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Gjelina Group Goes to the Market: Bautista Dates

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Gjelina Group Goes to the Market: Bautista Dates

It’s peak harvest for fresh dates — our favorites come from Bautista Family Farms, which grows seven varieties of organic dates in the Coachella Valley (including the coveted Barhi variety), and are at the prime of their season for a short window in September.     Bautista Dates at Gjusta Grocer   In the Coachella Valley, in a town called Mecca (named for its resemblance to the desert valley city in Saudi Arabia), the Bautistas grow medjool, khadrawy, halawy, honey, deglet noor, zahidi, and coveted barhi dates.   Photo credit: Bautista Dates   While mid-day temperatures regularly reach 110 degrees F in the...

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Conversations: Jorge Gaviria of Masienda

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Conversations: Jorge Gaviria of Masienda

  "Writing about my (and Masienda’s) relationship to Gjelina is a little like trying to explain your connection to an old friend who you went to school with, married your cousin, and lived across the street from you growing up: it goes deep. The Gjelina Group’s restaurants and shops have been homes away from home, sources of inspiration, and places to celebrate. Masienda founder Jorge Gaviria delivering a bag of corn to Gjelina   The origin of my company, Masienda (a marketplace for heirloom corn and masa harina, single-origin ingredients, cookware and homegoods, sourced from Mexico) is interconnected with chef...

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Henry’s Favorite Wine (These Days): Domaine Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre

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Henry’s Favorite Wine (These Days): Domaine Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre

  Domaine Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre "Muscadet is an enigma to me. I'd like to keep it that way. Not that the wine itself is inscrutable. Wine is wine. What's surprising is how affordable it is. I simply cannot name another wine region that produces juice of such quality while remaining affordable, at least vis-a-vis other quality wine regions. It's been called the single greatest value White Wine region in the world. The opposite of Baja California."   Muscadet is in the Lower Loire region where the namesake river, the last wild one in France, empties into the Atlantic. It's a region not a grape BTW. Its area known as Pays Nantais is...

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Schönramer Pilsner: A Beer for All-Day Drinking

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Schönramer Pilsner: A Beer for All-Day Drinking

Schönramer Pilsner is my favorite beer. I'm tempted to say it's the best Pilsner that exists but since I haven't, and will not, taste every single one, let's just go with my favorite. It's crisp and delicious. It goes with food. All food. Some as well as any wine pair option. It's not only fresh with a clean invigorating aspect but refreshing. It makes watching the NY Giants possible. But why, you ask? What makes it better? It looks like most other Pilsners. The answer is both simple and not, as beer brewing is defined by overarching practices and nuanced application of...

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In Our Basket: Charcuterie Essentials

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In Our Basket: Charcuterie Essentials

In Our Basket is an inventory of recent finds and current favorites at Gjusta Grocer — selected for the season by General Manager Nina Subhas. “I love grazing boards, whether they be cheese focused, charcuterie, or crudité. When I am putting together a spread I try to have a little of everything: a little something sweet, something tart and rich…and a board or plate to pile everything on (no dirty utensils or cocktail napkins).   These are my suggestions for what’s at the Grocer right now for mixing and matching into a stunning snack spread.”   Oregonzola from Rogue Creamery  This gorgonzola-style...

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