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Ingredient Wed Jan 28 2009

Trying Times for Peanut Butter

If you're nervous about using peanut butter these days because of the litany of products being recalled but can't live without your Skippy, consider this:

There's no cashew butter recall.

Have you ever eaten cashew butter? It's delicious--imagine a goopier but more flavorful peanut butter. You can make your own, but you can find it in most grocery stores. Cashews are low in fat and high in copper (who knew), so while it's not an instant vitamin, it's tasty. And they go well in cupcakes, so that covers my nutritional needs.

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Andrew / January 28, 2009 11:49 AM

I love cashew butter, especially in Hopleaf's CB&J sandwich. Tasty, tasty stuff -- maybe the peanut butter recall will be its big moment.

Terry B / January 28, 2009 12:47 PM

Actually, plenty of peanut butter products are safe, including jars of peanut butter bought in stores. You'll find a partial list of okay products—and a link to the FDA's list of recalled products—here. If you have questions about individual products, go to their official websites; they're all posting peanut recall information on their homepages.

All that said, yes, cashew butter is wonderful!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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