Fine olive oil—like fine wine, coffee, and chocolate—has distinct characteristics. When one gets beyond simply cooking with ‘whatever’ oil is available, a whole new world of flavor and opportunity opens up. For those who have yet to experience the pleasure of exquisite oils, our Sicilian Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection is a wonderful place to start. It includes three of the best-tasting oils we could find. The Biancolilla olive is grown on the high hillsides of Central Sicily, between...Read More
As anticipated as the holiday meal itself—the homemade soup that follows. Usually, souping only starts after the guests are stuffed and comfortably football-watching, and the dishes are clean (or soaking). For those who savor the soup, but not the waiting (or the hassle), we have something special in store: Trader Joe’s Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup. Our Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup tastes like...
Become A Roastmaster In Seven Steps: On the big day, take the turkey out of the fridge and let the bird mellow for about 2 hours at room temperature. Once the bird is “zen,” unwrap and remove the temporary wire truss. Locate and remove neck & giblets (don’t see ‘em? don’t forget to check the back end), set aside for potential future use (stuffing, gravy, soup or gumbo). Rinse the bird inside and out with cold water. Pat dry, inside and out, with paper towels and set on a clean, flat surface.Read More