Mediterranean Purses
If cooking Thanksgiving Dinner was a bit too much work, plan ahead for Christmas and New Years. Impressive first courses like these Mediterranean Purses from are just “heat and eat,” as are our Top Pick Of The Week, Kabobs frozen hors d’oeuvres.

Food tip of the day

Our Daily Truffle

One way to put some “gourmet” into every day is to spread truffle butter on your bread. D’Artagnan’s Truffle Butter is our favorite little indulgence. For the price of a cocktail, you can have a tub of precious, sweet butter, chock-full of black truffle pieces, that is as satisfying as any truffle dish, and lasts a week (or more, depending on the number of people in hour household). Spreading it on French rolls or fresh baguette is as heavenly as any truffle preparation. Toss it with fusilli or linguini, add it to a baked potato, butter your vegetables. Put a tablespoon in sauces and create masterpieces. You’ll be in truffle heaven $9.50. Click here for our review.


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  1. Newsletter Archives
  2. Chocolate Glossary
  3. Cheese Glossary
  4. The Many Flavors of Pasta
  5. How To Taste Chocolate
  6. 25 Great Hot Chocolate Tricks
  7. Chocolate-Scented Candles
  8. Brewing The Perfect Cup of Tea
  9. Gourmet News
  10. The Aroma and Flavors of Wine
  11. Conduct Your Own Chocolate & Wine Tasting
  12. The Flavors & Aromas of Chocolate
  13. Beer Glossary
  14. The Aromas & Flavors of Coffee
  15. Coffee Glossary
  16. Wine & Dessert Pairings
  17. Caviar Glossary
  18. Favorite Caviar Recipes
  19. Pairing Varietal Honeys with Foods & Beverages
  20. Tea Glossary
  21. Water Glossary
  22. Toffee & Buttercrunch
  23. Pasta Glossary
  24. Guide to Pasta Shapes
  25. The History of Tea
  26. Types of Honey
  27. Tea Facts
  28. P.B. Loco Peanut Butter
  29. Olive Oil Glossary
  30. A History of the Potato Chip

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We love the November issue. In addition to being chock-full of yummy Thanksgiving foods (both reviews and recipes), our regular Special Sweets and Picks Of The Week sections feature items that can double as holiday gifts (our entire December issue will be food gifts galore). Even our Continuing Education section is focused on foods people use more of around holiday time.

We’re pleased to announce that our Water Editor, Michael Mascha, has published the first book on the world’s leading bottled waters. It’s reviewed in this issue, and makes a nice stocking-stuffer for anyone who loves bottled waters.

In addition to this monthly online magazine, we e-mail our Top Food Pick Of The Week newsletter to opt-in subscribers. If you don’t already receive it, click here to have it delivered directly to your e-mailbox. Of the thousands of specialty foods we taste each year, these 52 weekly recommendations are our favorites for both home use and gift-giving. You won’t want to miss them!

THE NIBBLE™ does not sell the foods we review
or receive fees from manufacturers for recommending them.

Our recommendations are based purely on our opinion, after tasting thousands of products each year, that they represent the best in their respective categories.




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Diet, kosher & organic products are reviewed below. Main Nibbles products that also are diet, kosher and/or organic are re-listed in those sections, along
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  We link more articles every week, so come back often to see what’s new!

Round-Up Of Previous NIBBLES To Go With Thanksgiving Dinner
Cocoa Nuts Pralines
D’Artagnan Truffle Butter
FatCat Pumpkin Scones
John Wm Macy Cheese Sticks
Red & Green Company Chinese Teas
Thanksgiving Dinner Delights

Willapa Oysters

. Cornucopia
Harvest Song Preserves
Pizza Romana Deluxe Frozen Pizza

Drink Up
Water Of The Month: Antipodes Spring Water
Pairing Water With Turkey
The Best Organic Coffees
Wines For Thanksgiving Dinner

Special Sweets & Holiday Gifts
Boulder Ice Cream
Guest Favors: Thanksgiving Candies
John & Kira Calabacita Figs
Pralus Single Origin Chocolate Bars
Wicked Whoopie Pies

. Easy Entertaining
Marcel et Henri Pâtés
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley
Tillen Farms Pickled Vegetables

Picks Of The Week & Holiday Gifts
Savory Secret Appetizer Cheesecakes
John Kelly Fudge
Kabobs Frozen Hors D’Oeuvres
John & Kira’s Artisan Chocolate

Find almost 1000 articles and reviews in prior months’ issues and newsletter archives (top picks of the week).

Savory Secret
Wicked Whoopie Pie
John Kelly Fudge

Product Reviews

Diet Nibbles

Cabot Cheese
The King’s Cupboard No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate Mixes
. Tillen Farms Pickled Vegetables
VitaMuffin Muffin & Brownie Mixes

Product Reviews
& Articles

Kosher Nibbles

bullet John Kelly Fudge
bullet Kosher Standards & Certifyers
bullet The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley
bullet VitaMuffin Muffin & Brownie Mixes


Product Reviews


Organic, Natural &
Wellness Foods

bullet The Best Organic Coffees
bullet VitaMuffin Muffin & Brownie Mixes

Features/Reference Articles


Continuing Education
Butter Tips
Culinary Oils Glossary
Glossary Of Sugars, Syrups &

History Of The Turkey
Organic, Heritage & Wild Turkeys

Say Cheese
Parmigiano-Reggiano: The King
Of Cheeses

Cooking & Entertaining
Ginger Martini
Fine Waters: A Connoisseur’s Guide To The Most Distinctive Bottled Waters
Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding
Brown Sugar & Macadamia Nut Cookies
Grand Cookie Crumble: A Drinkable Dessert
Mango Cheesecake With Passion Fruit-Mango Sauce
Pumpkin & Cheddar Mini-Souffles
Pumpkin Mousse
Food-Scented Cleaning Products, Updated

bullet Organic Matter
Flowers And Flight: Organic Honey

Food Fun
November Food Holidays


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