| Feb 10, 2009
Re “Ex-employees describe peanut plant as ‘filthy.’ ” Feb. 7
All I keep hearing about is what's wrong with Food and Drug Administration food inspection techniques. But according to workers at Peanut...
| Feb 16, 2009
The federal agencies that are supposed to safeguard the nation's food have long resisted calls, including those from us, for merging into a single food authority. Amid the peanut-product salmonella outbreak, though, it's hard to imagine how their...
| Jan 14, 2009
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: This recipe calls for a wok. Quinoa is generally available at health food stores as well as at well-stocked supermarkets, including Whole Foods stores.
2 cups quinoa
1 quart water
1/4 cup peanut oil...
| Jan 15, 2009
Questions remain about the causes and recent increases in the number of children and adults with food allergies. The fact that such allergies are very common in the United States, Canada, Europe and other industrialized countries around the world,...
| May 13, 2009
The nasi bungkus at Java Spice is a magnificent Indonesian meal, a picnic banquet swathed in fresh-cut banana leaf that looks something like a pregnant shoe box. Inside are generous chunks of coconut-infused chicken, smoldering chile-laced beef rendang,...
| Nov 4, 2009
Thai peanut chicken wings
Total time: About 1 hour, plus marinating and cooling times
Servings: 8 to 10
Zest of 3 Key limes
1/2 cup Key lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon vanilla extract...
| Nov 4, 2009
At first glance, Key limes are hard to resist. Bright green, shading to lemon yellow, smooth, compact and tiny, they're adorably cute -- yeah, cute, just like a little puppy. It's hard not to want to snatch a bag or two along with your other groceries....
| Nov 29, 2009
During a recent visit to my husband's hometown, we watched as a colorful local character saunter into the downtown Roanoke coffee shop where we were refueling.
"Slow," as he prefers to be called, was decked out in a leather and leopard-print ensemble...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 7:09 PM
There are deals, and then there are delicious deals. But sometimes it's tricky to distinguish between the two when restaurants' offers of "buy one, get one free" and "half-price on Wednesdays" are as commonplace as tuna tartare or beet salad.
| Feb 24, 2010
| 8:23 AM
Skewered Japanese Eggplant With Peanut Sauce
Active Work and Preparation Time: 25 minutes * Vegetarian
Note: Japanese eggplants are very small and tender and usually have a beautiful lavender shade, although you may find white- and purple-skinned...
| Feb 18, 2010
Snaking through the city of Liuzhou in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Liu River dominates the landscape -- and the flavors of the food.
The local specialty, luosifen, a crave-worthy rice noodle soup, is so treasured in this...