It’s American Craft Beer Week, celebrating the more than 6,600 U.S. independent craft brewers*. If you needed an excuse to explore new beers, the second full week in May is it! When you’re shopping for craft beer, book for the Independent Craft Brewer Seal (on all photos). The seal indicates that the beer was brewed […]

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[1] A quickie pizza for breakfast uses ready-to-eat naan flatbread instead of a pizza crust. The recipe is below (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Frigo Cheese). [2] Add bacon, breakfast sausage or other topping(s) to the pizza. [3] Campari tomatoes are similar in size to plum tomatoes, but with a round rather than oval […]

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[1] Spaghetti with fig soffrito. The recipe is below (photo © California Figs). [2] Dried Black Mission figs (photos #2 and #4 © Good Eggs). [3] Dried Golden figs. [4] Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Parmesan is the generic form, of more modest quality (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [5] Garnish with a pinch of crushed red chile flakes […]

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[1] Brown Turkey figs are available fresh from California (photo © Heather Barnes | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] Chocolate-covered figs: Delicious for entertaining and gifting (photo © California Figs). [3] A classic appetizer: melon with figs and prosciutto (photo © Good Eggs). [4] America’s best-known fresh fig varieties: Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Mission (photo […]

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[1] This is comfort food at its best (all photos © World Famous House Of Mac). [2] A double favorite: Pizza Mac & Cheese has turkey pepperoni and chicken sausage. [3] Your mac and cheese comes in individual pizza-type boxes. Just stick a bow on top to give them as gifts. [4] Five-cheese truffle is […]

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The Saucy Ladies have created a line of deliciously crunchy, old-fashioned kettle chips. First, let’s take a minute to compare kettle chips—the original potato chips—to the modern, continuous-process chips.     WHAT ARE KETTLE CHIPS? As their name might suggest, what we now call “small batch” potato chips were originally cooked in a large kettle. […]

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[1] Treat yourself to soda made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [2] A selection of Hank’s Gourmet Sodas (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [3] Better sodas make better floats (photo © Shag Photo | iStock Photo). [4] Incorporate Hank’s sodas into cocktails, like Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer […]

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