Hey Delicious! in Hoboken
Hoboken Food Blogger: Hey Delicious!
New to the blogging scene is Anna, who has created a site called “Hey Delicious!”
“Hey Hoboken! It’s Anna from Hey Delicious! and I’m here to bring you the low-down on all things delicious in this square mile we call home. I’ll be sharing with you recipes, cooking tips, restaurant reviews, food finds, and much more. Have a food question or general comment? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She’ll share her thought here with a monthly column (Guest Columns – Hey Delicious!), but be sure to check her site out regularly for everything in between!
Best in Town: Fresh Mozzarella
By Anna from HeyDeliciousBlog.com
As you know, there are many producers of this Italian staple in town, and with it naturally comes a healthy rivalry. What better way to see which one is the superior cheese than to do a side-by-side comparison? So off I went to Lisa’s, Vito’s, and Fiore’s to pick up big hunks of fresh mozz.
I learned from the young man at Fiore’s that fresh mozz should sit out on the counter and only refrigerate it after 24 hours. Good to know! So here I was at my dining room table with three milky white orbs of delight and a loaf of crusty bread… man, scientific research is tough. I started with Fiore’s. It had a very light milky aroma and a great chewy texture. The flavor was very mild and needed a hefty pinch of salt. Pretty good. Next, I tried Vito’s. This is a big mozzarella; if Fiore’s was Pinot Noir, Vito’s was Cabernet Sauvignon. The texture was big and beefy, with a pleasant creamy smell. The flavor was slightly sweet and slightly salty, very balanced. Last, but not least, we have Lisa’s. The smell was intoxicating: buttery, tart, and creamy. I never knew mozz could smell like this. It was very tender and smooth, and didn’t need extra salt. Considering all the factors, I enjoyed Vito’s mozzarella the best.
They were all super fresh and fantastic, but on this day, Vito’s provided me with the ultimate fresh mozz experience. (Disclaimer: this opinion is solely of your humble author. Please, no death threats)
It’s the holiday season kids and you know what that means: shopping! I like shopping as much as any other girl, but you won’t see me waiting on line at Best Buy on a Saturday to score a cheap DVD player. No, I pretty much take care of my holiday shopping online or within walking distance. Luckily, Hoboken has some awesome small businesses that carry unique and affordable gifts to satisfy your shopping list.
Battaglia’s is a great local home store. They have a great kitchen section upstairs that you have to check out. Here are a few great gifts you can pick up there:
For the fashion forward woman about town in your life:
- Jolly Trolley by Kikkerland – $29.95 – A lightweight shopping cart with a waterproof vinyl shell. Comes in red, white, and black – because shopping should be chic.
For your cooking-challenged single friends:
- Mark Bittman Recipe Cards – “How to Cook Everything”– $16.95 – A great recipe card set originating from Mark Bittman’s bestselling recipe book.
For pretty much anybody (including yourself):
- Bonjour Maximus 8-cup French Press – $49.95 (pictured) – Not only does it come in a fiery red color, it makes great coffee too! Any coffee-lover in your life would drool over this.
Good luck with the new blog, Anna – and see you again in January!