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Heavenly Villagio Marzano Tomatoes

April 29, 2015 in What's New

A popular legend says that after the king of Peru gifted a new tomato variety to the king of Naples in the late eighteenth century, it was planted near the base of Mt. Vesuvius in the rich volcanic soils of Villagio Marzano sul Sarno. These were the forerunners of today’s “San Marzano” tomatoes (supposedly), but it’s hard to know what’s really true—especially when one considers that Peru had no kingdom (or king!) two hundred years ago. That truth may be...

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Muhammara

April 27, 2015 in What's New

You’ll encounter a number of delectable dips when exploring Middle Eastern cuisine—hummus and baba ghanoush immediately come to mind. At the moment, a new (actually, very old) dip called Muhammara is gaining broad exposure. Once we experienced it for ourselves, we knew we had to provide our own Trader Joe’s version of this irresistible item. While hummus starts with chickpeas and baba ghanoush begins with...

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Gluten Free Bagels

April 24, 2015 in What's New

Bread and breakfast—two things that go together like toast and jam, pancakes and syrup, English muffins and eggs. That is, unless you ask someone who’s gluten intolerant. Such ones can’t as easily enjoy the breakfast-bread connection. Being the sincere people-pleasers that we are, we’ve been carrying a particular brand of gluten free bagel for the last several years, at the request of our customers with gluten sensitivities. This brand was the best gluten-free bagel that they (and we) had tried... until now...

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