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In Print: Clips from Food Sections

17wedd600.15. – The Chicago Tribune Food and The First Family “And all this interest may have even more to do with Michelle than Barack. Some polls have shown the first lady is even more popular than her husband, and for all the focus on her fashions and her biceps, she’s made food a prime area of interest — especially with her new White House kitchen garden.”

4. – The Boston Globe A Recipe for getting Tweens Shaking and Baking “If tweens just starting their summer vacations put down their Wii controllers and cellphones, Katie Wilton has an old-fashioned idea for staying busy: cooking. And that includes learning to make cream cheese-filled strawberries and other things they will never see on a fast-food menu.”

3. – The LA Times Smart Steak Cuts for Lean Times “In the old days, say about this time last year, it wasn’t so hard to throw a bang-up backyard barbecue: You just picked up some nice, thick 28-day dry-aged prime New York strip steaks, lighted a fire, grilled to medium rare and then made an extended curtain call, trying to appear humble as your guests stomped and cheered.  These days, in case you haven’t heard, things are different.”

2. – The NY Times With This Burger, I Thee Wed “As the wedding season gets into full swing, many brides and bridegrooms are taking a decidedly down-home approach. Bring on the grilled steak, sweet potato fries and Rice Krispie treats (not to mention the checkered tablecloths). It’s enough to have the most sophisticated bride scrambling for her grandmother’s Betty Crocker cookbook.”

1. – The Washington Post Take the Roast Outside “Picture friends sipping daiquiris and chatting as the final flourishes are made on a June supper for eight, to be served in a brightly appointed dining room or maybe al fresco. Conviviality is just a pretext for this gathering; the ulterior motive is, in actuality, to show off a newly acquired culinary skill.”

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In Print: Clips from Food Sections

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5. – The San Francisco Chronicle Posh Squash “Nature seems to have had some of her giddiest moments in the pumpkin patch, judging by the winter squash and gourds for sale at Bay Area markets these days. They have warts and bumps, ridges and furrows, stripes and speckles, and come-hither curves. Few denizens of the produce world are more alluring – or more confusing.”

4. – The Boston Globe CheapSteak “Call it the meat index. If you want to know whether times are tough, ask your butcher. “We are selling so much more hamburg,” says Charles Silva, owner of New England Meat Market.”

3. – The LA Times The Bagel: An L.A. Story “Friedman is not a stickler for a particular-size bagel and does not have a problem tweaking his recipe here and there to suit a customer, but he has been raised in a strict bagel-making tradition. Sitting in his glass-enclosed office looking out over his Brooklyn Bagel factory, the scene does not appear to have changed much in five decades.”

2. – The NY Times Eurpoe Relaxes Rules on Sale of Ugly Fruits and Vegetables “Misshapen fruit and vegetables won a reprieve on Wednesday from the European Union as it scrapped rules banning overly curved, extra knobbly or oddly shaped produce from supermarket shelves. Ending regulations on the size and shape of 26 types of fruit and vegetables, the European authorities killed off restrictions that had become synonymous with bureaucratic meddling.”

1. – The Washington Post Oolong, the Tea Lover’s Tea “Asking a wine, chocolate or coffee expert to pick a favorite is like asking a mother to choose between her children. Not so for tea connoisseurs: Oolong “is the tea that got me hooked on tea,” says importer Brian Wright.”

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5. – Baltimore Sun Nature’s Refresher Delivers an Icy Burst of Flavor “”Mint is the easiest thing in the world to grow,” says Miriam Avins, a Baltimore home gardener who acknowledges she’s not exactly a plant whisperer. “It just survives. You kill it in the summer with lack of water and in the fall it comes right back.””

4. – Chicago Tribune Hot day, Haute Dog!“Classic Chicago-style hot dogs are legendary, with their all-beef snappiness, poppy seed buns, neon-green relish and racy little sport peppers. It’s the summertime nosh of choice for many, residents and visitors alike. But there are times a classic needs updating…”

3. – Denver Post Showdown- Or How I learned to Grill the Perfect Steak “If you’re lucky, you’ve had that one perfect steak. It was probably cooked by someone else. It might have been at a backyard barbecue or a swanky steakhouse. But you remember the way it tasted the same way you remember your favorite scene in your favorite movie — vivid and a little wistful.”

2. – The Philadelphia Inquirer The Mayonnaise Season is Upon Us “My life is ruled by this question: What can I put mayonnaise on today? Of course mayo isn’t in the forefront of my thoughts every single minute, but it is my subconscious reason for approaching the refrigerator when most people open its door for, say, deli turkey, eggs, bacon, cheese for a quesadilla, salami, arugula, leftover meat loaf, or a pickle – all of which, in my world, go splendidly with a cold emulsification of egg yolks, oil and a little acid such as lemon juice – a.k.a. mayonnaise”

1. – NY Times Oyster Farmers Find a Boutique in the Bay “New York oyster eaters who want to look in their own backyard now have more choices than ever. In the waters around Long Island and stretching into the coves of a couple of neighboring states, dozens of boutique growers are finally getting a handle on the deceptively simple art of oyster farming.”

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