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Today’s apple-a-day is: Calville blanc d’hiver.

It’s tart with some sweetness. Not cloyingly sweet though. Almost too tart for my taste, at least as an eating apple (as opposed to a baking one).

And it’s beyond crisp. It’s dense and hard and crunchy.

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The heirloom apple a day is: Reine des Reinettes.

This one has a lovely name, especially when a French-speaking person like my Ma says it.

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My mom visited over the weekend and brought with her a fun treat from up north. A selection of apples. Five different varieties.


And so: An Apple a Day. First up, the Esopus Spitzenburg.

It’s a little tart but not too tart. Not mushy or crisp, somewhere in between.

I’m not expert but it’s a good apple.

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Saveur’s guide to chile peppers.


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Food 52 talks avocados. 

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This looks promising. 

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Dig this.

[Image via: The Cotton Ball Conspiracy]

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Veeeeerry Serious (like a Peek Frean).

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The Wife is a cheap date in some respects. For Valentine’s Day all she wants is a small box of Russell Stover chocolates. Last year I couldn’t find any so I bought her a box of chocolates from Jacques Torres. She appreciated the gesture, of course, but not the chocolate. Russell Stover it is–but not Whittman’s, she says. “I won’t eat that crap.”

Over at Serious Eats, here’s a taste test: Russell Stover vs. Whittman’s. 

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Oh, man. Kottke delivers with this post on how to buy olive oil. It stars Tom Mueller who wrote an absorbing book about olive oil (birthday gift from mom).

I use a basic Fairway brand for cooking and then have a couple of nicer ones for more delicate things like salads. Frantoia does me right though I’m far from an expert.


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How to store your herbs (Food 52).

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Alexandra shares a few gift ideas. Hot damn.

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I’m as into trying new things as the next guy but some products don’t need to be messed with. I haven’t tried a homemade ketchup yet that bests Heinz, have you?

[Image Via: Hand-Cad]


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What’s your favorite and least favorite Halloween candy?

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Serious East tells us all about fish sauce. 

[Photo Credit: Paul Hillier]

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From A Continuous Lean: smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.

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Are Montreal bagels the best? This post by Katherine Sehl at Thrillist makes the case that they are. 

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