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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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Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 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...

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...

ISO Quark

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by StevietheFish 8 days 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...

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

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by gutreactions 1 month 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...

Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

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by gutreactions 11 months 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...

Intrepid shoppers at winter Farmers Market, Ossining...

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by gutreactions 3 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 1 year 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 5 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 12 months 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 4 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...

Fischer & Miller Meats opens to public in White Plains...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Due to the coronavirus crisis, many food & supply wholesalers have seen a dramatic drop in business. Some are opening their doors to the public for the first time to bring in much needed cash flow....

Carrboro Food Hub

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by Rory 1 year ago

this is a fantastic local initiative to support farmers, restaurants: "Pick up fresh produce, quality meats, and prepared meals three times a week in the heart of Carrboro. Feed your family while...

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

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by debmom 14 years ago

Just returned from a day of shopping at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack. We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and all the food was cold, service slow and not very good. Any suggestions for som...

Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

sfcarole
by sfcarole 6 years ago

Presented with a whole month in Paris, it still takes time to think it all through, but I guess that’s part of the fun. This Board has been a huge help in putting together our restaurant and shoppi...

Where to buy Imported Buffalo Mozzarella?

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by itryalot 2 years ago

where is a good place to purchase Italian buffalo mozzarella that is not more costly than need be. Will be in TO, Etobicoke area and will have car. I'd need several of the buffalo mozzarella. I kno...