TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lantana, The New Hummus

Over the past 15 years, hummus, a Middle Eastern dip and spread, has exploded as favorite food in the U.S. We think of hummus as comfort food. Based on its nutrition, versatility and of course, taste, it’s a winner. Most people know that hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (a paste…
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FOOD FUN: Mandarinquats

[1] Mandarinquats at Eataly | Chicago (photo courtesy Eataly). [2] Mandarinquats close up (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Cross-breeding fruits and vegetables to discover a desirable hybrid is an ongoing task among breeders everywhere. (Hybridization is the same as cross-breeding.) You may have come across apriums and plucots, both of which are crosses of apricots…
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PRODUCTS: Great Gluten-Free Breads, Crackers & Cookies

Only one of us at THE NIBBLE follows a gluten-free diet, but all of us like to taste the products that are so good, no conventional eater would notice they were GF. This week’s product selection is certified gluten free, but anyone at any table should be happy to eat them. We present them in…
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