[1] Burdick Chocolate’s Coffin Assortment for Halloween (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Enjoy them while you listen to the Monster Mash. [3] Ghostly mice.   Creak open the lid of L. A. Burdick’s Chocolate Coffin Assortment to discover a frightfully delicious array of chocolate bonbons from one of our favorite artisan chocolatiers. The 20 pieces […]

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[1] These “anytime” bars are especially fine Halloween gifts for your connosseiur friends and family. The Black N’ Burnt Barley Bar has crow imagery. Quoth the raven, “give me lots of these” (all photos © Omnom Chocolate). [2] The Burnt N’ Black Barley Bars have bits of roasted barley that add a wonderful nuance to […]

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[1] Kimchi hot dogs, topping Wagyu dogs with Korean-style kimchi coleslaw (all photos © Snake River Farms). [2] Wagyu dogs with kimchi ingredients. [3] Wagyu hot dogs are more expensive than regular beef dogs, but worth it. Treat yourself! [4] Wagyu dogs enjoy any topping, from plain mustard or ketchup to grilled onions and beyond. […]

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There are a few cheeses that can turn a cheese plate into edible art. One of these is Port Wine Derby, a smooth, creamy Derby cheese marbled with an infusion of Port wine to create an exquisite deep purple pattern. The color and sweet blackcurrant undertones come from the Port wine, which is added to […]

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[1] We’re big fans of Burdick’s Scotch-infused chocolates (photo © L.A. Burdick Chocolates). [2] Delysia Chocolatier has a nine-piece box showcasing Bourbon, Rum and Scotch (photo © Delysia) .   Two fine chocolatiers have spirits-infused chocolates for Father’s Day gifts…or for the rest of us who lust after them. Both are limited editions.     […]

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For summer bean salad, bean sides, baked beans… OTHER USES pasta e fagioli > https://www.saveur.com/pasta-e-fagioli-bean-recipe/ https://www.ranchogordo.com/blogs/recipes/white-bean-celery-and-radish-salad https://www.ranchogordo.com/blogs/recipes/scarlet-runner-salad? https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12766-abuelo-pelaezs-frijoles-negros-black-beans 20th anniversary of Rancho Gordo, america’s most dedicated purveyor of heirloom beans. Steve You know you’ve gone from casual cook to bean freak when you find you are interested in whether or not to soak beans. Like […]

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[1] A stuff-your-own sabich sandwich (photo © Leny Vavsha | Panther Media). [2] At Shayla in New Orleans, the eggplant is fried in thin, chip-like slices (photo © Shayla). [3] An Alaskan version with a fish fillet and variations on other ingredients. Here’s the recipe (photo © Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute). [4] Don’t want fried […]

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