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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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How To Host An Olive Oil Tasting

April 27, 2015 in How-Tos

Looking for some engaging, foodie fun? Yearning to discover the oil that sings to you? We recommend putting on a Trader Joe’s Olive Oil tasting. In fact, it’s exactly what we did to come up with the critical product details for our Guide To Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s delicious, educational fun that provokes taste-ful conversation. And we make the planning and assembly very low-stress with our play-by-play of How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting...

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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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