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Shopping

We can all use a little retail therapy. Chat with our community about food shopping, from hard-to-find ingredients to meal planning techniques, favorite stores, and more.

7 Tips for Smart Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus

We've covered the nuts and bolts of safely shopping during the coronavirus pandemic (and even how to clean and sanitize your groceries), but when it comes to what exactly you should buy—and what to...
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Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 10 months ago

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over...

El Milagro Corn Tortilla Shortage - Redux

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by masha 2 months ago

As some of you may remember, early in the pandemic it was virtually impossible to find El Milagro brand corn tortillas in the Chicago area stores -- a combination of pandemic-related panic buying a...

Phillips Crab Cakes made for a good light meal...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Picked up a pack of Phillips frozen Maryland crab cakes at Costco and they turned out delish. Could not make it to Faidley's at the Lexington Market in Baltimore this past year, so Phillips satiate...

Eataly, Flatiron, busy as ever...

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

We have been sitting on a gift card for Eataly, so on our weekend visit to Manhattan we stopped into the Flatiron market. The outdoor cafes were bustling, and when we entered on 23rd. St. it looked...

BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

SIGH!! How quickly time flies! The 2nd Covid era BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us! Live, large, decent size ones can be found in a number of Asian Supermarkets including: T&T, Freshway, Full F...

ISO Quark

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by StevietheFish 7 months ago

Title says it all. I'm resurrecting an old recipe for a berry pie. I substitute sour cream to good effect, but I'd like to try to make it as traditionally as possible. Where can I find quark, prefe...

Fairway Markets sold...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Fairway Markets in Manhattan, including the iconic store in Harlem, have been sold to Village Super Market, owner of several Shop Rite Super Market locations, reports say. The remaining Fairway Mar...

Fresh Market wins Top 10 in new poll...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

I like our Fresh Market here in Westchester County, N.Y. It came in first in a new national poll by USA Today. Some of our other favorite markets are in there, too. What do you think? www.10best.co...

Celebrating Passover 2021: March 27-April 4...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

How will it be different than it was last year? My family zoomed it last time. Will you be preparing traditional specialties at home, or will you order take-out? Where do you like to shop for the b...

Get your designer shopping bags out of the closet...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Now that New York is banning single use plastic bags from stores and markets, those lovely designer bags we bought can be put to good use, or more consistent use, anyway. They were a 'hot' item for...

Intrepid shoppers at winter Farmers Market, Ossining...

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

It was a cold morning, but we decided to take a drive to the outdoor Winter Farmers Market in Ossining. It operates Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were perhaps 6 or 7 vendors in place whe...

Prepping for Hanukkah: your favorites, best sources...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Hanukkah, the 'Festival of Lights', is coming up fast. What traditional dishes are your family favorites? Which markets/stores offer the best variety of ingredients? Do you cook it up at home, or d...

Covid Second Wave Panic Buying?

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by zackly 12 months ago

Now that the Covid virus is spiking around the world, should I stockpile toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning & baking supplies et al? Jeez, I hope not. Maybe this time around because there are qua...

food shopping at Winners

prima
by prima 8 years ago

Noticed Torani syrups, Tazo tea, several brands of coffee, pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, balsamic and kettle corn at the Winners near SLM. Anyone have recs for food bought at Winners lately?

A stop at Yaranush Mediterranean Market, White Plains...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

We were out for a drive and decided to stop in at Yaranush Mediterranean on Central Ave., White Plains. We have been cooking up a storm during coronavirus, with no particular cuisine in mind. So, w...

Your top 3 in Toronto

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by prima 5 years ago

What are your top 3 foods/restaurants /places to shop in Toronto lately? My top 3 places to eat: Saturday Dinette, for brunch and for dinner. Love their mac & cheese and their fried chicken. D...

Sonoma County Egg Hunt: I Brake for Fresh Farm Eggs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Over the past year or so, I’ve made a point to stop whenever I see a roadside sign offering “Eggs” along the back roads of Sonoma County. I’m spotting them with increasing frequency and more will ...

Old and new at Chelsea Market, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 3 years ago

There have been a lot of changes at Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. We did a spring foray on Sunday afternoon and it was bustling, busy as usual. There is a basement le...

Mobile Payment Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In the time of coronavirus when we are trying to reduce contact, restaurants with reduced staff and services are reluctant to accept cash except for exact change or physically touch credit cards. S...