Ari's Picks

Miss Kim Korean Black Tea from Jeju Island

Super smooth, wonderfully delicious tea The Miss Kim black tea comes from Jeju Island off the south coast of the Korean mainland. Although most Americans won’t likely know it, the island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea. Having read about it a bunch of late, I’m ready to go; it’s got […]

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Super Nice Nut Spreads from Sicily at the Candy Store

Almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios transformed into easy-to-enjoy sweet spreads If you’re looking for a lovely little touch of something sweet to brighten a dark winter day, drop by the Candy Store (inside the Coffee Company, down the block from the Bakehouse) to check out these great little nut spreads from Sicily. They’re crafted by a […]

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A Terrific Batch of Comté at the Deli, Cream Top Shop, and Mail Order

Incredible Mountain Cheese from Eastern France Writing about grief, as I did last week, always calls up particular memories for me. A loss may have happened a long time ago, but the feelings can still come back as if it were just last month. For me, it’s the passing of my parents, of my pup […]

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Holiday Blend from the Coffee Company

A beautiful brew that can turn any day into a holiday If you’re thinking about what to drink when you dive into a nice bite of pie from the Bakehouse, this seasonal brew from the Coffee Company is the perfect pairing. We’ve been doing an annual Holiday Blend for over a decade now—the 2021 vintage maintains the tradition […]

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Vintage 2021: A Deep Dive into Denmark and the New Nordic

A new “limited release” from Zingerman’s Food Tours Writing in National Geographic, Erica Jackson Curran says: Among the pandemic’s many challenges: quarantine measures greatly reduce our ability to create new experiences and connect with other people. And we’re craving those connections and their social benefits more than ever. Planning and anticipating a trip can be almost […]

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Ari's Picks, Good Food

Trea Wildflower Honey from Greece

A culinary gift from the island of Thasos Here’s an awesome way to lighten and brighten your day. Toast a slice of good bread from the Bakehouse—I’m really high right now on the True North. Pour on a bit of your favorite olive oil. Spread on some of the Creamery’s handmade Cream Cheese, or the fresh ricotta […]

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