PRODUCT: Microwave Pasta Boat

Usually, when we see a product at retail that touts “As Seen On TV,” we rush past it. Personal experience—as well as reviews and segments produced by television journalists—show that a lot of infomercial-sold merchandise doesn’t measure up to claims. But we had a good experience with the Microwave Pasta Boat. Those who cook pasta…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Einkorn Pasta From Jovial Foods

Einkorn is nutty, chewy, flavorful and healthier pasta. Photo courtesy Jovial Foods. Twelve thousand years ago, man domesticated one of the first crops: wheat. This ancient wheat is very different from the wheat grown today. It is single grain, which means single kernels instead of double kernels on the spikes of the seed heads, the…
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PRODUCT: Tofu Shirataki Noodles

Ready-to-eat in two minutes. Photo courtesy House-Foods.com. Shirataki noodles like Miracle Noodle have been imported from Asia for a while: good news for people who want food that is cholesterol-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan. They’re very low in calories in their undressed form: a boon to dieters. Shirataki is made from the root of…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: “Spaghetti” Book By Carla Bardi

It’s not spaghetti, but you could try to fool your friends! Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. We love a good joke—especially around April Fool’s Day. So when we were handed “Spaghetti” by Carla Bardi, we were wondering why someone was giving us what looked to be a spaghetti package from a supermarket shelf.…
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APRIL FOOL’S DAY: It’s A Box Of Pasta (Or Maybe A Book)

Reminiscent of Cosmo Kramer’s coffee table book on Seinfeld,* Carla Bardi has published a book of spaghetti recipes that looks like a box of spaghetti. At first glance it seems to be a spaghetti package from a supermarket shelf. If you hand it to someone, they’ll think you’re giving them a box of spaghetti. But…
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