Top 10 New Faves
“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
We love a new year, but every year we are as surprised as ever to see it arrive. It’s a chance for a new vision and new fun in the food business. So without further ado here are our top 10 favorite new things for 2010:
1. Noosa Yogurt. A local Aussie-style yogurt? Yes! Made by Morning Fresh Dairy, it’s rich, thick, and sweet and comes in four fruity flavors.
2. Even though there was a rumor that Clint Eastwood took nitrates to look young (and he looks pretty good) plenty of people do not care for them in their food. So we’re happy to carry nitrate free hams from Niman, and nitrate free hams and turkey from Boar’s Head.
3. Maestri’s pastas. At this price what’s not to love? Old world bronze draw plates make for toothsome and beautiful pasta. New flavors and shapes have just arrived in the store, including black squid ink spaghetti. $4.99!
4. Mitchell Sweets from Hammond’s Candy. Goodbye New Year’s resolutions! BIG vanilla caramels with a marshmallow filling.
5. Sous vides in the fish case. One of the most delicious and easy dishes we carry. They are not new, but we want you to know how great they are. Really fresh fish sealed in a ready-to-cook pouch with either red coconut curry or green curry. Put it in simmering water, voila dinner is served! $19.99/lb, pay twice that in a restaurant…
6. New marinades and choices in the meat department. Something new for dinner! This month is harissa marinated chicken breast, rich with cumin, chiles, caraway and garlic; balsamic marinated boneless pork chops; and meatball sausages. Yes, our popular meatball mix in sausage form, Jimmy’s midnight epiphinay is almost too good to be true.
7. The BYOC program-bring your own carton- has taken on a life of its own. We don’t know if customers enjoy decorating their own cartons the most, saving a few cents per free range egg, or “sticking it to the man” (the health dept won’t let us recycle egg cartons, but they will let you), but we do know it’s working!
8. Super Wine Store Deal! Buy any mixed case of wine that totals $125 or over and receive a $10 gift card to Marczyk Fine Wines. Just to be clear: you’ll get the usual 15% discount on the case of wine, AND a $10 gift card to boot. Happy New Year!
9. Haji’s gingerbread made with Osker Blues beer. This is not just for the holidays! This sticky delicious cake is rich with molasses and spices. Find a recipe at Westword’s Café Society blog.
10. Marczyk Fresh Sheet. Find new items, super deals and a simple recipe on our weekly Fresh Sheet. When you’re shopping in the market and aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for, pick up a Fresh Sheet and get inspired!
Honorable Mention: Black Black Chewing Gum from Japan for their inspiring copy: “Hi Technical Excellent Taste and Flavor.”
Come check out our Part-ay Snack Land display. Chips, dips, nuts and more for game day. Try our Marczyk chipotle nacho cheese sauce in the prepared food case next week: ground Niman beef with chipotle cheddar sauce. Add your own chips, peppers and olives.
Speaking of parties, why don’t you buy an authentic Raclette grill? This handy well-made kitchen grill melts cheese, heats up sausages, and is a great conversation piece.
New Mexico chili marinated county style pork ribs
2 lb Marczyk New Mexico marinated ribs
1 small yellow onion, sliced
4-5 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 C chicken stock
Preheat oven to 350º. Put chops in a roasting pan, sprinkle sliced onions and garlic all over. Add stock, and roast in the oven for 3-31/2 hours until meat is falling off the bone. Remove from pan, discard bone, and shred meat. Make tacos with Raquelita tacos and Marczyk salsa