The May-July issue is available in stores now, compliments of Kowalski's!
And now for something completely different …
Well, not entirely. We've worked some typical summer fare into this season's issue of At Home, including strawberries, salads and burgers, but we left some room to play. Alongside the stunning strawberry pie from our cover, we're suggesting a somewhat different way to serve strawberry shortcake – kabobs, anyone? Even our most mainstream players are spotlighted in unexpected ways. We're sharing alternative ways to use salad dressings and dips as well as a recipe for marinating a new food: cheese, if you can believe it!
On page 10, you can learn about our recent switch from conventional bananas to 100% fair trade bananas as we expand on our efforts to promote justice and sustainability in the sometimes-troubled fruit market. We're also looking at one of the more unusual vegetables in our Produce Department, the jicama, on page 11. On page 8, Wine Shop Director Brian Mallie shares his picks for "alternative" whites from the Mediterranean, including bottles from a few places you might not expect.
Throughout this issue, Culinary Director Rachael Perron is featuring Middle Eastern foods and flavors, a category of global cuisine that's having a major moment right now. You'll love her aromatic twist on roasted chicken wings below. Her take on grilled pizza (on the facing page) riffs on traditional recipes featured later in the issue, starting on page 20. She even lists a few of her favorite restaurants serving Middle Eastern cuisine on page 21. And don't miss Rachael's take on our "Seasonal Supper" feature that explores the fun of mezze! It's on the back cover.
We round out the issue with a feature about summer flowers on page 12 and offer a peek inside our food truck starting on page 6. Kowalski's The Joy of Good Food Truck is bringing our best-of-the-best street food anywhere you are! Whether you book a private event or find us at a local fair or festival, you're in for a real treat. Find the menu on page 7 and use it to inspire your own summer entertaining occasions.
Food matters! Truth matters!
Mary Anne Kowalski and Kris Kowalski Christiansen
Seasonal Recipe Booklet
Family recipes have been a part of the Kowalski's customer experience and a key point of difference for our brand since the very beginning. Recipes for some of our all-time best-selling and most beloved foods originated in the kitchens of the Kowalskis or those of our families and employees. From Grandma Betty's Famous Chip Dip to Mary Anne's Family Favorite Buttercream Icing, we've been sharing our best with you from day one. As these “Family Favorite” recipes became popular in every department throughout our markets, customers began to ask for them, stopping in, calling or emailing, often to get a second or third copy of a favorite Kowalski's recipe card that they'd held on to for years and misplaced. Like a good neighbor, we've always been happy to share our best recipes.
Pick up a complimentary recipe booklet at the information kiosk in your local Kowalski's or browse through the digital version online.
As always, you can search our entire recipe collection at kowalskis.com/recipes at any time of day or night from your desktop or mobile device. With over 2,000 recipes to choose from, our website is a great place to find the perfect recipe for any meal or occasion.
Looking for Previous Issues?
Back issues of At Home magazine and our seasonal recipe booklets are available online.