to Smashmallow (photo #1): commercially-distributed marshmallows in the artisan style. These commercially-produced marshmallows have all the appeal of artisan marshmallows handmade by confectioners. Just […]

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[1] Switzerland is known for its milk chocolate. Milkboy makes three varieties (all photos courtesy MilkBoy Swiss Chocolates). [2] Lovers of white chocolate will especially appreciate this excellent bar. Both milk and white chocolate were invented in Switzerland. [3] Milkboy’s semisweet bar is 60% cacao. In the industry, bittersweet chocolate begins with 70% cacao. Both […]

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In its second entry into the premium yogurt business (the first was Oui By Yoplait, last year), Yoplait has just launched YQ by Yoplait. It’s the “Smarter, Not Sweeter” Yogurt. The flavored yogurt has just 9 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce cup. Compare that to the up to 32 grams of sugar per 6 ounces […]

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