Food & Drink

Consume: Our favorite food products this week

Nugget butterflake rolls
Nugget butterflake rolls

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Butterflake rolls

$1.99 for four; Nugget Markets; www.nuggetmarkets.com

Search no further for your holiday table bread. These flaky rolls from Nugget’s own bakery are moist, light and taste like they contain a somewhat obscene amount of butter. Delicious.

Pour

Burgess Brothers BBQ sauce

$6 for a 16-ounce jar; Safeway, Save Mart, Raley’s and other local stores; www.burgessbrothersburgers.com

From a local joint near City College owned by brothers Matt and Jon Burgess comes an exceptional barbecue sauce that will have you licking your fingers. With a touch of anchovies and tamarind, it’s got an addictive salty-sweet taste.

Cook

Williams-Sonoma braising bases

$12.95-$18.85 for a 24.5-ounce jar; www.williams-sonoma.com

You know braising, right? It’s the centuries-old method of slow cooking tough cuts of protein, transforming them into fork-tender masterpieces. The key element is the seasoned braising liquid, which can be time consuming to assemble. Williams-Sonoma offers a tasty shortcut with its variety of braising bases. The flavors are intriguing: leek-truffle, maple-bourbon, ginger-sesame, artichoke-roasted garlic, citrus-garlic, Meyer lemon, apple cider-sage, beef stew, Hungarian paprikash, beef bourguignon, Yankee pot roast, coq au vin, osso buco and chicken fricassee. Find them at the Williams-Sonoma stores in the Galleria center (1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville) and in the Pavilions center (525 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento).

Try

Zoup chicken broth

$5.99 for a 31-ounce jar.; Nugget Markets; www.zoupbroth.com

Cold weather means soup for dinner. Make it easy on yourself with this aromatic and flavorful broth that needs nothing more than chicken, vegetables and noodles to make a meal.

Read

“Hive-Mind”

$18; 304 pages; Lisa Hagen Books; www.gabriellemyers.com

Sacramento Valley author Gabrielle Myers’ new tome is a poignant farm-to-fork memoir, tracing her adventures on an organic farm and the impact of the suicide of the farm’s female owner.

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