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Love Those Melons: A Melon Primer with Peter Romano

It’s not officially summer until we’ve taken a big bite from a slice of candy-sweet melon, right from the rind. Summer is melon season. And melon season has arrived with full force. A stroll down our rainbow produce department will tell you that much. We’re thrilled to carry your favorite melons, plus some new and funky varieties […]

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Dr. Gino Celletti’s 36 Truths About Olive Oil (Forward by Fairway’s Steve Jenkins)

We talk about wine and we talk about food, and about both we go into great detail. But not with olive oil.  It would seem we want to remain ignorant about olive oil. Here at Fairway, we are learning more about olive oil every week, and after 40 years of thinking about food, we finally […]

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We’ve Come a Long, Long Way! A Snapshot of Fairway, Circa 1970…

Back in the ‘70s Fairway was an unassuming Upper West downtown-Side of Broadway, one-storefront shop that offered fruits and vegetables and penny candy out of self-service bins built into a wall.  We had bad lighting, milk crates with Astroturf covers, sawdust on the wooden floor and a crow’s nest  where Harvey and Sally handled the […]

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You’ve Got to Try Graeter’s Ice Cream As Soon As You Possibly Can

Graeter’s puts everyday ice cream to shame. In case you mistrust my hyperbole: we’re jaded about these things. Our awesome Frozen buyer Guy is inundated with a constant flood of new and wonderful ice cream. (Poor Guy!) He tries the local, the handmade, the exquisite, flavors from classic to wildly funky. It takes something extraordinary to […]

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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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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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Straight from the Source: Our Coffee Guru Benny Lanfranco Visits Hacienda San Pedro in Puetro Rico

When you come into Fairway Market, you see rows and rows of wonderful barrels filled to the brim with all shades of shiny, smooth, brown beans. Here’s a look into how they get there. Hint: it’s a labor of love! It starts with the beans…which start with the farmers, their families, and just-right soil, weather, and […]

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Coffee Geography: Where Does Coffee Come From?

According to Google, more than 50% of Americans (or about 150 million people) drink coffee every day. That amounts to a daily consumption of more than 330 million cups! This makes the United States the most coffee dependent country on Earth. Coffee has obviously proved its popularity time and time again in this country, but how […]

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Mère Poulard: Legendary Cookies from Brittany. Rich in History + Beautiful Sweet Treats for Your Holiday Hosts

We fell truly, madly, deeply in love with these gorgeous, colorful tins filled with perfect, buttery, salty, crisp French confections earlier this year.  In addition to being exquisite, these cookies, galettes and sables, have a wonderful heritage steeped in the rich history of the magnificent land from which they hail. They are eternally linked to […]

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