TIP OF THE DAY: Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham For Easter

Why do we eat ham at Easter? The answer is below. But eat we do! Smithfield sent THE NIBBLE its latest flavor, Smokehouse Reserve Baked Apple Spiced Spiral Sliced Ham (the flavor refers to the glaze packets that are included. Weighing in at more than five pounds, we served it last night at our monthly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Irish Lamb Stew For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] Irish lamb stew, made with pearled barley. [2] A pint of Guinness, once the world’s top-selling beer†. [3] Arthur Guinness founded the brewery in 1759. It’s the world’s oldest continuing brewery (all photos courtesy Guinness).   If you like lamb, there’s no better excuse to make lamb stew than St. Patrick’s Day. Lamb shoulder,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Ways To Flavor Meatballs, Part 2

[1] Chicken meatballs served with a vegetable patty and artistic salad, at Ikea. [2] Meatballs stuffed with foie gras at Cheu Noodle Bar (photo courtesy Tina Wong | The Wandering Eater). [3] Polpette de tonno, tuna meatballs. Here’s the recipe from Ricette Della Nonna. [4] Keftedes, Greek meatballs. Here’s the recipe from Bowl of Delicious.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Ways To Flavor Meatballs

[1] Spaghetti-stuffed meatballs. Here’s the recipe from Thrillist (photo by Drew Swantak). [2] Lamb and feta meatballs; here’s the recipe from Smitten Kitchen. [4] Vietnamese who with meatballs. Here’s the recipe from Cooking And Beer. [5] Shanghai Lion’s Head; here’s the recipe from Serious Eats. [6] Floating meatballs made from turkey, in carrot soup with…
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FOOD FUN: Giant Meatball

March 9th is National Meatball Day. Check out the giant meatball from New York restaurant and nightclub Lavo, available today. Served in a six-inch cast iron skillet, the meatball rests in a sausage ragu, topped with whipped ricotta and garnished with a basil chiffonade (ribbons). Want to make your own giant meatballs? Here are two…
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