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Check out american spoon preserves website (www.spoon.com) for amazing marmalades, preserves (obviously), sauces and gelato/sorbert. The good folks are from upper michigan. I recommend the sour cherry preserve made with michigan cherries. . sooo tasty.

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I just like to know if anyone ever ordered pork roll from www.grillinchillin.net they seem to be lower in price then other web

sites and as far as whole sale price they seem to be great for I own a small Deli.

Thanks

Joe

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I get wonderful artisanal pasta at Buon Italia in the Chelsea Market (in NYC). I did just order a chicken from Smart Chicken in Tecumseh Nebraska. Will report back on whether it's a good bird.

Is there a website?

Bruce

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I would be most grateful for any advice on finding less-expensive, quality vendors of dried boletus (whole, provenance:south american, russian , chinese etc.) and whole, dry boletus edulis (porcini, european and other).

Also, what might be the best place to order an Atlas pasta machine?

Thanks in advance,

v.gautam.

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hello. i ordered a LOT of gummis from <a href="www.germandeli.com">www.germandeli.com</a>. not all of it was gummis, but most of it was. some of it was for myself.

the gummis that i chose (mostly haribo) are very good, but not that much different than the ones marketed towards americans. in otherwords, it might not be worth it especially for the more easily obtained haribo gold bears and twin cherries, etc. still, they have a good selection of more unusual ones that might make it worth the shipping costs.

some that i bought and tried: <A HREF="http://www.germandeli.com/hacogu20.html">coffee gummis</a> (DELISH!), <a href="http://www.germandeli.com/redbanwingum.html">red band wine gummis</a> (better than dots... and not all that sweet - a plus) and <a href="http://www.germandeli.com/kadodiyoijog.html">cats brand yogurt sweets</a> (yogurt soft candies with flavours like tiramisu, panna cotta and cappuccino. i am still unsure whether or not i like these. i guess i dont think theyre that bad. i might order them again)...

i have not yet tried the small, cheap package of <a href="http://www.germandeli.com/kn6seimko.html">knorr semmel knoedel</a> that i got. since its a processed thing, im half afraid its going to be bad, but sometimes i like kraft mac and cheese, so who knows?

german deli.com packages your purchased goods very attractively in a styrofoam box with ice packs and the box is tied with black ribbon. good enough as a gift.

very good outfit.

if i want more german goodies (they also have regular groceries and sausages and other meats) i will certainly buy from them again since it was such a pleasant experience.

"Bibimbap shappdy wappdy wap." - Jinmyo
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I became obsessed with finding Black Cake after reading the late Laurie Colwin's homage to Black Cake in her book, "Home Cooking." Colwin said: "[it] is to fruitcake what the Brahms piano quartets are to Muzak." She was right.

Because this Caribbean rum-soaked fruitcake is so time-consuming to make at home (the chopped fruit has to marinate in wine for several months prior to baking), I was delighted to find Caribbean Cake Conoisseurs, which makes an extraordinary Black Cake (called "Rum Cake" on the site). The cakes aren't cheap, but they're rich, and a little goes a long way. A two-pound cake ($39.99) serves 15-18 people, and smaller cakes are available. (The site offers these cakes in "black" or "brown." They're both delicious, but I recommend the black.)

I haven't bought a regular fruitcake since discovering Black Cake ten years ago. For me, there's no turning back.

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If you are looking for a wide range of native australian herbs, spices, sauces, infused oils, check out the Vic Cherikoff online store at www.dining-downunder.com/shop.

Just last week we launched a new Affiliate Program Australia for websites that would like to sell of these food products online.

cheers

Benjamin

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I like Penzeys for spices, herbs, etc...

I second and my invisible 'friend' thirds this recommendation. I didn't even discover Penzey's until I moved away from the Midwest, but I've gotten the BEST. CINNAMON. EVER. from them, as well as fantastic whole nutmegs, cardamom, ginger, etc etc....

Great people and excellent products.

Andrea

in Albuquerque

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Andrea, the cinnamon IS excellent! Everything is so fresh, and the variety of sizes is so convenient. They have very good customer service also. In one order, a jar broke, and they offered to replace the entire order. They also send free samples with each order which is a great way to try things.

