The Tasting Panel magazine

January 2014

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New Year, New Beginnings Dear Lord, no more eggnog. We're grateful that the pumpkin-spice panic has passed and that latkes are a mere oildrenched memory, because 2014 is here, and we're determined to make it a fit and fruitful year! Marketplace is here to help you and your customers kick off the year with style—without breaking a single New Year's resolution. by Rachel Burkons Get Gluten-Free If you wish your New Year's resolution was to eat more pasta, fear not—you're not crazy! Here to make pasta a healthful endeavor are Tolerant Foods Pastas, made entirely from one ingredient: either red lentil or black beans. But this noodle won't have you craving its gluten-laden cousin; the pasta is savory and tasty, and cooks to that noodle texture we've all come to know and love. Even better? The stuff is super healthy, packed with protein, USDA organic, vegan, low on the glycemic index and even kosher. Go ahead—give in to your pasta craving today! Smell Story If you thought scratch-and-sniff books were for kids, think again: Renowned wine expert Master Sommelier Richard Betts is here to teach the basics of wine to consumers, all with the help of the classic children's formula in his new book, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. Offering a smartly-illustrated and pleasantly-scented version of Wine 101, this book offers beginners nose-on answers to timeless queries like what the difference is between black and red fruit flavors, or how oak affects the end result. Charming and fun, your customers will flip for this novel concept, and you'll be able to satisfy your viniferous cravings without ingesting a single calorie. 90  /  the tasting panel  /  january 2014 TP0114_66-108.indd 90 12/19/13 9:48 PM

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