[1] Sfoglini artisan pasta makes beautiful shapes like these reginetti, ribbon-shape pasta, shown here with black truffles. It’s a gourmet’s fantasy realized (all photos © Sfoglini Pasta except as noted). [2] The Pasta-Of-The-Month Club delivers two boxes of artisan pasta each month. [3] Here’s the famous dish Cacio e Pepe, with trumpet pasta. Here’s the […]

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December 4th is National Cookie Day, and it’s also the time when happy bakers are whipping up dozens of Christmas cookies. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite recipes, below. But first…     THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from medieval northern European biscuits (cookies), […]

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[1] A book for anyone who wants to paint food (photos #1, #3, #4 © Rocky Nook). [2] Create lovely watercolors of your favorite foods (photo Pinterest).   Here’s an interesting gift for a food lover who’s artistic, or who wants to try being so. Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite […]

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Our Top Pick Of The Week is for pancake and waffle lovers who want some more excitement on their plates. Those who have only used store-bought mixes are in for a surprise with Southern Culture Artisan Foods: pancakes and waffles with such beautiful flavor that we couldn’t stop eating them—pancakes so flavorful that no maple […]

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We always plan ahead for non-alcoholic drinks that are also fun. Last year, we discovered Santa Clausthaler Nonalcoholic Beer, a seasonal brew from Germany’s Clausthaler, the world’s largest brewer of non-alcoholic beer. It’s purely coincidental that the brewery was able to insert “Santa” in front of its name to have a perfectly-named holiday beer. Pick […]

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Lindt is the world’s largest premium chocolate company. The Swiss-based confectioner, which dates back to Zurich in 1845, has a U.S. production facility in New Hampshire. The company maintains quality while producing chocolate in volume, making Lindt Excellence chocolate bars, other bars, and Lindor truffles. Here’s a brief history of Lindt. Lindor truffles—a round chocolate […]

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Thanksgiving on a biscuit: how we enjoyed the leftovers this morning (photo © Mason Dixie Foods).   Here’s what we created for breakfast with the Thanksgiving leftovers: a turkey biscuit sandwich! 1. TOP the bottom layer of a biscuit with mashed potatoes. 2. ADD a layer of stuffing. 3. NEXT, the turkey. 4. THEN, cranberry […]

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[1] Super Gold Medal winner: Queen Bee Porcini (all photos © Beehive Cheese). [2] Gold medalist: Red Butte Hatch Chile. [3] Silver medal: Promontory cheddar. [4] Silver medal: Seahive, rubbed with Redmond Real Salt and local wildflower honey [5] Another silver: Teahive, cheddar rubbed with Earl Grey tea. [6] Bronze award: Pour Me A Slice, […]

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