TIP OF THE DAY: Kurobuta Ham

In the recent past, we were looking for the “best” ham for our Easter dinner. As part of research for THE NIBBLE, we tasted six different hams and came up with the winner: Kurobuta ham from Snake River Farms. If you’ve been pondering a ham for Easter dinner (or any other time of the year),…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Corned Beef Recipes

March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day. Corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick’s Day standard. But wait: The dish isn’t from Ireland, but from New York City’s Lower East Side.     WHAT IS CORNED BEEF? Although the exact beginnings of corned beef are lost to history, it…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Beef Stew With Guinness & Puff Pastry

An everyday beef stew can be turned into a special-occasion dish, merely with the addition of some puff pastry and wine or beer. This recipe, Beef & Guinness with Puff Pastry, was created for his St. Patrick’s Day menu by Justin O’Connor, Executive Chef at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Patrick’s Day. The recipe serves…
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FOOD FUN: $100 Meatball For National Meatball Day

March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball…
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PRODUCTS: Valentine Gifts That Aren’t Chocolate

Not everyone wants chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Here are three better-for-you options for that someone special.     1. LAUDEMIO FRESCOBALDI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL There are enough excellent EVOOs out there to make decision-making difficult. So here’s an easy choice: Marchesi de Frescobaldi Laudemio Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (photo #1). Silky and elegant,…
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