TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Water-Tasting Party

It can walk the walk on the grocery shelf, but can it “taste the taste?” Have a mineral water tasting party to find out. Photo courtesy Antipodes. Whether you’re looking for a zero-calorie way to get through the Academy Awards or a great way to entertain adults and kids in general, water is the way.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Smoked Shrimp & Scallops From Sullivan Harbor Farm

How could it be that we have lived this many decades without the joys of smoked shrimp and scallops? Smoked fish we’ve had aplenty: black cod (sablefish), chub (carp), salmon, sturgeon, trout, whitefish. But our smoked shellfish experience has been limited to imported cans of smoked mussels and clams. We employed them in various hors…
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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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