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TJ's Wine Insider - July 2015

July 06, 2015 in Wine Insider

TJ’s Wine Insider is your go-to guide for Trader Joe’s wines... Do we need an excuse to talk about wine? Certainly we don’t need an excuse to drink it. For our immediate purposes, let’s just say we’re putting forth six wines for their goodness. Wines for goodness sake. This party of wines from Italy, California, New Zealand, and Japan is just about as good as good gets. And that includes a very good sake—for goodness sake.

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Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

July 06, 2015 in What's New

You’re going to love our Salted Caramel Bread Pudding... though it may not be the “pudding” you’re expecting. It’s not that creamy custard that comes in a cup. No, we’re talking real pudding-pudding; a food as old as the Middle Ages, dating back to at least the 11th century. This is one of Trader Joe’s takes on the medieval classic. We thought that salted caramel in all of its trendy, gooey glory was the right profile to...

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Formaggio Lagorai

July 03, 2015 in What's New

Imagine finding an antique wooden spoon with some writing on the back of it. Upon closer examination, you find this flat, wide spoon to have small drain holes. It’s a very old cream skimmer. Then, you realize that the message on the back is actually a recipe—step-by-step directions for making farmhouse cheese, exactly the way it was done by an anonymous dairy farmer who lived years ago in the Eastern Italian Alps. If you were to follow that recipe, you would end up with...

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