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The birth of really good local peanut butter

This is Pic's story. "I can't remember a time I didn't like peanut butter. That is, until the middle of winter in 2007. I’d been out of peanut butter...

by Pic Picot
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Ethical shopping1

Ethical shopping: Will we pay more for free range or organic?

Andrew Laxon for The New Zealand Herald investigates the pros and cons of our willingness to pay a premium for ethical shopping. Suggesting there’s a ...

by Andrew Laxon for The New Zealand Herald
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Cheese parmigiano2

Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan?

Is Parmigiano-Reggiano the same cheese as Parmesan? Is this the Italian cheese equivalent of “appellation controllé? For many of us, we just don't kno...

by Nunzio Romano for Italianfoodlovers
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Ethical shopping: How do you know it’s “healthy” food?

The labels don’t always make sense. In fact sometimes it almost looks as though the manufacturers are trying to confuse us. Why isn’t it easier to tel...

by Andrew Laxon for The New Zealand Herald
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Clarified butter

Clarified butter is so easy and so good

A knob of butter will improve almost any dish. The Indian sub-continent calls it “ghee”. We can call it clarified butter or liquid gold; that concentr...

by Kay Chun for bon appetit
fool use

There’s no fool, like an old fool

Fool is a quintessential old English dessert that summons up bygone eras. Whether it's gooseberry or blackberry or rhurbarb. Taking its name from the ...

by Felicity Cloake for The Guardian
arancini

Dine like an Italian on the street

Since ancient times Romans have bought food cooked by street vendors. A moist delicious treat is arancini, those fabulous breaded rice balls with rice...

by Nunzio Romano for Italianfoodlovers
Italian food Dine like an Italian
Italiantable

Dine like an Italian

Italian dining is a delight, but there is much more to it than pizza and pasta. The Italians take dining tradition seriously and don’t stop at a singl...

by Nunzio Romano for Italianfoodlovers
Tomato jam

Tomato Jam

It’s not sauce and it’s not ketchup, but it is a cousin of these tomato preserves. Rather, it’s jammy and spicy with all the joy of a slightly sweet, ...

by Mark Bittman of The Minimalist