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Pumpkin Pasta Perfection

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome nutrition expert and food-lover Rebecca Elbaum to On Our Plate!   It was October and I was still a bit in denial that summer was over.  As much as I love wearing sweaters and scarves and eating butternut squash soup and apple cake, I found it difficult to put away my sundresses […]

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Our Crazy-Good House EVOO Has A New Home!

Nobody’s house-blend EVOO can compare to ours. You might notice this beloved kitchen staple has a new look. We’ve switched to an opaque bottle, which will protect your superb oil from one of EVOO’s mortal enemies: light. Light oxidizes the oil, speeding up its degradation. Now your oil is safe! Our All-Purpose EVOO, our Organic EVOO, and […]

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Salad Stories: The Perfect Caesar

Food smells good. Food tastes good. Food keeps us alive. It is simultaneously a desire and a need and, even more, a tangible, expressible way of connecting with those around us. I believe that food is one of the most powerful means of linking together humankind as we share our time, culture, desires, tendencies, and […]

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Good Morning, Sunshine! 7 Cool Breakfast Ideas to Beat the Heat

I am at my air conditioned desk and I don’t wanna leave! Often, I’m antsy. Today, I’m content to stay here and bask in the cool, artificial air as long as possible. It’s just so crazy hot outside! Sweaty, sticky…relentlessly, incredibly hot. Which makes me ponder how best to feed myself in this heat. I’m […]

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Memory Lane: Perfect Challah French Toast with Pop-Pop

When my preschool was closed for some obscure Jewish holiday, my mom would leave me at the mercy of her father. Me and him, we were responsible for each other. A hug from Pop-Pop could not have possibly broken any ice between us, and he proved entirely inept at the banter adults learn to offer to […]

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Behold the Parmesan Rind! Your Secret Weapon

We know you love Parmigiano Reggiano, perhaps the grandest cheese in the world. But what do you do with that rind–and the rind of Grana Padano, and other grating cheeses? They are pretty useless as-is, but we beg you not to toss ‘em. Rinds are unami-bombs, imbuers of intoxicating savor. Most any braise, sauce, soup, […]

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The Truth About Olive Oil and Olive Oil Hysteria

I am an importer and retailer of more brands of olive oil than I can count.  I work at the Fairway Markets, a twelve-store-and-growing chain of specialty supermarkets in New York City, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut.  I have had great interest in and considerable experience with  the subject of olive oil for […]

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A Menu of Ultimate LOVE for Valentine’s Day

Flowers are grand. But food? Food is love. Valentine’s Day may be about cutesy cards and gleeful smooching…but it is also a great opportunity to slow down and show your love with some quality time in the kitchen. We believe great food and great love are closely intertwined. We’re proud of this lusty menu, created by […]

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Beautiful Ingredient Spotlight: Rainbow Chard

What a cheerful veggie. Rainbow chard has crisp-tender stalks in bright yellow, pink and red, and dark green; and just-a-bit bitter, deep-dark green leaves. It’s a versatile way to get your dark leafy green fix– sturdier than spinach, and mellower than kale–chard is a star of so many dishes. It’s awesome on its own, with […]

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Hearty, Healthy Minestrone Soup with Fall-Off-The-Bone Short Ribs

The hardest part about this vegetable soup is lugging all the ingredients home and then peeling and chopping everything. But it’s worth it, and if you make a big enough batch, you will have increasingly delicious leftovers for a while. And don’t worry too much about the amounts, increase the recipe as you like, this is a very […]

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