FOOD FUN: Drink Beer Like The Incas

Before there were grape presses, there were feet. In earlier times, wine grapes were crushed by people stomping on the grapes. You may have seen the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy takes a shot at it. Now, we take you even farther back, to the time of the ancient Incas, who lived in the…
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FOOD FUN: Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches & More Cherry Food Fun

[1] Cherry vanilla ice cream sandwiches are one way to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo courtesy Delicious.com.au). [2] Dried cherries to sprinkle on anything or serve with cheese (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [3] Frozen cherries turned into Cherries Jubilee (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Enjoy a shot of cherry liqueur, or add it to tea or atop…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lantana, The New Hummus

Over the past 15 years, hummus, a Middle Eastern dip and spread, has exploded as favorite food in the U.S. We think of hummus as comfort food. Based on its nutrition, versatility and of course, taste, it’s a winner. Most people know that hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (a paste…
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FOOD FUN: Mandarinquats

[1] Mandarinquats at Eataly | Chicago (photo courtesy Eataly). [2] Mandarinquats close up (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Cross-breeding fruits and vegetables to discover a desirable hybrid is an ongoing task among breeders everywhere. (Hybridization is the same as cross-breeding.) You may have come across apriums and plucots, both of which are crosses of apricots…
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PRODUCTS: Great Gluten-Free Breads, Crackers & Cookies

Only one of us at THE NIBBLE follows a gluten-free diet, but all of us like to taste the products that are so good, no conventional eater would notice they were GF. This week’s product selection is certified gluten free, but anyone at any table should be happy to eat them. We present them in…
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