PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Summer Snacking

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been snacking away on Cheddies, Hint and Nature’s Bakery.     1. CHEDDIES CHEDDAR CRACKERS Cheddies were a serendipitous food find. We were at an enormous trade show—think the Disneyland of food, occupying an entire convention center. After tasting samples, for four hours straight, we could not try…
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RECIPE: Mediterranean Chicken With Olives

[1] Yum, yum: Mediterranean chicken with kalamata olives (both photos courtesy DeLallo). [2] A more conventional spelling is kalamata (transliterated from the Greek alphabet). Regardless of the spelling, these extra-large, pitted kalamata/calamata olives from DeLallo are great.   June 1st was National Olive Day. This year, it fell on the weekend, when we often don’t…
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FOOD FUN: The Latest Chefs’ Burger Toppings & The Aussie Burger

As we near the end of National Hamburger Month, we report on burger trends. Forget bacon cheeseburgers, or burgers with lettuce, tomato and onion. They’re old school.     RESTAURANT TRENDS FOR BURGERS According to a survey by Flavor & The Menu, here are the hot-growth burger toppings at better restaurants: Sriracha sauce +221% Jam…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seafood Mixed Grill

[1] From Allen Brothers, a seafood mixed grill assortment of sea bass fillets, giant shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops. [2] Seafood mixed grill (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [3] The original mixed grill is an assortment of meats, like this carnivore’s delight at The Chop House in Singapore.   We’re going upscale on Memorial Day.…
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