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Changing traditions: Some Southern food is starting to taste a bit more of the North

Changing traditions: Some Southern food is starting to taste a bit more of the North

The South's love affair with fried chicken, collard greens, gumbo and biscuits is being challenged — and changed — by an unlikely influence. The North.
First there was the maple syrup, then the cheeses. Now Vermont wows with world-class beers

First there was the maple syrup, then the cheeses. Now Vermont wows with world-class beers

GREENSBORO, Vt. - Everyone expects Vermonters to wow the world with their maple syrup and cheeses. But lately the buzz has been about the brews.
THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for cedar-planked pecan, bourbon and brown sugar glazed brie

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for cedar-planked pecan, bourbon and brown sugar glazed brie

My trick to throwing a great party — and I love throwing a great party — is to keep my stress level as low as possible. Because an at-ease host makes for at-ease guests.
Calgary restaurateur Connie DeSousa wins chef award at Terroir food conference

Calgary restaurateur Connie DeSousa wins chef award at Terroir food conference

TORONTO - Not only can Connie DeSousa peel the skin from a pig's head in 49 seconds flat, but the Calgary restaurateur was the winner in the outstanding chef category at a Toronto food conference this week.
Recipe for herb-brined, walnut-crusted chicken thighs

Recipe for herb-brined, walnut-crusted chicken thighs

The curse of roasted chicken — especially when you are working with parts rather than a whole bird — is how easily is dries out. A few too many minutes in the oven can be all it takes to go from juicy to chewy.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for fava bean falafel burgers with cucumber yogurt sauce

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for fava bean falafel burgers with cucumber yogurt sauce

The best-tasting veggie burger I've ever met is falafel. A product of the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried fritters made from ground chickpeas or fava beans that are tucked into pita pockets and drizzled with tahini.

Trial over lead warning labels on baby food sold in Calif. begins in Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO - An expert witness testified Monday that average lead levels in baby foods fall below the threshold for warning labels mandated under a California reporting standard.
Ask Eric Akis: How do we use steel-cut oatmeal?

Ask Eric Akis: How do we use steel-cut oatmeal?

Dear Eric: Could you give me some information about Scottish oatmeal? How is it different from “regular” oatmeal, and can you use it instead of oats in recipes or do you have to treat it differently? Lucie Dear Lucie: After harvesting, oat grains are
Sandra Lee switching gears after her 25th cookbook to focus on home and garden and magazine

Sandra Lee switching gears after her 25th cookbook to focus on home and garden and magazine

Sandra Lee says her next cookbook will be her last. At least for a while. The Food Network star known for semi-homemade cooking — and more recently as the live-in girlfriend of New York Gov.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for kind of carpaccio for a carnivorous child

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for kind of carpaccio for a carnivorous child

My 8-year-old has very set notions of what constitutes a great steak. It has to be rare and it has to be sweet. The rare part he takes to an extreme. He'd prefer if the cow meandered into our kitchen and he could just take a fork to it.