The cotton candy dish won for "best presentation" at Houston's annual Caesar salad competition. As the Houston Press reports, the candy was spun — with Parmesan cheese and black pepper — onto a cone made of romaine lettuce. Last year's event included Caesar salad cupcakes and Caesar sorbet.
The snakehead fish, an invasive marine predator that can slither over land, arrived in Washington almost a decade ago. In Asia, it's a delicacy. So a group of celebrity chefs in Maryland are preparing the fish to appeal to American palates. One chef deep-fries snakehead nuggets for a dish he calls "frankenfish tacos."
A five-month investigation by the Boston Globe shows that restaurants in Massachusetts are routinely mislabeling fish, often substituting cheaper, lower-quality fish for what's promised on the menu. Melissa Block speaks to Boston Globe reporter Jenn Abelson about the story.
An advocacy group says Food Day helps local activists feel connected to a national movement. Today there are more than 2,000 events around to country that will try to spur action around food issues like hunger and nutrition.
Sous vide cooking was once the province of chefs at fancy restaurants — and those home cooks willing to shell out close to $1,000 for a water oven. Now, do-it-yourselfers are making their own, inexpensive sous vide cooking rigs, and they're not afraid to brag about the scrumptious product.
Preservationists at Mount Vernon, with the help of the Distilled Spirits Council, have restored George Washington's distillery. Rye whiskey made to the founding father's specifications is now available — for a price.
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