Food Finds

4 Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

We recently tested 10 of the newest coffee machines on the market. These four really stood out for their quality and capabilities, so if you have a coffee fanatic on your gift list, one of these just might be the perfect present. For the In-a-Hurry Connoisseur Bonavita’s new 8 Cup Coffee Brewer with Stainless Steel Lined Thermal Carafe streamlines perfect coffee down to one […]

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Taste Test: Best Graham Crackers

We tested 6 brands, first eliminating any crackers that contain trans fats. BEST FOR SNACKING Back to Nature Golden Honey Oat Graham Crackers $4.39 (10-ounce box) The first ingredient in these dense, crunchy graham crackers is graham flour, so one serving delivers 20 grams of whole grains. The hearty texture makes them better suited for a snack than a crust, […]

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Brisket Candle. Really.

Of all the items sent to my desk for consideration this year, the 4 Rivers Smokehouse brisket-scented candle is easily my favorite. I realize that a candle wafting hickory-smoked beef scents around the room might not be for everyone. I can tell you that the smell is subtler than you might think, if that makes any difference. But I can […]

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Sliced Bread 2.0: My New Favorite Brand

When you go on a vacation, you will likely fall in love with scenery, quaint coffee shops, adorable B&Bs. You might also find a new love for red wines, dark chocolates, or flaky sea salts. It’s rare, I suspect, that vacationers fall in love with sliced bread, but fall in love I have. During a recent west coast jaunt, I […]

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Worth Another Sip: Counter Culture Coffee Redesign

This October, one of my personal favorite coffee roasters, Counter Culture Coffee went through a makeover, and we love it. From the packaging to the names of each product, the company is moving forward with a look that embodies the bold character of their brand. Sourced directly from farmers, Counter Culture Coffee is uniquely roasted to celebrate the beans and the great […]

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Global Ingredient: Dukkah

Punch up the veggies in your life with this Egyptian nut and spice blend. Traditionally, dukkah mixes sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, nuts, and a pinch of salt for a crunchy, herby seasoning hit. We’re obsessed with the hazelnut and pistachio blends from Gary & Kit’s. Sprinkling it on roasted, sautéed, or even raw vegetables makes them irresistible. Also great with crostini […]

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Food Finds: Emily G’s Berbere and Turkey Chili

I am a sucker for the comfort classics, made the way I expect and hanker for. But there’s something exciting about playing with flavors and textures to create something completely original. That’s exactly what Emily G’s did. She took Berbere, an essential Ethiopian spice blend that typically includes ginger, paprika, cinnamon, turmeric and a variety of other spices and made an iconic […]

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Local Find: Jacobsen Salt

Ben Jacobsen first tasted fine finishing salt as a student in Copenhagen. He was hooked. A decade later, the Portland, Oregon–based salt maker is striving to become America’s only producer of fleur de sel, the crème de la crème of finishing salt. While he masters that formula, you can taste Jacobsen’s artistry in a surprising range of edibles, from fine […]

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A Pumpkin Spice Spread We Can Get Behind

We’ve been so obsessed with alternative nut butters lately (can you blame us?) that good old-fashioned peanut butter has been politely pushed to the back burner. But leave it to Jif to remind us of our first love—creamy, unbelievably smooth, and now seasonally spiced peanut butter. Jif’s Limited-Edition Whipped Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pie Spice is light and fluffy with hints […]

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Get Inspired with These Spooky Halloween Treats

In honor of Oreo’s incredibly adorable new ad for their Halloween “Nomsters,” we decided to scour the Internet for some fun ways to kick up our festive food decor. We’re going beyond the dry ice in punch bowls and candy corn figurines (though we still love those too). Share links to your favorite spooky food ideas in the comments at the […]

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