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  • Raw Milk Cheese Month at the Cheese Shop

    This May at the Cheese Shop, we’re featuring cheeses made with raw milk! A raw milk cheese is, well, exactly what it sounds like. It’s cheese made with raw, or unpasteurized, milk. For thousands of years, all cheese was raw milk cheese because pasteurization wasn’t common until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, it’s now more common to make cheese with pasteurized milk, making raw milk cheeses somewhat hard to find, especially in America.

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  • The Long, Contested History of Baklava

    In the Mediterranean and the Middle East, baklava is ubiquitous. Though it can be made with many variations, the essential parts are the same: paper-thin layers of phyllo pastry, a sweet filling made with chopped nuts, and a coating of honey or syrup. This delectable dessert has been around for centuries, but its origins are nebulous, which has caused disagreements around the world. Through the years, various countries have feuded over who “owns” baklava, with most people siding with either Greece or Turkey.

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  • Put Down the Chips and Pick Up the Olives: Experts Say Mediterranean Eating Habits are Key to Healthy Lifestyle

    This month, we’re featuring Greek foods in our Discoveries at the Jungle program, so we wanted to share some recent research about why Mediterranean foods are especially good for you!

    Let’s face it. Eating healthy is hard. Many of us are incredibly busy, leaving little time for shopping and cooking. Often, at the end of a long day, it’s easier to pull through a fast food drive-thru than to even think about going home,

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated May 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: So much more than a bottle shop!

    These days it can be pretty tough to decide where you’re going to buy your beer. Even the local gas station offers a few staples and breweries are keeping thirsty customers coming back with a near endless stream of bottle and can releases every week. So what’s an intrepid bottle shop to do?

    It’s no secret that we like to do things big here in the Jungle. Forget that old mantra of “something for everyone”— we try our darnedest every day to be everything for everyone.

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks May 2019

     

     

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 May 2019

    • Posted: 4/19/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    New Zealand has been synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc for years, yet New Zealand has so much more to offer. We take a look at Sauvignon Blanc and beyond to show you exactly what we mean.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks May 2019

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    Drink Pink has been something of a mantra amongst wine nerds for a long, long time. And the dry blushes of Provence and other portions of the world have finally seen their day. We have a host of great ones from the south of France and more.

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  • Egg-splore Gourmet Galeria’s Egg Gadgets

    With Easter coming up this month, we thought it would be serendipitous to share a few of the cool and quirky egg gadgets that you can find in Gourmet Galeria! Turn your post-Easter hard-boiled eggs into dinosaur heads or pick up a simple egg slicer to make preparing egg salad “egg-ceptionally” easy. All of the tools pictured and listed below can be found on Gourmet Galeria’s famous gadget wall, where you’ll find over 2,000 kitchen gadgets to help make your time in the kitchen efficient,

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  • Get Egg-cited for Spring with a Jungle Jim’s Egg Hunt

    Jungle Jim’s carries more than just chicken eggs. Go on an egg hunt through the store to find these varieties and more! Quail Eggs

    Quail eggs are tiny white eggs with brown speckles that are full of important nutrients. Interestingly, these eggs have a larger yolk and a smaller egg white, which gives them more flavor. Some describe the flavor of quail eggs as “gamey,” but most people like the taste. As with anything, it’s important to consume quail eggs in moderation because the larger yolk-to-white ratio does mean that they are slightly higher in cholesterol than chicken eggs.

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