Never heard of al fresco dining? Translating to “in the open air,” an al fresco meal is like an upscale picnic outdoors with an array of delicious Italian snacks for sharing—and who doesn’t love an Italian picnic? Our Specialty Merchant Ken put together his favorite picks for eating al fresco. Read on for tips on hosting […]
What the Pros Know
We made a trip upstate to Canastota, NY with our friends at Organic Valley to check out two of their family-run farms producing milk for Organic Valley’s brand new line of grass-fed cow milk. We learned a lot, we ate a lot, and we made friends with so many cows. Read on for the scoop!
A cheese board can be a easy — and impressive — entertaining option for parties, but there are a few pitfalls on the path to glory. To smooth the path to success, we got the lowdown on party dos (and don’ts!) from our super-savvy in-house specialty foods expert, Ken Blanchette…
Leftovers are a conundrum for me. I’m not a fan, but I hate to waste food. If there were ever an opportunity to enjoy leftovers though, Thanksgiving is it. It’s a great opportunity to double-utilize some really beautiful food.
Do you sometimes feel like your home cooked seafood dishes aren’t quite as good as the ones prepared at your favorite restaurants. Ever wonder what their secrets are to that perfect char and texture? We asked a few top chefs and restaurateurs to share their top secret tips for preparing seafood at home.