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Purim Traditions

Send someone you love a surprise gift to celebrate Purim. These symbolic cookies -- the most common interpretation is that they resemble the three-cornered hat worn by the evil Hammen – are absolutely delicious. Buttery shortbread with prune, poppy seed and apricot fillings presented on a gift-wrapped tray.



L’Etivaz Swiss Gruyère

James Coogan, the cheese buyer at Eli’s Manhattan food market, says this L’Etivaz made in 2018 (the latest available) — nutty, earthy and with a slightly fruity aroma — is the best he’s tasted. For the first time, Jame’s is recommending it for fondue and raclette. And of course, with Eli’s Bread. Available in 3 sizes.

Read about it in New York Times: "A Perfect Cheese for Raclette"

Eli’s Manhattan


New Year’s Resolutions…

…are made to be broken, but let’s try for the month of January to eat more green vegetables. Start with a big pot of soup: onions, leeks, celery and carrots sautéed till beyond golden, chard stems, cubes of squash and shredded Savoy cabbage added with water or chicken stock, once they are soft, add baby spinach or kale or bok choy, let them cook until just wilted. Better yet, call Milton and have all of the above delivered to your door.



Worth getting up for…

Made famous at the Amagansett Farmer’s Market, this glorious creation is available daily at Eli’s Essential’s on 91st Street & Madison, 79th & 3rd, and even at E.A.T. Scrambled eggs on a brioche roll with your choice of cheeses and bacon or ham. Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day.

 What's on Eli's Mind

Cold weather coming at you fast? What are your plans for the unmentionable season ahead? Diet and/or healthy eating, check! Winter citrus from California is a great cold weather treat and it’s in the stores now. I find it as irresistible as candy. Get out of town? Check! Cook more if stuck in town? Good idea—hearty menus and big red wines are my go-to remedy for the doldrums that are sometimes just unavoidable in January and February. A call to Milton in the Home Shop Department is always a good idea. Why go out, when you can have the best of Eli’s delivered to your door?