TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: SodaStream Sparkling Water & Soda Maker For Earth Month & More

[1] A carbon dioxide cartridge in the back of the appliance carbonates creates a bottle of sparkling water. There are colors for every decor. [2] A four-pack of the most popular flavors. First you carbonate the bottle of water (photo above; then you add your flavor. [3] Fizzy cocktails, anyone? Make a sparkling Bellini, G&T,…
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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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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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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Edible Utensils

There have been edible utensils before, and edible dishes too (think of the tortilla salad bowl or the rice noodle cups in Thai restaurants). But the category may be on the verge of a breakthrough: The Best In Show Winner at this year’s International Restaurant Show was Planeteer, for their edible utensils in different flavors.…
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