Taste test

  1. Taste Test | Half-year wrapup

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    Twice a year, we like to give readers a list of the foods our tasters rated highly the previous six months. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Taster's Choice column, we've retried a few of the foods we sampled in the column's earliest days. Frozen garlic bread, hot dogs and salsa were sampled the first summer the …

  2. Taste test: salsa, Part 2

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    In this, the second installment of salsa ratings — there were just too many (16) to do in one tasting — judges had the same dilemma they had last week: Finding one that really wowed them. From last week's eight, judges chose Green Mountain Gringo, Mission, and Pace, although none were huge favorites. The …

  3. Hangover cures abound on the marketplace, but do any really work?

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    Boston Beer Company's Jim Koch recently claimed that, by eating brewer's yeast before drinking, you could avoid getting drunk, even after consuming several drinks. His claims have since proven unlikely to work — if we drink too much, we'll get drunk, and the result likely will be a nasty hangover.