TOP PICKS OF THE YEAR: 2017

As the year ends, we revisit some of our favorite products of the year. They’re all Top Picks Of The Week, but they’re the ones that we can’t stop eating. If you’re looking for something new and special, we strongly recommend them. In alphabetical order, we present:   BETTER-FOR-YOU FOODS Better Beans Most of us…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Black-Eyed Peas For New Year’s Day

In the American South, a New Year’s Day meal of black-eyed peas and greens, such as collards, is considered good luck. The peas symbolize coins and the greens symbolize paper money. A dish that combines both is the popular beans-and-rice combination, Hoppin’ John. Other favorites are black-eyed peas and ham, the peas often combined with…
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PRODUCTS: Favorites From Recent Grocery Tastings

[1] Tasty snacks from a French company that has set down roots in the U.S. (photo courtesy Bakerly). [2] Perfectly flavored rice sides are now a cinch (photo courtesy Royal Basmati). [3] The Thin Mint cookie finds a new expression in yogurt from Yoplait.   We buy lots of products to try, and we are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tapioca Crepes

Most of us know tapioca as a pudding filled with little tapioca “pearls.” But it’s so much more than that.     WHAT IS TAPIOCA? Tapioca is a pure starch extracted from the root of the cassava (pronounced kuh-SAH-vuh, photo #1). The root is also called manioc, arrowroot and yuca. Not yucca, mind you: That’s…
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RECIPE: Chickpea (Garbanzo) Succotash

To viewers of Looney Toons cartoons, “Sufferin’ succotash!” was a phrase uttered often by Sylvester the Cat, when annoyed or surprised. Why Sylvester suffering at the thought of eating succotash? Perhaps he didn’t like lima beans? We hereby ask Warner Brothers to weigh in. Lima beans are a love-‘em-or-hate ‘em food. We have a solution…
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