Hmmm. Sort of a ho-hum week in food news.

The Talk of Thai Town by Linda Burum (LA Times): Regional Thai food is taking off

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The Food Section: September 19, 2007

Food related videos, articles, and more.

Hmmm. Sort of a ho-hum week in food news.

The Talk of Thai Town by Linda Burum (LA Times): Regional Thai food is taking off in Los Angeles, the city with the largest Thai population in the United States. I only include this article because Seattle, which has to have the largest concentration of Thai restaurants in America, should please take note. Screw your massumon, I want kaeng paa plaa duk luuk taw (catfish curry with sator tree beans).

The Proper Cup of Tea by Meredith Arthur and Eric Slatkin (Chow): A video profile of tea master James Norwood Pratt, part of Chow's series on obsessives. This man deserves a smoking jacket.

As FDA gets tough on China seafood, it fails to hold others to same standard by Stephen J. Hedges (Chicago Tribune): I had no idea that the United States imported 85 percent of its seafood from countries such as China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Would some of these overseas producers be using banned antibiotics and other contaminants? Yes, they apparently would.

Last week, the Food Network held auditions for contestants for its Next Food Network Star reality show. One hopes their casting directors are also peruse the growing number of food YouTube cooking shows. Why, if you don't mind bad production values and minimal editing, you can learn how to make Thai noodles, Brussels sprouts, ramen (warning: extra annoying), sushi rice, BBQ goat, turkey bolognese, and a delicious looking Guyanese roti :) (emoticon not mine). Bonus link: Heavy Metal Chef, already a Berkeley public-access superstar.

 
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