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Eat me: Starr Ridge hors d’oeuvre crackers


Whilst extolling the joys of McQuade’s Celtic Chutneys, I referred to enjoying them with crackers and an unremarkable cheddar. Ah, but I was playing a card close to the vest. You see, the crackers were not so pedestrian.

I’ve been a big fan of Starr Ridge hors d’oeuvre crackers for several years ago, since they began carrying them at Bi-Rite Market when I lived around the corner. They have a wonderful, substantial heftiness, and a rustic wheaty flavor that remains neutral enough not to interfere with whatever you’re serving them with. They come in a variety of flavors, mostly herbal, some more successful than others. Personally, I think the Rosemary Parmesan and Olive Oil are no-fail complements to all manner of cheeses, charcuterie, pickles, fresh fruit and, well, chutneys. Keeping a smattering of these things on hand makes for easy, instant entertaining when friends drop by … and once in a while subs in for a full meal after a long day.

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  1. The black pepper variety Starr Ridge crackers are a staple in my pantry. Good stuff. Great with goat cheese, which also seems to be a staple! And you already know how I feel about McQuade’s chutney. I hear Alison has been making some plum and black pepper chutney at the moment, can’t wait to try it.

  2. I LOVE those crackers. And ryc: I know! Right? My Italian family still doesn’t get that chicken counts as meat. They figure if I’m a vegetarian, that means I don’t eat beef, end of story. I’m sure my upcoming trip to Europe will spell my downfall.

  3. I’ll have to look for these crackers. They sound great. Of course here they’ll be $10 a box. Miltons makes a good seeded cracker, we get them at Costco. However, they can be too flavorfull for some uses.
    I’ve been on a lavosh/lavash kick for a couple of years. They’re expensive so I’ve taken to making my own. They’re easy, if time consuming, to make.
    Jenn: Where are you going in Europe? I think some countries will be a lot easier for you. Italy & France would be easier than Germany & Spain.

  4. Amy: Yes, the black pepper ones are also excellent. I, too, am looking forward to her plum/pepper — she mentioned it to me after the post!
    Jenn: Oooh — where are you going? If it includes Spain, abandon all hope now. (Just as Scott says)
    Scott: Perhaps I can send a few boxes your way? I’m not sure if they’ll endure the humidity of your environment so well though.

  5. Rosemary Parmesan is the perfect background for homemade hummus with a strong dash of lemon juice…just sweet!

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