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Four Uttapam with Coconut Chutney

June 12, 2014 in What's New

You can get a really great taste of India at Trader Joe’s. In fact, all of the Indian food we offer was recently catalogued by the Smithsonian in preparation for the “Beyond Bollywood” exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. The exercise illustrates the integration of Indian food into the American culinary landscape—thanks, in part, to our reputable collection. While humbled by the inclusion, we’re not curators, just culinary adventurers, enchanted by India and her myriad tastes. That leads us to our latest discovery—Uttapam [pronounced U-thap-pam] from Ahmedabad, India, an area famous for...

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Four-Pound Box of Peaches or Nectarines

June 10, 2014 in What's New

Our supplier is a third generation California tree-fruit grower, and they grow some of the best stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.) we’ve ever tasted. For these boxes, they’re providing us with big fruit that’s juicy and incredibly flavorful. Each four-pound box will be filled with 10-12 peaches or nectarines, depending on what’s most ready for harvest each day. The fruit is shipped to our stores very cold, so it stays as fresh as possible. This keeps the fruit firm—don’t make the mistake of thinking the fruit isn’t ripe. It’s...

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BBQ Rub & Seasoning with Coffee & Garlic

June 09, 2014 in What's New

“... To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye there’s the rub...” 
~Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Did it ever strike you as curious that right in the middle of his morbid musings on death, Hamlet seems distracted by a grilling preparation? With exuberant nonchalance, he exclaims: “Aye, there’s the rub!” It never made sense to us—that is, until we invented Trader Joe’s BBQ Rub and Seasoning with Coffee and Garlic. In an instant of enlightenment, we knew how a simple (yet amazing) mixture of spices could so easily...

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