This Week's Edible Headlines

Some 220,000 tomatoes were hurled in Bunol, Spain, yesterday for La Tomatina, an annual tradition since the 1940s... Peaches, pineapple, bananas and mangoes are all lovely on the grill - but watermelon? I dare ya.... Drinking tea may be as good - or better - than the prescribed eight glasses of water... Gourmet Magazine rolls out podcasts, supplementing the written word to its stand-alone collection of food essays and stories that came with the magazine's August issue... Political magazine The Nation releases its first-ever Food issue, now available at magazine stands... The Edible publications, quarterly magazines that focus on sustainability in different parts of the country, including The Chesapeake Bay, now have a blog, called Edible Nation, edited by Bruce Cole, who also oversees Saute Wednesday, one of my go-to food blogs.... Yesterday, while shopping in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood with a pal, whose London-based luggage was still missing (and admittedly without a luggage tag), I found a hilarious antidote to her mishap: bacon luggage strips, which, unfortunately, are unavailable in the scratch-and-sniff variety...

By Kim ODonnel |  August 31, 2006; 12:40 PM ET Food in the News
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I got on your chat too late today to respond to the post about rhubarb. Earlier this summer I made a rhubarb chutney to serve with baked ham and it was a huge hit. We have tons of rhubarb in the yard, and I freeze it and have enough to use all winter, usually stewed and served with oatmeal, yogurt, or ice cream. The rhubarb chutney recipe is from

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