In Print: Clips from Food Sections

460368125. – The Chicago Tribune Easter Ham: What to buy, How to carve “The three most important things to consider are your party size, whether you want soup and your abilities with a carving knife.”

4. – The Boston Globe Meat me Halfway “But lately the food world has seen a slight retreat from this meaty fervor – a step back, a measured gaze, and a thought bubbling up: Perhaps less is, after all, more. This isn’t polar opposition to the carnivorous lifestyle. People still love their meat. They are simply moving toward balance.”

3. – The LA Times Homemade Easter Candy, An Old-fashioned Treat “This year, I’ve decided to make three of my favorite candies for our Easter baskets: sugar-dusted marshmallows, cream cheese mint straws and hand-dipped chocolate eggs with almond butter centers. The contents of my basket settled, I bring out the ingredients I’ll need to make them, for the most part, pantry staples — sugar, chocolate chips, peppermint extract and honey among them. Almost instantly, I notice, the kitchen begins to smell like a candy store.”

2. – The NY Times Building on Layers of Tradition “They start by reinventing the banh mi — the classic street-vendor Vietnamese-French sandwich. They are taking it back to its roots with house-cured meats that blend French, Vietnamese and Chinese influences, but also nudging it forward with cross-cultural fillings (Polish sausage), local breads (crisp rolls from Parisi Bakery in Little Italy), and American influences like the sloppy Joe.”

1. – The Washington Post Bring on the Feast “But first, before anyone can fill a plate, they all must play the traditional red egg game. Twelve dozen bright-red hard-cooked eggs are passed out to the nearly 175 adults and kids. The color of the eggs represents Christ’s blood. The idea is to bang your egg against someone else’s, pointy end to pointy end, with one person calling out “Christos anesti” (Christ is risen). After the eggs hit, the other person responds, “Alithos anesti” (Truly he is risen). Then you repeat, using the opposite end of your egg. The object is to crack the other person’s egg while leaving yours intact. (For obvious reasons, kids adore this tradition.) Another benefit to the game: You can nibble on the egg while waiting for your meal.”

photo from The LA Times

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