TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Nonna Iole’s Soffritto

Soffritto is a mixture of minced vegetables and aromatic herbs cooked in extra virgin olive oil. The name means “fry slowly,” although you might think of it as “yummy flavor.” This healthful cooking ingredient enhances the flavor of many everyday dishes, and is waiting to be your new best friend in the kitchen. The basic… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Nonna Iole’s Soffritto”

COOKING VIDEO: How To Mince An Onion

  Many recipes call for minced vegetables and herbs. Unless you’re a committed chopper, it can be annoying to cut things so small. Yet, there’s an easy way to create those tiny pieces—the way professional chefs do. Here, chef Jim Davis shows us the correct way to mincing onions. It’s well worth your time to… Continue reading “COOKING VIDEO: How To Mince An Onion”

TIP OF THE DAY: Tobiko Caviar Garnish

How many ways can you think of to use this crunchy, colorful garnish? Photo courtesy Bemka.com.   If you’re a sushi fan, you’ve seen tobiko (also spelled tobikko). They’re the tiny, crunchy, nutty beads of flying fish roe. They’re served in a gunkan-maki (battleship roll), on uramaki (reverse rolls) and as a sashimi garnish. Originally… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Tobiko Caviar Garnish”

PRODUCT: New York Style Mini Bagel Chips

New York Style is known for its bagel chips, available in seven flavors. The company has recently launched mini bagel chips, in BBQ, Cheddar, Garlic and Sea Salt. For us, the standout is Garlic: a buttery, garlicky chip that’s delicious: Plain, with a beer With a dip Atop or aside soup or salad Crafted into… Continue reading “PRODUCT: New York Style Mini Bagel Chips”