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All We Can Eat: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

To Market, To Market: Jamming With Stefano

Chef Stefano Frigerio's new line of jams, sauces and pastas goes on sale at farmers markets this weekend.

By Joe Yonan  | May 1, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Sustainable Food, To Market, To Market  | Tags:  farmers markets, jam  
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Time to Ramp It Up

Ramps, those wild leeks we love, are coming to Wegmans stores.

By The Food Section  | May 1, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  Bonnie Benwick, shopping  
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Tales of the Testers: Find That #@%! Ingredient

A seemingly common item can turn a 30-minute recipe into a three-hour tour.

By The Food Section  | May 1, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Tales of the Testers  | Tags:  Bonnie Benwick, Mary Pat Flaherty, recipes  
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I Spice: Cinnamon

Monica Bhide, author of "Modern Spice," takes a chef's poll about cinnamon.

By The Food Section  | May 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  I Spice  | Tags:  cinnamon, Monica Bhide  
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A Bunch of Mint Ideas

If you bought mint to make juleps, some more uses for it.

By The Food Section  | April 30, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Recipes, Spirits  | Tags:  Bonnie Benwick, recipes  
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Spirits: Kentucky on My Mind

In the first of his occasional posts, Jason Wilson mixes bourbon with talk of mint juleps. And it works.

By The Food Section  | April 30, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Recipes, Spirits  | Tags:  bourbon, Jason Wilson  
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CSA Scout: Spring Bounty Begins

Our first volunteer CSA Scout reports on her innovative farm share.

By Joe Yonan  | April 30, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  CSA Scout, Recipes, Sustainable Food, To Market, To Market  | Tags:  apples, cabbage, CSA, Joe Yonan, parsnips, radishes, salsify  
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Sustainable Catch: Catfish

When I say catfish, you think, "Ick, tastes like mud." But sustainable catfish is different from most I've tasted. It's got a delicate, almost sweet flavor that doesn't require frying to make it taste good.

By Jane Black  | April 30, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Sustainable Food  | Tags:  Jane Black, seafood  
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Groundwork: I Say Tomahto, She Says Tomayto

Amy Goldman joins Adrian Higgins at the Ripley Center next Tuesday. (Sandi Fellman -- Bloomsbury) The Love Apple, better known as the tomato, will be celebrated next Tuesday evening at the Smithsonian when yours truly has a conversation with...

By Adrian Higgins  | April 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Groundwork  | Tags:  Adrian Higgins, gardening  
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Flour Girl: Waiter, There’s Avocado in My Cupcake

The first of an occasional series on how to put a little squishy green in your baking.

By Leigh Lambert  | April 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Flour Girl, Recipes  | Tags:  avocado, baking, chocolate, cupcakes, Leigh Lambert  
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The First Garden's First Supper

First lady Michelle Obama plants herbs in the White House kitchen garden with students from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington on the South Lawn of the White House. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press) The first produce from the White House kitchen...

By Jane Black  | April 29, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Sustainable Food  | Tags:  Jane Black, Michelle Obama, White House Garden  
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Food Shopping and the 'It' Factor

I shop for food every day, and Scan It! has changed my life.

By The Food Section  | April 29, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  Bonnie Benwick, shopping  
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On Air, Online: Spike Mendelsohn's New Show

Food2 hosts Kelsey Nixon and Spike Mendelsohn. (Kelsey Nixon) Top Chef contestant. Burger entrepreneur. Now add Web TV host to Spike Mendelsohn’s resume. This week, the first episodes of his new Web series, “Kelsey and Spike Cook,” launch on...

By Jane Black  | April 29, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Food Network, Jane Black, Top Chef, Web sites  
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Sandwich Wisdom from the Earl of Scanwich

The Cubano Italiano, adapted from Tom Colicchio's " 'wichcraft" (Clarkson Potter, 2009). (Sandwich scan by Patterson Clark -- The Washington Post) Jon Chonko doesn't think about sandwiches the way he used to. Before a couple of months ago, when...

By Joe Yonan  | April 29, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cooking for One  | Tags:  cookbooks, Joe Yonan, sandwiches  
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Welcome to All We Can Eat!

And by "we," of course, I mean you, too. This Food section blog is starting for one main reason: so we on the staff can communicate directly with our readers more often than once a week. We'll also provide a...

By Joe Yonan  | April 29, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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