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Penzey's is my default source for spices now, not just things I can't find locally but all my standards. In almost every case it's both better and cheaper, even with shipping factored in (I buy about $30 worth of spices at a time -- an order big enough that the cost of shipping isn't ridiculous relative to the cost of product, but far from huge). Several of those spices -- the cinnamon, the marjoram, some of the curry blends -- are so good that I wind up cooking with them more often than I would their supermarket counterparts.

I also second the endorsement of Germandeli.com, which I've ordered from many times -- my best friend grew up on an Air Force base in Germany, so I often order ketchup and Haribo gummis and whatnot for her. (And gummi cola bottles and orange soda for me.)

Oh, and Poche's, a Cajun meat market. I recommend everything. Especially the chaurice and the boudin ... and everything. Two of everything.

Does anyone have a good source for harder to find cuts of meat? Beef cheeks, pork snouts, lamb belly, things like that? I know Niman Ranch carries some things, but I'm looking for something cheaper -- supermarket quality meat is just fine, since it's not that my local beef cheeks aren't good enough, it's that there are no local beef cheeks, you know?

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Favorites (as defined by places I've gone back to after one order):

Penzey spices: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html

Better quality and cheaper, what's not to like?

Usinger's: http://www.usinger.com/index.php

Only ordered once, but I'll be back for great dogs, brats, knocks.

Jamison lamb: http://www.jamisonfarm.com/

Consistently mild, tender, fine grained, excellent

Scott Hams: https://scotthams.com/store/

I found their bacon and sausage to be too smoky/salty for me, but the ham's fantastic.

Great stuff from Philly's Italian market: http://www.dibruno.com/, http://www.claudiofood.com/, http://fantes.com/index.htm

San Marzano tomatoes: http://www.sanmarzanoimports.com/

Call Nick and get some tasty 'maters.

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I would be most grateful for any advice on  finding less-expensive, quality vendors of dried boletus (whole,  provenance:south american, russian , chinese etc.) and whole, dry boletus edulis (porcini, european and other).

Also, what might be the best place to order an Atlas pasta machine?

Thanks in advance,

v.gautam.

I'm not much help on the mushrooms, any dried mushrooms I have I get at Asian markets, mostly in Philadelphia.

I don't remember where I got my Atlas pasta machine, but it's great. I just Googled Atlas Pasta Machine and picked the place with the lowest price.

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Has anybody tried David Rosengarten's Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club?

I just discovered this and his article is very convincing. But, naturally, since he's selling his own product, it makes me suspicious.

Has anyone tried this? Are the oils worth signing up for? Any input at all?

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body...but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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I can't believe I'm the first,

Rancho Gordo beans

Dave Valentin

Retired Explosive Detection K9 Handler

"So, what if we've got it all backwards?" asks my son.

"Got what backwards?" I ask.

"What if chicken tastes like rattlesnake?" My son, the Einstein of the family.

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Amazon Grocery recently launched. Not that it appears that it would be one of my favorite online food stores...

My favorite entry is on Oscar Mayer Bologna, though the comments might appear cruel to some.

On a more serious note, here's the link to American Spoon's Sour Cherry Preserves as mentioned on the first page of this thread. Wonderful :wub: and not easy to find in stores these days unless you live in The Heartland, perhaps.

"Viciousness in the kitchen.

The potatoes hiss." --Sylvia Plath

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I can't believe I'm the first,

Rancho Gordo beans

Hey! Thanks for that link. It's a great website & I just placed an order.

I hope it's ok to say that. I should add that I have no connection with Rancho Gordo other than having enjoyed his posts.

pat w

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance

Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

-- Ogden Nash

http://bluestembooks.com/

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Has anybody tried David Rosengarten's Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

I just discovered this and his article is very convincing.  But, naturally, since he's selling his own product, it makes me suspicious. 

Has anyone tried this?  Are the oils worth signing up for?  Any input at all?

We received a subscription as a gift. Got several small bottles of nice olive oils. Most were very fresh and mild, I like mine a little heartier. They all seemed similar to me, nice, but not much variety between the different ones, I guess Rosengarten likes light olive oil. Not sure what it costs, so can't comment on the value.

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