TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Corn Chip Day

Fritos, America’s first corn chip (photo © Mx. Granger | Wikipedia).   January 29th is National Tortilla Chip Day. What’s the difference between a corn chip and a tortilla chip? Both are made from corn or masa,* vegetable oil, salt and water. But tortilla chips are made from cut-up wedges of actual tortillas. That’s why…
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TODAY IN FOOD: It’s National Pistachio Day

We’re the last to make light of Fundamentalist Islam, but we do have better pistachios for it. Prior to the overthrow of the Shah of Iran in 1979, there was no pistachio industry in the U.S. A series of political events ensued, beginning with the fundamentalist Islamic revolution of the Ayatollah Khomeini that ousted Shah…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Top Picks Of 2007

No sandwich will ever taste the same once you switch to Ojai Cook mayonnaises.   Our final Top Pick of the year is actually the Top Picks of 2007, five products we wrote about earlier this year that continue to bring happiness to our table. These are not fancy boxes of chocolate or special foods…
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PRODUCT WATCH: Kettle Chips 100-Calorie Packs

Keep your potato chip snacking under control with Kettle Chips’ 100-calorie packs.   Starting January 1, Kettle Bakes Lightly Salted Potato Chips will be available in 100-calorie packs, at delis and supermarkets nationwide. The bags contain 18 chips with 65% less fat than regular potato chips. As part of a movement by manufacturers to provide…
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FREEBIE: Terra Chips Serving Bowl

Terra Chips are one of our favorite snacks. The elegant root chips—crispy slices of batata, parsnip, sweet potato and taro instead of regular potato chips (the red ones are colored taro, not beet, which is too difficult to work with)—are so elegant with cocktails. The folks at Terra Chips are offering a free Lucite jumbo…
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