TOP PICK: Linzer “Celebration Cookie”

Some cities achieve fame through beauty (Paris), power (New York) or the ability to entertain (Las Vegas). The city of Linz, Austria is like Bialystock, Russia, home of the bialy (cousin to the bagel), Frankfurt, Germany, home of the slender sausage that achieved immortality when served on a roll,* and Pils, Czechoslovakia, which brewed a…
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TOP PICK: Sticky Toffee Pudding Co.

After the constant media coverage and the long lines at the polls this election year, you deserve a treat. We suggest everything made by The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company. Americans enjoy many blessings. One of them is that Englishwoman Tracy Claros moved to Texas and started a delightful specialty food company, making British-style puddings, which…
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PRODUCT: New Liberté Yogourt Flavors Rock

Delicious for light lunch, snacking or dessert (photo THE NIBBLE).   Vive la liberté: Liberté Yogurt has introduced two fab new flavors into its Mediteranée line of yogurts, and we think we like them even better than all of the other flavors. That’s saying a lot, since we have long been enamored of the entire…
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GOURMET NEWS: Are You In “Knead?”

Move over, Butterball, there’s a new hotline in town. For the third year, The Crisco Pie Hotline is helping bakers in “knead” of a little pie baking advice. Last year’s most commonly asked questions were: -“How do I prevent the bottom of my pumpkin pie crust from becoming soggy?”-“How long can I freeze my unbaked…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: One Girl Cookies

Chocolate mocha sandwich Cecilia and cousin Louisa, filled with lemon cream. One day, one girl decided to leave her career at the prestigious Barney’s New York fashion temple to pursue the artisan craft of baking. After two holiday seasons testing the waters by making tea cookies in her tiny West Village apartment, the girl, Dawn,…
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