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] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used […]

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Why is it that any time you hear the words “calorie counting” or “food journaling”, people start running for the hills? If creating menus, counting calories and keeping a food journal are research-proven, effective tools for nutrition awareness, education, motivation and accountability (they are), then why is there so much resistance to it? One reason […]

Diets To Lose Weight

[1] In cold, fluey weather, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of bone broth. Here’s the recipe from Pairings & Platings. [2] How about a cup of beef bone broth? Here’s the recipe from Emily Goes Keto. NIBBLE tip: Add a splash of sherry. [3] Start with the basics (photo courtesy Pairings And Platings). […]

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[1] Tasty snacks from a French company that has set down roots in the U.S. (photo courtesy Bakerly). [2] Perfectly flavored rice sides are now a cinch (photo courtesy Royal Basmati). [3] The Thin Mint cookie finds a new expression in yogurt from Yoplait.   We buy lots of products to try, and we are […]

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THE NIBBLE has been publishing for more than 13 years. Over those years, food companies have come to know us, and offer to send us samples of their products. Other companies don’t even ask: Every week, boxes of food arrive “over the transom*,” as the expression goes. We also attend dozens of trade shows looking […]

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