BEER PAIRING: Carrot Cake & IPA!

Love hops and malt? Get to know India Pale Ale. Photo courtesy New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium Brewing, the third-largest craft brewer in the U.S., rolled out its new Ranger India Pale Ale this month. The brewer’s hoppiest offering to date, it’s named after the brewery’s sales team, known as the Beer Rangers, who lobbied…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Kitchen Table Bakers Parmesan Crisps

Forget buying cheese to go with your crackers. If you win this week’s Gourmet Giveaway, you’ll enjoy plenty of cheese in your crackers. The Gourmet Wafer Crisps from Kitchen Table Bakers are made entirely of Parmesan cheese. There are eight varieties: Whether you love garlic, jalapeños, rosemary or Italian herbs, there’s a crisp calling your…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eat The Bloomy Rind

Eat the rind! Photo of Brie courtesy Whole Foods Markets. White rinds on cheese—called bloomy rinds—are meant to be eaten. If you’ve been cutting them away, try them. Connoisseurs consider the rind part of the unique character of the cheese. The bloomy rind category of cheese refers to those cheeses with snowy white, downy rinds…
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NEWS: Sara Lee “Organics” Controversy

Boo, Sara Lee! According to corporate and governmental watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit farm policy research group, Sara Lee is trying to pull one over on consumers. The popular supermarket brand has launched a marketing campaign for its EarthGrains bread, using misleading environmental-friendly catchphrases with the hope of attracting people who want to buy…
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