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American Cheese Month with Whole Foods + GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  I know, Tuesday is often a much-maligned day (definitely not the weekend, not Friday, not even the accepted-with-resignation Hump Day.  But there are indeed two reasons to be happy – 1. October is American Cheese Month and 2.  Whole Foods Market and I are helping you celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!!

American Cheese is so much more than the orange slices of youth and yore.  In celebration of this month of cheesy celebration, my friends at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheese makers.  Um, I’m sure you can my answer to that question.  Within the minute (okay, the hour), I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.

If you want a quick indication of the variety and diversity of American cheeses, just stop by your local cheesemonger at Whole Foods.  Texture! (soft, crumbly, hard, creamy). Milk! (cow, goat, sheep). Aroma! I could go on and on.   After much discussion with the Columbus Circle location’s cheesemonger, and some generous sampling, I decided on five luscious cheeses to sample.

I began my journey around the cheese plate with an old favorite – Humboldt Fog by Cypress Grove Chevre.   Continue Reading

American Cheese Month with Whole Foods! + a GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Hump Day, Noshers! Today, I’m super excited to write about one of my favorite foods ever – cheese!  And to make this post even more awesome (because let’s face it, a post is already at a baseline level of awesomeness when the topic is cheese), keep reading for an awesome GIVEAWAY!  Woohoo!

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, October is American Cheese Month.  In celebration, the folks at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheesemakers.  I’m sure you can guess what my answer to that question was! So, with a cheese-destined gift card in my hot little hands, I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.

A quick perusal of the Whole Foods American cheese section revealed that this was definitely not the American cheese of my youth.  There were soft cheeses, stinky cheeses, washed rinds, goat cheeses, sheeps milk cheeses – the possibilities for my American Cheese plate were endless!  After much deliberation, I decided on four luscious cheeses to sample. Continue Reading

Local Ice Cream and Frozen Yummies at Whole Foods!

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Happy FRIDAY, Noshers!!  A lot of fun updates going on with this Nosher lately – such as going to the Bon Jovi concert this weekend!  As a Jersey girl I am SO PSYCHED.  Thanks, Sis Nosh, for the hook-up! Wheee!


Today, I’m super excited to share with you my latest collaboration with Whole Foods.  As those who have been following the BAN blog know, I’ve partnered with Whole Foods several times for the past year to sample and highlight some of their newest and yummiest offerings, including seafood dishes for the holidays, Valentine’s Day treats, Smorgasburg at the Bowery location, and a fantabulous CHEESE event (as seen on my Instagram feed!).  My nearest Whole Foods location is the Columbus Circle store located in the Time Warner Center – couldn’t have asked for a better one!  When I was approached to sample some locally made ice cream and frozen yummies sold at Whole Foods, how could I say no? Ice cream is one of my favorite ways to ensure adequate calcium intake! (The other being cheese, duh). Continue Reading

Smorgasburg Snack Bar at Whole Foods Market Bowery

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Happy Monday, Noshers!  Did you all have a good weekend?  Mine was pretty busy as I was working most of it, but I was happy to be able to have some downtime as well.  I caught up with some friends and also checked out the first annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo!  Yes, you read that correctly – an expo all about that spicy condiment.  After giving my taste buds major grief at the expo (it was all worth it), I hopped next door to where it was taking place – to Smorgasburg!  I first visited Smorgasburg last summer and loved all scrumptious culinary offerings.  However, to be completely honest – sometimes I  don’t feel like traveling all the way there.  I know, I know, but it’s true!  So that’s why I was so excited when Smorgasburg at Whole Foods Bowery opened up (check out my write-ups of vendors Cemita’sMilk Truck Grilled Cheese, Mighty Quinn’s, Rice & Miso Everyday, and YUJI Ramen).  Well, I’m delighted to share that Whole Foods Market Bowery has done it again with the brandy-new Smorgasburg Snack Bar!  Featuring the wares, snacks and products of a select group of Smorgasburg vendors, the Snack Bar is a permanent fixture at Whole Foods Market Bowery.  I was super excited to check it out!

Of course I had to peruse all of the offerings to see what I would order: Continue Reading

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas with Whole Foods!

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  With Valentine’s Day just 2 days away, I’m guessing some of you may have lovely plans set for this Thursday.  I’m also guessing there may be a few of you for which a slight sense of panic may now be emerging – uhhh, plans for Valentine’s Day? Oops.  Well, have no fear – in today’s post I will be sharing some delicious and simple Valentine’s Day suggestions that will work even for the procrastinators among us (I’m not naming names…).

When the good peeps at Whole Foods Market asked if I’d be interested in checking out some of their Valentine’s Day offerings, I jumped at the chance.  I work with Whole Foods regularly and am always impressed by their high-quality products.  I also love their partnership with Smorgasburg at their Bowery location – yum!

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