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Send Mom two bouquets for Mother’s Day: regular posies and this cookie bouquet from Eleni NYC.

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Cinco De Mayo Helados


May 5th or Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that began in Mexico (it celebrates a military victory in 1862 over French forces), but now is celebrated by more people in the U.S. Many Americans like to join the festivities with lively Mexican music and food. For the latter, we recommend our Top Pick of the Week, Palapa Azul Mexican ice creams (helados), sorbets and frozen fruit bars. As an alternative, try Häagen-Dazs’s yummy Mayan Chocolate ice Cream. You can also find authentic Mexican ice cream flavors at Latin American groceries.


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1. Newsletter Archives
2. Chocolate Glossary
3. Cheese Glossary
4. The Many Flavors of Pasta
5. How To Taste Chocolate
6. 25 Great Hot Chocolate Tricks
7. Chocolate-Scented Candles
8. Brewing The Perfect Cup of Tea
9. Gourmet News
10. The Aroma and Flavors of Wine
11. Conduct Your Own Chocolate & Wine Tasting
12. The Flavors & Aromas of Chocolate
13. Beer Glossary
14. The Aromas & Flavors of Coffee
15. Coffee Glossary
16. Wine & Dessert Pairings
17. Caviar Glossary
18. Favorite Caviar Recipes
19. Pairing Varietal Honeys with Foods & Beverages
20. Tea Glossary
21. Water Glossary
22. Toffee & Buttercrunch
23. Pasta Glossary
24. Guide to Pasta Shapes
25. The History of Tea
26. Types of Honey
27. Tea Facts
28. P.B. Loco Peanut Butter
29. Olive Oil Glossary
30. A History of the Potato Chip


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THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY...celebrations for Mom, planning for Dad, and all of the spring bounty. If you live in a temperate zone, you now get to dine alfresco!

If you missed last month’s issue, you can check on Mother’s Day gifts in our Gift-Finder section and read the entire April issue here. Dads will enjoy the best salt caramels and our other Father’s Day gift selections. This month also debuts our first raw food review.

In addition to this monthly online magazine, we e-mail our top food pick of the week to opt-in subscribers. If you don’t already receive our Top Pick of the Week newsletter, click here to have it delivered directly to your e-mailbox. Of the thousands of specialty foods we taste each year, these 52 weekly recommendations are our favorites for both home use and gift-giving. You won’t want to miss them!

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Fab Fruit
BellaViva Orchards Dried Fruit
Elsa’s Story Preserves

Cinco de Mayo Favorites:
A Round-Up Of Previous
New Nibbles
Frontera Foods’ Salsas & Chips
Gil’s Gourmet Habañero Oil

Maria’s Cherry Apple Salsa

Palapa Azul Mexican Ice Creams
& Sorbets

Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortillas
Vosges Red Fire Bar

Waters of the Month
Purifique Aromatherapy Drink
Solé (For Sun Goddess) Mineral

Special Sweets
Blisscotti Ice Cream Sandwiches
The Best Salt Caramels

Picks Of The Week
Jin Patisserie Chocolates
Levain Bakery Cookies
Mozzarella Fresca Italian Cheeses
Palapa Azul Mexican Ice Creams
& Sorbets

Willapa Oysters

Find almost 1000 articles and reviews in prior months’ issues and newsletter archives (top picks of the week).

Jin Chocolates

Product Reviews

Diet Nibbles

Cabot Cheese

Steaz Green Tea Sodas

Diet Bread Tricks

Product Reviews
& Articles

Kosher Nibbles

bullet BellaViva Orchards Dried Fruit

Elsa’s Story Preserves

bullet Lifestyle: Our Cookie Heritage
bullet Mozzarella Fresca Italian Cheeses
bullet Palapa Azul Mexican Ice Creams
& Sorbets
bullet Steaz Green Tea Sodas

Product Reviews


Athena’s Silverland Raw Dessert Bars
bullet Sensible Foods Organic Crunch-Dried Fruit & Vegetable Snacks
bullet Steaz Green Tea Sodas

Features/Reference Articles From The Product Reviews Section


Continuing Education
Chocolate: From Pod to Palate: How Chocolate Is Made
The Meatrix: An Online Film
About Sustainable Farming

The Origin of Biscotti

  BOOK OF THE MONTH: The True History Of Chocolate

Say Cheese
Whey To Go: Mozzarella
Pairing Cheese With Beer & Wine
Have A Cheese-Tasting Party

Recipe Of The Month: Corn Ice Cream & Melon Soup
Sparkling Spring Cocktails
Great Cheesecake Recipes
bullet Organic Matter
Where’s The [Organic] Beef?


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Best Father’s Day Gifts
Best Mother’s Day Gifts
(from our April issue)

Food Fun

Smiling Cup
May Food Holidays
. The Meatrix
. The Tamale Museum

Appliance Review

Appliances & Tabletop


Rick Tramonto’s Caviar Staircase:
The Most Luxurious Serving Piece For Caviar Lovers

Appliance Review

Good Scents
Food-Related Accessories
& Apparel

bullet Cake Beauty:
Calorie-Free Desserts For The Body
bullet Solle Wine Tote

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