Dig In Frozen

Gold comes in nuggets. So does wisdom. Why not chicken? It does of course, and Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets are the latest tasty development in chicken chunk flavor and technology. Of course, nuggets of chicken are not new. The first prototype was developed in 1963 by the Cornell professor and poultry innovator Robert C. Baker. (Clearly, McDonald’s was not the originator, since their famous version showed up as late as 1980.) Since the 80s, nuggets have undergone a number of positive makeovers, including the move from mechanically-separated chicken to white meat chicken pieces, and also the use of...

For a popular purveyor of meatballs, the absence of Kofta is conspicuous. The meatballs of the Middle East and South Asian regions, Kofta recipes are copious, with a wide range of minced meat-and-spice combinations being balled. Thus, the question for us was not whether to bring in a Kofta, but—what kind? Taking our cue from our customers’ current voraciousness for Indian food, we created Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce. We turned to a family-run, gourmet Indian food creator in Northern California. Their recipes and techniques, passionately cultivated over the years, traveled with them from India. Thus, the...

Key Lime Pie

July 15, 2014 in

Aunt Sally sure knew how to make a pie. And that’s good because she was the household cook for a Bahamian millionaire with a sweet tooth. The pie that she made for William Curry and his Key West estate in the late 19th century is today an icon of Floridian food and a celebrated American classic. Trader Joe’s now reveals our own tart and tasty version of Key Lime Pie—just in time for those hot summer evenings when you don’t want to bake, but still want to eat like you did...