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Amabito no Moshio Sea Salt


Mineral-Rich Gourmet Sea Salt


In business since 1926, Mutual Trading Co. imports an extensive range of Japanese beverages and specialty food items into the U.S.


We sampled their artisanal sea salt, Amabito no Moshio, which is made by the Kamagari Bussan Company on the tiny island of Kami-Kamagari in Western Japan.

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Hand-carved Ibérico de Bellota ham from Cinco Jotas


Ham for the Holidays


Ham lovers will need no introduction to Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, a cured Spanish ham made from Ibérico pigs. Considered to be the finest ham in the world, Ibérico has an exquisite, nutty-sweet flavor that comes from the animals being fed a diet of wild acorns (bellota).

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Ricotta gnudi with walnut butter


by Anneli Rufus


At Sacramento’s most-talked-about restaurant, The Kitchen, executive chef John Griffiths and chef-owner Randall Selland celebrated the seasonal and the local by adding walnuts to the menu — at the exact same time as walnuts were being harvested in orchards throughout neighboring San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Yolo counties.


“There’s no better time to cook than fall,” Griffiths announced, going on to praise the region’s fruits, vegetables, meats, fish — and nuts, whose rich earthiness he said was intrinsic to autumnal cuisine.

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Diwali In Times Square

on November 05th, 2013
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Chaat made with smashed samosas


by David Farley


“This is what it’s like every day in Bombay,” an Indian man said to a wide-eyed red-headed woman in her thirties who looked perplexed and intimidated by the crush of people.


We weren’t in Mumbai, as the Indian metropolis formerly known as Bombay is now officially called. We were in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan. The Disney-fied space was taken over by Indians and Indian-Americans on September 22 to celebrate Diwali, a popular holiday in India known as the “festival of lights.” Diwali wasn’t actually celebrated in India until November 3 this year but that didn’t stop several hundred people from coming out on a Sunday afternoon to be entertained and eat good food.

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Cooking with Scott Conant

on October 26th, 2013
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by Sophie Gayot

 

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If you have experienced chef Scott Conant’s cooking at one of his five Scarpetta restaurants (New York, Toronto, Miami, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills), chances are that you would like to enjoy some of his dishes in the comfort of your own house.

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  • pinitbutton CACAOCUVEE DARK SECRET Chocolate – Review

A Chocolate a Day

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CACAOCUVEE DARK SECRET Chocolate


With health benefits ranging from reduced blood pressure to improved brain function, dark chocolate is the new kale chip. But, there’s a catch. In order to be virtuous, chocolate needs to be eaten in moderation and have a cacao content of at least 65 percent.


If you have a hard time regulating your consumption, CACAOCUVEE is here to help. Cited by Oprah as one of her “favorite things” in 2012, the company’s DARK SECRET chocolate is packaged in daily bite-size portions. The handmade, preservative-free treats are crafted from 67 percent cacao combined with all-natural ingredients.

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  • pinitbutton Beyond Bacon – Cookbook Review


Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog

By Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry

(Victory Belt Publishing, 2013)

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Paean to Pork


Many people try to divorce the food they eat from the animals that provide the sustenance. Beyond Bacon is not for them. In this self-described “love letter to pork,” pictures of lively little piggies prancing through fields are followed by whole page, full-color photos of butchers attending to lumps of fat and muscle. With diagrams of cuts, nutritional analyses of brains, hearts and bone broth and a how-to guide for rendering your own lard, not much is left to the imagination here.

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  • pinitbutton Paying for Chocolate Bars with Gold Bars?
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República del Cacao chocolate bar


Chocolate Prices on the Rise


Love chocolate? You have lots of company. Increased consumption in Asia and Latin America and an upswing in sales in Europe and the U.S. have brought global chocolate demand to an all-time high. The bad news is that manufacturers are facing an unprecedented rise in the price of cocoa butter, the almost-magical ingredient which helps give chocolate its creamy, irresistible texture.

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Farm-to-Table, Island-Style

on September 19th, 2013
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Fruit on display at the Ka’anapali Fresh celebration on the island of Maui


by Leslie Kelly


Aloha from Maui, the Magic Isle known for its super sweet “Gold” pineapple, onions, sugar cane and the best banana bread on the planet.

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Spanish Bramble cocktail at Range

 

by Anneli Rufus


Getting into the appetite-stimulating spirit, San Francisco’s Range has launched a new “Aperitif Hour.” This innovative program includes a special menu of aperitif cocktails and exclusive sherries, amaros and vermouths along with bar snacks designed to pair perfectly with aperitifs — all served daily at the sleek, popular Mission District restaurant between 5 and 6 p.m.

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