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Radio - Grand Blue Cheese

December 14, 2015 in Radio Spots

On its way to becoming a truly Grand Blue cheese, this milk is combined with a special blend of three different Penicillium Roqueforti cultures. Over 48 hours, the cheese is prepared for aging, including 24 hours in a salt bath. It’s then double dipped in black wax, which is pierced, allowing air to reach the Roqueforti cultures. Over eight weeks, the cheese’s tangy flavor and beautiful blue veins develop...

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Guide To Potatoes

December 14, 2015 in Guides

In case you didn’t know, Joe’s loves potatoes. Shouldn’t be surprising—who’s ever heard of a tater hater? We love them because they’re versatile, ready to pair with almost any protein, or another vegetable. Potatoes are also exceptional vehicles for other flavors; and they’re tasty all by themselves. To top it all off, they’re inexpensive… need to feed and fill a bunch of people? Potatoes! Given the span of spuds we offer in our stores, we’d like to shed more light on them (figuratively speaking only—they’re classified as nightshades for a reason). And so, we thought a Guide was in order. Read on to become rooted in our regular selection of starchy, all-purpose, and waxy potato varieties. We promise, you won’t have to dig too deep to discover helpful preparation suggestions, along with some totally tuber-ular recipes...

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We Know Pinot (Noir)

November 09, 2015 in Wine Insider

TJ’s Wine Insider is your go-to guide for Trader Joe’s wines... Do we know Pinot Noir? Here’s what we know: We know Pinot Noir is among the oldest grape varieties. We know Pinot Noir is highly prized around the world. We know Pinot Noir is a natural complement to the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner… but enough of what we know. Here’s what you need to know...

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Guide To Building Better Snacks

September 21, 2015 in Guides

Some snacks can quell cravings – chocolate, salt, caffeine – but after you’ve crunch, crunch, crunched or sucked down the “bite,” your body feels like its crashing or crumbling. Oh, no. How do you handle hankerings and buttress your physique? Build a better snack with “the building blocks of life.”...

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Radio - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

September 20, 2015 in Radio Spots

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding is one of our favorite comfort foods of Pumpkin Season. Unlike our frugal ancestors, we start with freshly baked pumpkin brioche bread. The finished product has a thick, custard-like consistency and the undeniable flavor of pumpkin pie with all its warm, savory spices. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is excellent for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It’s fully cooked, so prep is simple – defrost and serve, or warm in the oven to enhance the flavors even further...

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Radio - Pumpkin Spice Coffee

September 20, 2015 in Radio Spots

Pumpkin Spice Coffee is a Pumpkin Season institution. We start with 100% Brazil Cerrado Arabica beans, roasted medium-dark. At this point we diverge from most modern pumpkin spice coffee purveyors, who accent theirs with artificial flavorings. Ours is spiked with actual spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and seasonings like orange peel and vanilla beans. The beans and the spices are ground together, so the flavors truly mingle...

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Guide to TJ's Rice

September 08, 2015 in Guides

Rice is the best. The wholesome cereal grain serves as a staple for two-third’s of the world’s population. (That’s a lot of people.) As such, rice is an integral ingredient in culinary traditions of many different cultures (sushi, stir fry, paella, pudding, curry, risotto…), each with its own preferences regarding texture, taste and color. Luckily, there are some 40,000 different varieties of rice, grown throughout the world. (That’s a lot of rice). We don’t carry 40,000, but we sure have a fine variety of rice at Trader Joe’s. From Basmati and Black to Arborio and Red, our rice selection offers difference in texture, taste and color. From fully-cooked and frozen, to whole grains and medleys, our selection also offers plenty of difference in preparation. To help you find the Trader Joe’s Rice that best suits your recipe(s), we’ve categorized our rice offerings and their corresponding characteristics, and followed that up with a few grains of wisdom about cooking and serving...

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Guide To Avoiding Abominable Cheese Platters

December 15, 2014 in Guides

Learn how to turn your cheese platters from monstrous to marvelous in three easy steps! Step 1: Don't Overdo It. Too many cheese varieties will overwhelm your palate and your guests

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