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Happy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month! Steve’s Grilled Cheese Sammy Picks

There is nothing so simple, so magical, so soul-satisfying as a great grilled cheese sandwich. I like mine with sweet, sweet tomato and crusty bread grilled to golden toastiness in plenty of butter. Don’t melt the cheese too long..it needn’t turn to rubber. It’s good kid food, but also good grown up food, especially with some […]

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Magic Mushrooms: Steve Talks Fresh ‘Shrooms

Our mushrooms are “wild-cultivated” mushrooms.  They are not harvested in the wild.  They are grown in a sterile environment under completely sterile and hygienic conditions.  Your Fairway pioneered the development of wild-cultivated mushrooms long before any other food retailer knew such a thing existed.  We were the first food store in the country to offer […]

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Hitting Bottom: “Breaking Bad” with an Almost Empty Jar of Fairway’s NEW Hazelnut Spread

Editor’s Note: Just in! Thanks to our own Lori Levy, this jar of goodness has arrived on the shelves of your Fairway. Our hazelnut spread is even more hazelnutty–and better–than Nutella! It is made in Piedmont, Italy, with high quality cocoa, rich hazelnuts, sweet skim milk, and love.  Like the many of you we love […]

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Eat This Now: Steve’s Springtime Asparagus Pasta

Working at Fairway Market all these years has made me relish the changing of the seasons.  Right now as we move toward Springtime, I’m beginning to see beautiful asparagus in my stores. So my wife and I will be doing this at least once a week for awhile:  We cut asparagus into 2-inch lengths, an […]

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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 Birders’ Dismay or Why There Ain’t No Birds in Europe No More

Several of your  Fairway people have been serious birders for most of their lives.  We have long been aware that Europe, except as a fly-over for migratory birds, has become less and less a home for birds — songbirds, water birds, birds of prey – all manner of birds.  The skies, the trees, the shorelines […]

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National Cheese Lovers Day & Steve’s Cheese Plate Picks

More cheese, please? Fairway Market has you very, very covered. Every day is a cheese celebration at Fairway, where we proudly exalt cheese as one of the world’s most magnificent foodstuffs, and offer you a breathtaking array of the finest (approximately) 600 cheeses from a dozen countries and counting. But National Cheese Lovers Day, which is Sunday, January […]

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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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Steve’s Top 5 Favorite Cheeses of All Time

We sell somewhere around 600 cheeses at Fairway Market, many of which we were the first to discover and bring to you, many of which are giantly, absurdly delicious. “Which is your favorite?” Customers asked me nearly every day when I worked behind Fairway’s cheese counter. “That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child.” […]

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Welcome Argentinian Mendoza!! Our Wonderful Newest Addition to Our Barrel EVOO Lineup

It’s spicy. It says so on the bottle. And that was Steve’s first comment when he leaned his head back and took a big ol’ swig, as Steve is wont to do.  PS: It’s Steve who writes the eloquent descriptions on our 13…now 14…Fairway-labeled olive oils. It’s also Steve who traverses the world, finds the […]

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