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In Print: Clips from Food Sections

5. – The Chicago Tribune 2010 Good Eating Awards “Good Eating salutes those people in the Chicago-area food and beverage world who are making a difference through their passion, vision and commitment to quality. This year’s awards go to a range of experts, including entrepreneurs, auctioneers, consultants, cooks and cheese mongers. All have enhanced the Chicago scene with their accomplishments.”

4. – The Boston Globe Party of Two “We’re splurging on Valentine’s Day this weekend, buying luxurious ingredients, giving them our full attention, and eating well at our own table. Cooking at home is always less expensive than dining out – no waiters, no one to clean up for you. The sweetheart holiday falls on a Sunday this year, so make something early for the kids, usher them off to bed or a video, and settle in for a few quiet moments. This trio of menus gives you suppers for two with leftovers to turn into other meals.”

3. – The LA Times Artisan liquor makers navigate the market’s shifting tide “They were hardly prepared for many of the day-to-day challenges, such as navigating state liquor regulations, battling with large spirits companies for retail store shelf space, and persuading consumers to pay top dollar for a hand-crafted product. As Khosrovian and many of his juniper berry-obsessed colleagues have discovered, the daydreams of selling small-batch, hand-crafted spirits on the merits of taste alone are hardly reality in a business dominated by large corporate distillers with deep advertising pockets that offer similar, and often less expensive, products.”

2. – The NY Times A Viagra Alternative to Serve by Candlelight “Couples hoping to bring Valentine’s Day dinner to a satisfying conclusion may be tempted by the special menu offered by One if by Land, Two if by Sea in Manhattan and, in particular, the Black Forest dessert. It’s a chocolate pistachio brownie bar with chocolate meringue sticks, crème fraîche ice cream, cherry gel and sweet cherries. But beware! One study found that the scent of cherries significantly decreases sexual arousal in women.”

1. – The Washington Post It’s the Year of the Noodle “At China Boy, one of the handful of food shops in Washington’s now-sparse Chinatown, a couple of older Chinese men sit at tables, having an easy conversation in Cantonese. A woman brings them two orders of tripe soup with flat rice noodles, steam wafting from bowls. But there’s a lot more going on at this 27-year-old shop than mere lunch service. China Boy’s fluorescent lighting and Formica tables obscure its importance to the area’s Asian cuisine.”

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In Print: Clips from Food Sections

5. – The Boston Globe Any way you Slice it, NY Bagel Business is Going Strong “Various phases of the no-carb, low-carb diet have disrupted the bagel business here, but bagel makers bounce back and so do bagel buyers. There’s that moment, dashing to work, when a bagel will offer just the right amount of nourishment before a morning meeting. And then there are Sundays, when delicatessens offering bagels are filled with customers. Today’s bagel eater has more choices than ever. There are low-carb bagels, whole wheat bagels, and the relatively recent “scooped” bagel, in which the insides are tossed out so only the crusty exterior remains.”

4. – The Chicago Tribune How to Know when a Watermelon is Ripe “The hard rind of a watermelon can be up to an inch thick and doesn’t soften as it ripens. It’s green when ripe, green when unripe. So, how to select a watermelon wisely? And how to use it wisely?”

3. – The NY Times Los Angeles Stages a Fast Food Intervention “A new weapon in the battle against obesity was rolled out last month when the Los Angeles City Council decided to stop new fast food restaurants from opening in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods… The Sisyphean struggle against poor diets has included booting soda from schools, banning trans fat and, more recently, sending New Yorkers into dietary sticker shock with a law that requires calorie counts be posted on menus, right next to the prices.”

2. – The Philadelphia Inquirer Preppy Pops: They’re liquor on a stick “These are pops with – pop. They’re peppy frozen cocktails on a stick, kicky and not for kids.”

1. – The Washington Post Unveiling the Top Tomatoes “In fact, the readers who submitted the first-, second- and third-place entries in the Food section’s second annual Top Tomato recipe contest have something in common: They made the most of what was available.”

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