This month's What's Tasty is a mash-up of delights for the foodie. Whether you're looking for help entertaining, tea options, or hot from the oven breads we've got it…
Have you ever seen those catalog ads for little plastic trays to carry appetizers, the ones that also have a built-in notch to hold the stem of a wine glass? The ad usually features a cocktail party filled with urbane-types chatting it up, each effortlessly balancing their personal stash of food and drink in one hand. Well, I've never been very tempted to try those trays-probably because I tend to talk with my hands. But if your friends are more subdued in their conversational skills, Totally Bamboo has made a good looking version out of-you guessed it-eco-friendly bamboo. But rather than destined to be hidden away until your next party, these dual-purpose 10 ½ x 6 ½ -inch Bamboo Puzzle Party Platters can be linked together and lined up on a buffet for an interesting serving piece. Check out their web site www.totallybamboo.com for lots of other very cool bamboo gift items, many priced at under $20. —picked by Peggy Fallon
When life gets to be a bit much, not many things can calm and center me like a great cup of tea. That being the case, I'm always on the hunt for that next great brand to make the experience that much more satisfying. Enter Village Tea Company (Dallas, TX), founded by a dashing, young, self-made man. Village Tea Company offers teas such as Sassy Green Tea and Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger tea. The quality of this tea is one that you can see as well as taste. Check them out at www.villageteaco.com. —picked by Heather Jones
Want hot and tasty flatbread from the oven without making it yourself? Well, sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too… Stonefire Flatbreads use a commercial tandoor oven to produce authentic, buttery flatbread that will let you have that hot and tasty flatbread in minutes. The instructions say to warm the flatbread in the oven, but I found that broiling a short time adds a bit of crispness to the outside that made them even tastier. Either way they offer a quick way to have warm flatbread (aka naan) with dinner. And they store well in the freezer without compromising taste. Available nationwide see www.stonefire.com for details. —picked by Foodie Pam
Disclosure: Items discussed in this post may have been provided to Project Foodie by vendors, publicists, and/or manufacturers.
Disclosure: Samples of products discussed in this post may have been provided to Project Foodie by publicists and/or manufacturers.