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January 28, 2010

How much can you handle? We at Foodista have spent the week considering what it would be like to subsist on $7 a day.  A week of $7 eating is difficult, but sadly many have to do it every day of...

December 4, 2009

Cookie Swap

Come December, it's hard not to think about cookies (especially since today is National Cookie Day).  For me, it's usually a vision of a pretty box full of ten different kinds of cookies I can send...

December 3, 2009

I buy organic eggs, French butter, Marcona almonds.  And yet, without giving it a second thought, I've always used Hershey's cocoa powder from the grocery store in any recipe requiring cocoa powder...

November 25, 2009

sparkling wine

Ah, shopping on the day before Thanksgiving.  The crowd makes it a stressful experience even if you know what you want - add having to make a wine choice while you're there and the whole...

November 24, 2009

spiced ice cream

Thanksgiving is a holiday of tradition, all the way to dessert.  Even when something adventurous is attempted for the last course, a pumpkin and pecan pie tend to accompany regardless. There is...

November 20, 2009

Cranberry sauce can be controversial.  In fact, often enough the issue cannot be resolved unless a family can agree to have two types of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner - fresh and canned....

November 19, 2009

thanksgiving meals

Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving recipes, but let's be real - the ones we care about are the those written by the famous people.  Fortunately, celebrity chefs are more than willing...

November 17, 2009

For many of us, Thanksgiving is about the day, not just the evening meal.  And though eating is a time consuming affair (in my family we have one meal mid-afternoon and a second later in the evening...

November 13, 2009

A full bar of chocolate can be quite hazardous.  Shard by shard, they tend to disappear.  And so, while perusing the specialty chocolate section, as I always do when there is one, I was drawn to the...

November 10, 2009

Judging by the color, Double Gloucester (GLOSS-ter) could be just another cheddar.  Its flavor, however is all its own.  It's rich, nutty, and smooth, and surprisingly creamy for all its firmness....

November 6, 2009

Though overshadowed by their pumpkin cousins, squash have an appeal all their own.  Their mottled orange and green skins, excessively bumpy or smooth, and many different sizes and shapes draw us to...

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