PRODUCTS: 5 New Specialty Food Favorites

Every week new products arrive at THE NIBBLE. Most are good if not noteworthy. Some are so good that they become part of our personal shopping list. In alphabetical order, here are five favorites of the last few weeks: 1. CAVA GRILL MEDITERRAEAN DIPS & SPREADS Cava Grill, a casual Mediterranean restaurant chain with locations…
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RECIPE: Ravioli Lasagna For National Ravioli Day

[1] Beef and sausage ravioli lasagna. [2] Pumpkin ravioli lasagna (both photos courtesy Taste Of Home). [3] An even ravioli top (photo courtesy Oxmoor House). [4] Adding the layer of frozen ravioli (photo courtesy Design Mom).   March 20th is National Ravioli Day. We like ravioli in any form, but have been especially delighted with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Artichokes, Steamed Whole

March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day, but today, the first day of spring, we take on the whole fresh vegetable, a spring arrival. The artichoke is actually a large flower bud. If left in the field, the fuzzy choke in the center becomes the blossom (photo #3), which is supported by the thick, spiny…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plate Decorating With Sauce

[1] These “flowers” are simply polka dots pulled together with a toothpick (see the video below; photo courtesy Gardenia | NYC). [2] Any food that isn’t made in a sauce can be decorated (photo courtesy Shalit Foods). [3] Keep your favorite sauces in the fridge, ready to squeeze (photo courtesy Pure Joy Concepts). [4] You…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Fondue With Baby Potatoes

You may have used potatoes in an assortment of fondue dippers, but they can be served on their own with a pot of warm, dripping cheese. Try potato fondue as a first course at dinner (photo #1), or a light main course with an added protein dipper (ham, sausage or turkey chunks) and a salad.…
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