TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff’s Famous Jerky

We’ve had Top Pick jerkys before, but they are few and far between. Even small-batch artisan brands can be too tough for us, and/or leave remnants of gristle. Not so with Jeff’s Famous Jerky. Each variety we tried was melt-in-your-mouth tender, with exquisite flavor. When you can say jerky has exquisite flavor, you know you’ve…
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PRODUCT: Ringhand’s Beer Mustard

Delicious beer mustard from Ringhand. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Occasionally, a particularly homespun product arrives at THE NIBBLE. Such was the case with a squeeze bottle labeled “Beer Mustard.” The computer-printed label had only the ingredients,* a sketch of two steins of beer and, in tiny print in one corner, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Find The Best Melting Cheese

Want more melt? Try a different cheese. Photo by Paul Johnson | IST.   If you like melted cheese on your burger, veggies and other foods, and appreciate the flavor of good cheese, go for some variations beyond bland American cheese slices. Take a look at the options below: Somewhere on the list is the…
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GIFT: The Best Trail Mix, Gourmet & Healthier

Festive peekaboo boxes tied with lovely ribbons hold our favorite “healthier” holiday treat, Comfort Crunch. You can give one, two or three bags of this truly delectable and better-for-you gourmet trail mix. Even the cellophane bags are chic. Just about everyone we’ve gifted with Comfort Crunch continues to bring up how good it was. (Hint,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: American Cheeses For Thanksgiving

A tempting selection of cheeses from Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, Vermont.   We’ve gotten a spate of emails from cheese purveyors, recommending cheeses for Thanksgiving dinner. Amazingly, not one of them has suggested an American-made cheese! American cheeses have taken top honors in competitions worldwide. Attention must be paid! So we say to those…
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