Thursday, January 18, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: imitation meat

Food trend followers say fake meats are going to be all the rage in 2017. These are the products manufactured to resemble meat in texture and taste, particularly marketed to vegans and vegetarians. Our judges, only one of which is a vegetarian, were not impressed. These meatless products scored some of the lowest ratings in our tastings of the past 13 years. Even with noticeable grill marks on some of the options, judges were not persuaded to use most of these as meat substitutes on their menus. All of the samples were heated on the stove according to package directions.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

Taste test: pot stickers

Taste test: pot stickers

Whenever I order meals at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant I always look for pot stickers on the menu. The tasty Asian dumplings are filled with pork or chicken and veggies and cooked with a perfect balance of steaming and frying. The reason I order ...
Published: 01/16/18

Taste test: Our favorite foods from the past six months

The following is a list of the foods our judges liked the best from our tastings the past six months. Some background on this column: We began publishing the list in 2004 after readers asked for a short list to carry with them on shopping runs. Our p...
Published: 01/08/18

Taste test: New foods from Welch’s, Dannon and Tazo

With every new year comes a promise from our panelists to eat better and try to cut calories. This week we sampled some newer foods on the market in hopes of finding a few treats that won’t break our resolutions. After this tasting, our judges resolv...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: salmon

Taste test: salmon

Whether preparing a postholiday brunch or a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, a platter of thinly sliced salmon is a versatile offering. Our panelists visited the deli and seafood departments of a number of grocery stores, stocking up on the salmon clas...
Updated one month ago