Canned Foods Canon

The Canned Canon

Some ingredients are better straight from the tin. Really Anchovies: Briny with a deep umami flavor, rich oil-packed ’chovies zing up salad dressings, pasta sauce, pizza (naturally), and more. Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes are at peak flavor for a brief spell each year, but cans seal in summer ripeness for any…

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Roland® Tahini

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tahini

Tahini is the thick spread that results from grinding hulled and lightly roasted sesame seeds, and it’s everywhere these days, from hearty overstuffed falafel sandwiches to dainty modern salads. But for an ingredient so ubiquitous, it remains shrouded in mystery to many fans. What is tahini, exactly? Where does it…

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Roland® Israeli Couscous

The Most-Ordered Middle Eastern Roland Foods Product of 2017

The votes have been cast, the ballots tabulated, and the results are in: Israeli couscous—the lightly-toasted, round pasta with a mild taste and springy texture—was the all-time favorite Middle Eastern ingredient from the Roland Food’s 2017 catalog, with more customers ordering it than any other. Also known as “ptitim” or “pearl…

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Za'Atar Israeli Couscous Salad

Za’atar Israeli Couscous Salad

Serves 12-16 Roland Foods’ most popular Middle Eastern ingredient of 2017 is the star of the show in this satisfying side dish. Za’atar adds a zesty note, while tahini lends a welcome creaminess. Pistachio and olive oils bring the flavors home, with floral and spicy notes that kick things into…

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What You’ll Be Eating in 2018

As we prepare to chow down on the last morsels of 2017, one thing is quickly becoming clear: We’ll eat notably differently in 2018 than we did this year. After all, palates are fickle things—it’s human nature to crave novel flavors and aromas—and we’re already getting a sense of the…

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