Hackleback Caviar
Usher in the New Year with delicious caviar, delivered overnight from Zabars.com. Choose from farm-raised German osetra to Mississippi River hackleback to American farm-raised white sturgeon. Or, if Santa was good to you, get all three and celebrate the New Year with a caviar tasting.

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A Bubbly Book

Today is National Champagne Day. Most people bring a bottle of Champagne as a gift on New Year’s Eve. Add a book about Champagne, and your gift will be remembered long after the bubbles are gone. Happy New Year from all of us at THE NIBBLE!

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  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
  31. Savannah Bee Company Honeys
  32. Designer Ice Cubes
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The magazine about specialty foods And
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DECember 2006
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If you’re like us, you’ve just begun to shop for the holidays. We’re here to help, with our lists of the best holiday gifts in the Table of Contents, below. Everything in this issue is giftable, including our favorite hot chocolates—we tasted 65 to find the best. You can give them as gifts or plan a New Year’s Day or Valentine hot chocolate tasting party. (Don’t worry about the calories—January is our “healthy foods issue.”)

Even this month’s “Continuing Education” articles are on topics that make great gifts—like truffles, macaroons and pralines. And our recipes will delight your holiday guests.

In addition to this monthly online magazine, we e-mail our Top Food Pick Of The Week newsletter to opt-in subscribers. If you don’t already receive it, click here to have it delivered directly to your e-mailbox (or you can sign up above for the RSS feed). 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!

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At THE NIBBLE

THE NIBBLE™ does not sell the foods we review
or receive fees from manufacturers for recommending them.

Our recommendations are based purely on our opinion, after tasting thousands of products each year, that they represent the best in their respective categories.

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Diet, kosher &  organic products are reviewed below. Main Nibbles products that also are diet, kosher and/or organic are re-listed in those sections.

Elegant Cheesecakes
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A Round-Up Of THE NIBBLE’s
Entertaining Favorites

Anton Kozlik’s Canadian Mustards
David Burke’s Gourmet Pops
Elegant Cheesecakes
Erica’s Coconut Macaroons
Ham I Am
Tsar Nicoulai Infused Whitefish Roes
William Poll Potato Thins

Cornucopia: Holiday Gifts
Best Chocolate Gifts
Best General Food Gifts
Best Luxury Gifts
Best Gifts For Kitchen & Table
Best Stocking Stuffers
See More Gifts Below Under Diet, Kosher & NutriNibbles, Check Out Our Holiday Gift Recommendations From Last Year (We Still Love All Of Them), and our Top Picks Of The Week make great gifts!

Drink Up
Some Like It Hot~Part 1:
An Overview of Cocoa & Hot
Chocolate Mixes

Some Like It Hot~Part 2:
65 Cocoa & Hot Chocolate Reviews

Water Of The Month: Icelandic Glacial

Special Sweets
Cary’s Of Oregon Trail Toffee
Max Brenner, Chocolate By The
Bald Man

Najla’s Gone Chunky Cookies


Easy Entertaining
Bundt Gourmet Cake Mixes
Carolyn’s Gourmet Savory

Picks Of The Week
Livio Pesle Artisan Condiments
& Sauces

Bundt Gourmet Cake Mixes
Pasta Shoppe Decorative Pastas

Find almost 1000 articles and reviews in prior months’ issues and newsletter archives (“Top Picks Of The Week”).

Chocolate Tea
Suzanne's Sweets
Spiced Hot Chocolate
Pasta Shoppe
Marcolini Truffles

Product Reviews
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Diet Nibbles

Cabot Cheese
. Diet Egg Nog
. No-Calorie & Sugar-Free Holiday
Valor Cao Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

Product Reviews
& Articles

Kosher Nibbles

bullet Best Chanukah Gifts
bullet Max Brenner, Chocolate By The
Bald Man
bullet Najla’s Gone Chunky Cookies
bullet Pasta Shoppe Decorative Pastas
bullet Yummy Earth Lollipops & Drops


Product Reviews

(Organic, Natural &
Wellness Foods)

bullet Organic & Healthy Holiday Gifts
bullet Yummy Earth Lollipops & Drops



Continuing Education: The History of Holiday Products
History of the Macaroon
Truffles: Overview & Glossary

Say Cheese
Cabot Creamery Championship

Whey To Go: Cheese & The Holidays

Cooking & Entertaining
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: Cranberry Martini
The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook & Guide
The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate
The Murray’s Cheese Handbook
Burnt Caramel Cheesecake Brûlée
Christmas Tree Cheese Board
Extra-Bitter Chocolate Swirl Ice

Goat Cheese & Beet Stacks
Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée
Rocky Road Brownies
Spiced European-Style Hot


Organic Matter
Organic Products & Wal-Mart


Food Fun
December Food Holidays


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