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  1. Taste test: Black Forest ham from area delis

    Taste Test

    Recently, I had the opportunity to travel with a small group to Germany and France on a food-writing adventure. We spent an entire day in the Black Forest region and toured a plant where Black Forest ham is cured and packaged. In Europe, ham must come from this particular region or it cannot be labeled as Black Forest …

    Black Forest Ham deli
  2. Taste test: flavored almonds

    Taste Test

    Bartenders know that salty snacks help keep the drink orders flowing. These days, they have even more reinforcements with the number of flavored nuts on the market. We found five brands of almonds infused with unique seasonings. Not only were our judges impressed with the tastes, but they came up with some creative uses …

  3. Taste test: healthy lunch options

    Taste Test

    Preparing and packing school lunches always seems to require more creativity than I can muster. I don't send clever lunch box notes or inspirational messages. But I do try to put together a mix of protein, fruit, carbohydrates and sugar — in that order. I carefully wash all of the fruit and pack it in cute …

     MONICA HERNDON | Times]