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Recipe: Warmed Brie Cheese Appetizer With Cocktail Cherries

I had a small Halloween party and am finally getting around to share not only the most simple appetizer recipe ever but also the fact that it was gone in mere minutes! Here we go: 1 Large Slice Triple Cream Brie Cheese1 Portion Fabbri Cocktail Cherries (~1/3 of a large jar)1 Box Breton Crackers Warm the brie in the oven at 350F for awhile. I was drinking but from the photo you can see it was still intact and not completely melted. Let's just say 15 minutes, have a look, decide from there. Take the cherries and dump them on the warm, melted brie. Let sit, have another drink. Serve on a Breton cracker. I say Breton because they're my...

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The Nappi Amarena Cocktail Cherry Story

Nappi Amarena Cocktail Cherries: The Story The story of Nappi begins in 1911 in the village of San Gennaro Vesuviano, which is located in the southern area of Naples, Italy in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Starting as a small shop that would sort and clean fresh fruits and nuts, it slowly grew over time and has always been run by the Nappi family. In the 1950's and 1960's, they expanded and diversified the business, which led to the introduction of the now famous Amarena Nappi cocktail cherries. During the 1990's, the Nappi family invested further into the company with the construction of a new 660,000 square foot facility. This allowed them to blend their history of high quality, traditional...

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Going Live, Cherries and All!

A few months ago, three of us went to the Four Seasons Toronto in the tony Yorkville area. It was after work, we sat down and all ordered an Old Fashioned. Welcome to the real world of Mad Men! OK the cherries we had were absolutely to die for. Instead of being your regular red glow-in-the-dark maraschino cherries that you buy at your local grocery, they were Italian amarena cherries. We couldn't believe our taste buds, they were absolutely phenomenal. So we set out to find them and it was really challenging! In the end we found them in little holes in the wall and I took up the challenge to source them with the goal of sharing them through...

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