DRINKS: Hella Bitters & Soda

Ever since we discovered bitters in college, we’ve regularly enjoyed bitters and soda—heavy on the bitters. Using Angostura, the only brand most people knew at the time, it added a reddish color to the club soda, with a very spicy ginger flavor. We called it “unsweetened ginger beer.” We often have bitters and soda with…
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HOLIDAY GIFT: Artisan Cheeses & Cheese Spreads For Thanksgiving

[1] Party Perfect cheese selection (all photos © Mozzarella Company). [2] The Thanksgiving Special. [3] Holiday Spreadables. [4] A close-up of the Mascarpone Torta. You can buy them individually, in four flavors.   For your favorite turophile (cheese lover), how about a selection of artisan cheeses from one of America’s great cheesemakers, Paula Lambert, founder…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Dried Figs, For National Fig Week

The first week in November is National Fig Week. We were sanguine about the opportunity to buy dried figs, for snacking and recipes. But taking an informal survey among friends and family over the last couple of weeks, we found that none of them buys dried figs. They’ll eat them when they find them on…
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FOOD FUN: New Pinkglow Pineapple From Fresh Del Monte

[1] It’s a pineapple—and it’s pink! (all photos © Fresh Del Monte). [2] Put Pinkglow on your list of Valentine’s Day gifts. [3] We sliced our pineapple and ate it sparingly over a few days, to make the experience last. We were sad when it was gone. [4] Drink pink! [5] The shipped pineapple comes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make The Best Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables is easy. You can toss pretty much any vegetable with olive oil and seasoning and roast it in the oven. The happy result: a low-calorie, nutritious and delicious side (or a vegetarian main with some protein). But sometimes the results are less than perfect. There are a few guidelines to guarantee your veggies…
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