• The Foodie Press: Truffles Are Weird

    It’s Black Winter Truffle season in the Jungle Jim’s Produce Department! We just received a shipment today and decided to dive into some history and find out more about this elusive fungi. Our takeaway: truffles are weird. Now, we aren’t talking about those chocolate truffles you might be used to seeing on store shelves. We’re talking about the strange, round, dimpled, dark fungus (mushrooms) that lives beneath certain trees mainly in France and other European countries. Read article
  • The Foodie Press: Pot Roast is Good for the Soul

    Listen, I know I’ve been complaining a lot about the weather the last few weeks, but the snow never fails to take me by surprise. And it’s not the good kind of surprise, like getting cake when you weren’t expecting it or finding $20 in your coat pocket. It’s really unpleasant, like getting a bucket of ice water tipped over your head. Actually, it’s similar to getting a bucket of ice water tipped over your head in more ways than one, Read article
  • The Foodie Press: Traditional Colombian Hot Chocolate

    One of the best parts of working in an international market like Jungle Jim’s is getting the opportunity to meet people from around the world and having them share bits of their lives with you. Which is exactly how we got this recipe for traditional Colombian hot chocolate; Caesar, from International Foods, shared with us how his family makes this delicious (seriously, it is so good) drink!

    Hot chocolate is a staple in every Colombian home,

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  • The Foodie Press: The Perfect Holiday Cheese Board

    Imagine, if you will, a truly terrible company holiday party. Your shoes are hurting your feet; that creepy person from accounting keeps staring at you; there’s an endless string of terrible Christmas music playing in the background, and you’re already certain that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be stuck in your head until at least April; not to mention that you spilled RED WINE on your boss fifteen minutes into the night.

    So to avoid the disaster of your evening,

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  • The Foodie Press: Hot Cocoa with a Kick

    Okay, listen. It’s cold outside. Very, very cold. And if the rumors circulating about Polar Vortex: The Return are true, it’s only going to get colder. To be honest, we’re not too thrilled about it, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves to battle the brutal weather that is heading our way. And at the top of the list is a good cup of hot cocoa.

    Now, traditional hot cocoa is great,

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  • The Foodie Press: Spanish Cheese Board Wine Pairing

    What’s cheese without wine? Nothing (well, not nothing, but it’s definitely not all it can be). Which is why we talked to our wine experts in the Beer and Wine Department at Jungle Jim’s International Market about what would pair bet with our Spanish cheese board from Wednesday. We figured a few wine suggestions wouldn’t be amiss. To work with the Manchego, try a Rioja, which is a Spanish red wine that pairs well with heartier cheeses. Read article
  • The Foodie Press: A Simple Spanish Cheese Board

    In honor of the rapidly approaching celebration of cheese, we figured today would be a perfect day for a new Cheese Board post, but this time we’re taking an international spin. Our experts in the Cheese Shop downstairs helped us cobble together a simple, delicious Spanish cheese board, and we’re excited to share it with you!

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    The Cheeses Iberico – Read article
  • The Foodie Press: 3 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

    If your weekday mornings are anything like mine, you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times (or turned off your alarm without realizing it… hey, I’m not proud!), and now you’re rushing to get out the door. In between brushing your teeth, taming your bedhead, and checking the weather to make sure you don’t freeze to death, it’s easy to skip breakfast in favor of a cup of coffee or nothing at all. For shame. Read article
  • The Foodie Press: Pour-Over Coffee

    Coffee is having a moment in popular culture. It’s no longer just the quick, caffeinated beverage that you snag from Speedway on your morning commute. Automatic coffee pots earn scorn and derision from seasoned, hipster coffee drinkers, and heaven forbid you mention Keurig.

    If you have the time and inclination, one of the newly favored methods of coffee brewing (for taste and aesthetics – is it worth it if you can’t instagram it?) is the Pour Over.

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  • The Foodie Press: Ramen Noodles with Coconut Peanut Sauce

    ​Ramen is all the rage right now, but it can be a bit of a hassle to prepare–nothing like it’s 3-minute, microwaveable counterpart that can be found for less than a dollar in any given supermarket (ours included). But what if you could take those $.87 noodles and make something substantially more adult, with only minimally more effort?  That’s what we’ve got in store for you today.

    Our recipe isn’t quite traditional (there’s no broth,

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