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Chef MT is going to France tomorrow!

Chef MT is going to France tomorrow!

Don't worry, Lise has you all well supplied while Melinda is touring the culinary mecca of the world.  Tune in here for updates on what's happen' o...

Join us at the Gluten-Free EatUP! in June

Join us at the Gluten-Free EatUP! in June

We're joining the lineup at the Gluten-Free EatUP! next month. Swing by for some NUTS & BOLTS goods, including a surprise seasonal treat, on the way to your picnic in Prospect Park!  Wow, that's a great date idea!  :)  Here's the pitch from our friends at the EatUP!

New ways to get a hold of the goods in NYC!

New ways to get a hold of the goods in NYC!

Hey NYC locals! Heard of Goodeggs? Farm to People?   If not, check out these two great new online grocery services. We're excited to be on their ...

Cookie 2-Packs are now available in Manhattan and Brooklyn!

Cookie 2-Packs are now available in Manhattan and Brooklyn!

For a while people have been asking us for cookies in an "on the go" size.  We're happy to bring you our best-sellers in packs of two. Cookie 2-...

You're Invited: Vegan Shop Up in Brooklyn

Hey New Yorkers, Brooklynites, Vegans, and Non-Vegans!

We'll be at the 4th anniversary of New York City's only ALL vegan pop-up market on Saturday, February 15th, 2014!

Entrance is FREE. :)

Gothamist has written in the past about all the wonderful vendors that will be there, such as artisanal treenut cheese purveyor Treeline Cheese and Asian-inspired food truck Cinnamon Snail

(Not gonna lie, just reading about their "Fiery Korean BBQ Quesadillas with Kefir Lime Tofu Cheese" is making my mouth water.)

We are delighted to join their ranks. Come join us for tons of delicious food, drinks, and shopping! 

Valentine's Day Special: Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

Chef Melinda and team have been in the kitchen concocting a delicious, delectable, new treat for Valentine's Day! The result? Chocolate-Dipped Mac...

You're Invited: LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market

We're very excited to be a part of the Long Island City Flea & Food Holiday Market this year! After their summer market was such a hit, LIC Fle...

Our Ingredients: "The Purest Maple Syrup on Earth"

This past weekend we had the utmost pleasure of visiting Madava Farms, in upstate New York, where Crown Maple makes their world-famous maple syrup which has been called "the purest on earth."

As you may have read on our Ingredients page:

We did a taste test of 8 of the most renowned and locally-sourced maple syrups we could find, and Crown Maple came out on top. Complex, interesting, and incredibly pure, their syrup is the best maple syrup we've found.

And it's true.

To get a better understanding of how they keep their maple syrup so pure and natural, we drove up to Dutchess County this past Saturday to take a look at their maple syrup farm and production facility. 

It turns out the secret to the purity of their maple syrup is in the level of attention to detail they pay at each and every step of the process. From the kind of maple trees they grow, to the exact days and temperatures that they choose to extract sap, everything is calculated for purity. 

The "Evaporator" evaporates water from the maple sap to distill it into syrup.

We started out with a tour of their production facility. Talk about high-tech! 

The first machine used in the process is an enormous "Reverse Osmosis" machine that removes the majority of the water present in the freshly extracted maple sap. 

The second machine, featured in this photo to the left, is called the "Evaporator" because it evaporates any remaining water from the sap to distill the syrup to perfection. (We hear it's one of the largest and most energy-efficient evaporators ever built...

You're Invited: Slow Food NYC Classic Chef Cook-Off

Chef Melinda is entering a cooking contest this weekend, and we'd love to see all of you guys there!

Slow Food NYC will be hosting their very first Classic Chef Cook-Off this Sunday starting in Washington Square. It's open to the public, so we'll be there to cheer her on. 

Melinda will be honoring chef Paula Wolfert with a Braised Short Ribs dish that will include prunes, pearl onions, and a rutabaga-parsnip-celeriac mash. (If that doesn't sound absolutely delicious, I don't know what does.) And, yes, it will be gluten-free!

If you'd like to come get a taste of Chef Melinda's amazing short ribs, come join us

Here are the details:

Slow Food NYC Classic Chef Cook-Off

When: Sunday, November 10, 2013 4:00pm-6:00pm (VIP 3:00-4:00pm!)
Where: NYU Food Studies Kitchen - 35 West 4th St. (btwn. Wash Sq. E
& Greene St.) 10th Floor; Manhattan

All ticket proceeds go towards Slow Food NYC
(including their good food education programs for children K-12!).

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To purchase tickets and see more details, CLICK HERE!

Chef Melinda Won a Pie Contest!

We are SO excited that our very own Chef Melinda won 1st Place at the Pie Corps Apple Pie Contest last night! Her pie was a savory apple pie made ...

New Treat: Thanksgiving Tarts

Have you been invited to a Thanksgiving potluck and aren't sure what to bring? Or, perhaps, you know what you'd like to bring, but you haven't got ...

New Locations

We're excited to announce that you can now buy our products at a variety of new locations in New York City!  Neighborhood Natural Medicine, Willia...