Posts by Ari:

Camp Bacon, Camp Bacon, Education, Food Artisans

An interview with Jeff Roberts: Writer, researcher and “professor” of fine fermented foods

Jeff Roberts and I have run into each other at about a hundred conferences over the years! We’ve shared thoughts, heard each other present, eaten a meal or two together. Over the last thirty-five years, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve travelled moderately parallel paths through the culinary world! Each, of course, in […]

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Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Deli, Food Artisans, Mail Order, Recipes, Roadhouse

Martelli Maccheroni

Totally marvelous macaroni from Tuscany I taste a lot of new foods—I’m always sampling new stuff, experimenting at home, and eating in restaurants every time I go out of town. But, what really gets my attention is when something I’ve been eating, say, for decades, still blows my mind because it’s just so freaking good! […]

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Ari's Top 5, Education, Food Artisans, Miss Kim

Tteokbokki at Miss Kim

The spicy dish that takes the cake The most popular street food in Korea and the most popular dish at Miss Kim. If you like spice and you like rice cakes, this is the dish for you. It’s also a staff favorite. Many of us are essentially addicted. Tender rice batons cooked in a slightly spicy […]

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Ari's Top 5, Deli, Food, Mail Order

Onsa’s Olive Oil

Outstanding offering from the southern Mediterranean Khalil Gibran says, “Work is love made visible”. The products of the Mahjoub family are their love—for Tunisia, for its culture, for its cooking, for humankind—made visible and eminently edible. They’re DELICIOUS! Tunisia is a place few Americans have visited, and it’s a cuisine only a handful have had […]

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Ari's Top 5, Deli, Education, Food Artisans, Good Food

Amazing Georgia Almond Butter at the Deli

Best toast topping around? I’m pretty sure this is the best almond butter I’ve ever tried. And it’s definitely the only one that’s ever won my heart. If you’re inclined towards almonds, I think you’ll find that you’re equally high on it. And if you like great peanut butter—like the delicious Koeze brand we bring […]

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Ari's Top 5, Education, Events, Miss Kim

A regional Korean dinner at Miss Kim on April 29th: A tale of the cooking of two capitals

Next in our series of special regional Korean dinners! Like Tuscany, Piemonte, and Puglia in Italy, each region of Korea has its own distinctive styles and dishes. This month’s special meal will feature the central section of the country, Gyeonggi Province. It’s home to not just one, but two ancient capital cities—Seoul, the modern capital […]

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