25 December 2013

Top Restaurant Dishes of 2013: Eating Well - Bloomberg




PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT EELLS/BLOOMBERG


"This was, without a doubt, the year of the cronut, Dominique Ansel's insanely popular croissant-doughnut hybrid. But there were other things to eat as well..."

Top Restaurant Dishes of 2013: Eating Well - Bloomberg


22 December 2013

Feasting on Fish to the Seventh Degree - NYTimes.com

Credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

"It’s a Southern Italian (and now Italian-American) custom in which a grand meal of at least seven different kinds of seafood is served before midnight Mass. The fish part comes from the Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Christmas Eve, while the number may refer to the seven sacraments. Or it could be the Seven Hills of Rome. No one is sure, but the tradition has stuck fast."

Feasting on Fish to the Seventh Degree - NYTimes.com






20 December 2013

They're Back! Chesapeake Oysters Return To Menus After Rebound : The Salt : NPR

Image: Katy Adams/Courtesy Clyde's Restaurant Group

"...in the past few years, as The Salt has reported, a handful of watermen have teamed up with scientists to repopulate the bay with oysters born in labs and planted on underwater farms. And the Army Corps of Engineers has been tasked with restoring the Chesapeake's oyster reefs to pre-1900 levels."

They're Back! Chesapeake Oysters Return To Menus After Rebound : The Salt : NPR






19 December 2013

Group Seeks Special Label For Food - ‘Natural’ - NYTimes.com

Group Seeks Special Label For Food - ‘Natural’ - NYTimes.com +

"The trade organization representing the nation’s largest food and beverage companies wants permission to label as “natural” products that contain genetically engineered ingredients like corn, soy, canola and sugar, according to a letter sent to the Food and Drug Administration."





04 December 2013

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks



Highlighting this book,  The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks, by Amy Stewart, for the holidays, just seems appropriate:

"This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party."

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
by Amy Stewart
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1 edition (March 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616200464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616200466
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Available online at Amazon.com