The Food Pages 2/11/16

I'm beginning to really feel how long it has been since I've cooked anything (other than rosemary) out of the garden. The month or so before asparagus season is going to feel so long. Luckily there's always weird things going on in the news to detract from that:

 

  • Something to bookmark if you plan to go out to Charlottesville anytime soon.

 

  • Free snacks may be back, but airplane food is only good for those who can afford it.

 

  • Mike Isabella is taking over at Tyson’s Corner. Watching the articles about this scroll by, I also learned that he blocks several of the food writers around DC.

 

 

 

 

 

  • This has been everywhere so I felt obligated to include it; I can’t imagine actually wanting to eat anything with artificial colors like that. But funfetti is pretty popular so I guess there's a market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Food Pages January 21st

My favorite way to humidify the house is making stock. Pictured is a beef stock made with lots of toasted garlic a la Bon Appetit. 

But judging by the full parking lot at Wegmans yesterday and the numerous pictures of empty shelves at stores that are floating around social media, if you live in the Fredericksburg area you are currently barricaded onto your bed or couch by bottled water, bread and paper products. You would have to do some maneuvering to get to the stove, so maybe you should just read these food stories instead.

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The Food Pages July 23rd

The links are a little late this week; I was driving most of yesterday. But there's lots of great stuff in here. 

In the summer I love making vibrant sauces to go with simply prepared meat/grains, pureed greens/herbs or the drained juice of produce (dice large tomatoes from the market and let them strain over a bowl for an hour or two) make for a fresh, beautiful sauce:

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