Our Olive Oils Are the Best in the World: NYIOOC Award Winning Oils To Get your Hands On Now!

Last week was an incredible week for olive oil. The Fairway-sponsored New York International Olive Oil Competition returned for its second year, bigger and better than ever, at the International Culinary Center in Soho. There were three great days packed with olive oil celebration and elation as olive oil producers, lovers, and experts from all over the world gathered to taste, talk, and delve into the world of olive oil.

There were olive oil tastings, lectures, and conversations galore. Fairway Market’s Steve Jenkins was there, of course, speaking about buying olive oil and curating a world-famous, inexhaustibly wonderful olive oil department. Our Director of Trade and Product development Lori Levy captivated the audience with her wise insights on navigating the labyrinth-like process of importing olive oil. And while we were chatting and learning, 15 expert judges were busy blind tasting and rating a collection of 651 oils from 25 countries among 24 categories.

It’s truly a testament to Fairway’s unparalleled olive oil program that we carry so many of these award-winning oils. They are truly incredible: and great olive oil will not only make everything you eat taste better, it will make your LIFE better. Take home these oils, or get ‘em online. You won’t regret it.  Continue reading

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We’re Farro Fanatics! 3 Farro Recipes We Love

Farro is grown in Italy in the beautiful regions of Tuscany and Abruzzo.  It was once eaten in Ancient Rome and known as a poor man’s food, but farro’s versatility makes it fit for a king.   Nutty, chewy, and grainy, farro’s tough husk packs in its vital nutrients and doesn’t get mushy like many other grains.  Farro is high in protein and fiber and perfect for any seasonal dish.

Check out our brand new, super high quality Italian farro, and our entire collection of 13 whole grains and rices. What an easy, tasty, and healthy way to add delicious  dimension to dinner. All of these super-healthy, super-tasty treats are available to buy online! Sweet.   Continue reading

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From Our Wine Sage: In Praise of Wines in Boxes, Cans, and Beyond!

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome our wildly knowledgeable Fairway Wines & Spirits experts to our blog. Andrew, take it away! 

 

I’m ready to declare victory in the battle for acceptance of screw caps as a viable — if not, in many cases, better — alternative to natural cork. Synthetic cork is an abomination and should be abolished, but that’s another rant for another day.

So now what? Should we be content that we’ve come this far? Never!  Continue reading

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Don’t be Intimidated! Cooking Delicious Artichokes is SO Easy: 3 Great Recipes

In Europe in the mid 1500’s, consumption of the artichoke was considered scandalous because it was reputed to be an aphrodisiac. Wild.

These days, you won’t scandalize anyone by chowing down on these luscious springtime veggies. Though you may woo the lucky artichoke eater with their supreme yumminess. Artichokes entice with a subtle, earthy, and awesome flavor that shines when generously dressed with great salt (fleur de sel!), serious Fairway olive oil, and/or vinegar.

Spiny, tough, and thistly ‘chokes can intimidate even a confident cook. But treat an artichoke right–it’s way simpler than you imagine!–and you will be rewarded with a succulent delicacy. Artichokes are chock full of essential nutrients like fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Choosing globes that are dark green, heavy, and have tight leaves will yield the best results for your meal. Now get cooking!  Continue reading

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These Gluten-Free, Internationally-Inspired, Totally Tasty Meals Make Us Happy

If we were to tell you there was a new line of super-flavorful meals made with 100% natural ingredients (absolutely zero artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives)…where would you look for it? In the FROZEN SECTION? Absolutely.

The company is called Seven Spoons. They team up with accomplished chefs to create restaurant-style dishes with bold, authentic flavors that are ready in 15 minutes flat. That’s way less time than it takes to order in delivery and wait for it to arrive. The meals are beloved dishes from Thai, Peruvian, and Indian cuisine–think Quinoa Vegetable Biryani and Thai Green Curry. Continue reading

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We’re Crazy for New Fairway Quinoa! + 4 Easy Quinoa Recipes to Cook Up Tonight

Quinoa looks like a grain, smells like a grain, and tastes like a grain…but quinoa is actually a vegetable.  A member of the beetroot and spinach family, quinoa is known as a superfood for its high fiber and protein content.  Quinoa is also a vegan’s dream as it is a complete protein and packed with vitamins and minerals.  Quinoa is extremely versatile and can used eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert.

Spice up your quinoa dishes with colorful red, black, and golden tricolor quinoa.  Complete with the same fiber and protein as regular quinoa, the tricolor variety looks beautiful on any plate.  And the news just keeps getting better –red and black quinoa contain even more nutrients!

Check out our brand new, super high quality white quinoa and tricolor quinoa, and our entire collection of 13 whole grains and rices. What an easy, tasty, and healthy way to add delicious  dimension to dinner. All of these super-healthy, super-tasty treats are available to buy online! Sweet.  Continue reading

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20 Ways to Make Delicious Use of our New Fairway Tapenades

Tapenade is a beloved Provençal classic (the word tapenade comes from the Provençal word “tapeno,” meaning “caper”). We are proud to introduce our new line of equally awesome Italian-made tapenades with highest quality Italian ingredients.  They’re imported direct—straight from Modena to Fairway.

Choose from three wonderful varieties:  Continue reading

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We All Scream for Ice Cream: 5 Incredible Ice Creams that Belong in your Freezer NOW

We love all food with a fiery passion, but there is something extra happy-making about ice cream (and gelato, sorbet, fro-yo, milkshakes, sundaes…). Ice cream is good for the soul. We happen to carry an awesome, delicious cornucopia of ice cream. If you’re going to indulge, don’t just settle for any ol’ pint. Here are some sweet, sweet options to make any day a whole lot better.  Continue reading

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Get Ready for Spring with Aromatic Springy Spices

Spring has not quite sprung, but why not start eating like it’s springtime?  What does that mean?  Time to move your cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to the back of the spice cabinet (though we do love those), and let the bright flavors of spring fill your kitchen.  Ginger, mint, and parsley will be sure to bring you out of your winter slumber and awaken the senses.

Flavoring your spring dishes won’t only benefit your belly, they are amazing for the body as well.  Spring spices pack an added nutritional punch, revving up your metabolism, lowering blood cholesterol, and helping your skin glow.  Try these spices today and pretty soon the birds will be chirping and bees will be buzzing. Continue reading

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Make This for Dinner: Steven’s Wife Michelle’s Lentil Soup

This lentil soup is more like a stew than a soup, really. Steven likes to give his bowl of it a slash of an early-harvest monocultivar extra-virgin olive oil of which Fairway imports DOZENS. Here’s the recipe. It’s wildly simple.  Continue reading

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