[1] Mozzarella bites, using the smallest size mozzarella balls, perline (photo courtesy BelGioioso). Perline, or pearl balls (photo courtesy Lioni Lattanici).   Take a bite: These mozzarella bites are low in calories and high in flavor and crunch. Balls of mozzarella are traditionally available in eight sizes (see the chart below). Perlini are the smallest. […]

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[1] Caprese Casserole (photo courtesy QVC). [2] Another Caprese main course option: Balsamic Chicken Caprese. Here’s the recipe from Cafe Delites. [3] Classic Caprese with red and yellow heirloom tomatoes (photo courtesy Balducci’s). [4] Artistic Caprese arrangement (photo courtesy Great Performances | Facebook).   Caprese Salad—tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, with an olive oil dressing—has become […]

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  How gorgeous are these pies? Check out all the beauties from Lauren Ko, @LokoKitchen. Just a few masterpiece pies from Lauren Ko. �    THE NIBBLE Blog – Adventures In The World Of Fine Food

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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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August 22nd is National Bao Day, a relatively newly-established holiday reflecting the increased availability of bao in the U.S. Baozi, called bao for short (and pronounced like bow-wow), is a traditional Chinese steamed filled bun (photo #1). Bao are served at restaurants as appetizers, made at home, and sold by street vendors. You’ll find them […]

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[1] What’s better than a sandwich, a grilled sandwich! Here, panini American style, with chipotle chicken, bacon and ranch dressing. Get the recipe from What’s Cooking, Love. [2] An electric panini press, no stove required (photo courtesy Breville). If you have a George Foreman grill, you can grill panini, and vice versa: you can grill […]

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How about a new lemonade recipe for National lemonade Day, August 20th? The lemon tree first grew wild in the Assam region of India, and was ultimately brought to the Middle East. While archaeological evidence shows that people drank lemon drinks centuries earlier, the first known written reference to the lemon tree dates from a […]

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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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[1] Rustic chic granola from Banner Road Bakery (photo courtesy Banner Road Baking Co.). [2] Yummy yogurt bars—refrigerated, not frozen—from Clio Snacks. The halved bars show the consistency of the yogurt (photos courtesy Clio Snacks). [3] Sparkling Diet Cranberry from Ocean Spray: just 10 calories a can (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   We’re fortunate that […]

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