Dig In | Appetizer

How To Avoid An Abominable Cheese Platter

December 15, 2014 in How-Tos

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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Build A Crostini-Rootini Bar

December 01, 2014 in Holidays and Gatherings

At the peak of entertaining season, when the edibles seem endless, distinguish your fête fare by engaging your eaters in a build-it-yourself Crostini-Rootini Bar. Crostino is Italian for “little crust” and the eponymous appetizer has traditionally been crafted of thin slices of toasted or grilled bread that can be dressed with an assortment of toppings (spreads, toppings, garnishes). While simple in concept – a base with toppings – the possibilities for expressing culinary gumption are glorious!  

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Mushroom Mochi Potsticker Dumplings

January 29, 2014 in What's New

Inspired by a tiny ramen shop we know in Tokyo, we present Trader Joe’s Mushroom Mochi Potsticker Dumplings. This unique version of the Chinese dumpling is made of Mochi (a Japanese rice cake) instead of the more traditional flour-water wrapper. We roll the rice-dough into thin circles, and fill each one with Wood Ear and Shiitake mushrooms, carrots, bamboo shoots, and oyster sauce. Eschewing half-moons, we...

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