TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Edward Marc Chocolate Pretzels

[1] Covered in top-quality chocolate, a couple of these mini pretzels are a guilt-free treat. [2] You can set them out for guests, but we kept the bag to ourselves (both photos courtesy Edward Marc Chocolatier).   You can find chocolate-covered pretzels in stores nationwide. So why are these from Edward Marc Chocolatier so special?…
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FOOD FUN: Easter Macarons

[1] Easter macarons: Edible art from Stay Sweet NYC.   A number of pastry artists are creating colorful macarons for Easter, but we haven’t seen anything as lovely as these from Lindsay of Stay Sweet NYC. Her pastel cookies are decorated with abstract flowers. Lovely. But we’ve never seen dual-color ganache before! Who needs chocolate…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Truly Grass-Fed Cheddar

We have our favorite cheddar cheeses: artisan wonders like Beehive Cheddar from Utah, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont, and Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar from California. Our favorite “supermarket cheddar”—the 7- or 8-ounce prepacked bars found in supermarket refrigerator cases—is Cabot Cheddar, available in some 30 varieties including flavors we love, like Hot Jalapeño, Habanero, Horseradish and…
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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 FOOD: Green Cheese

[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create…
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