Typos a la Carte, Ever a Specialty of the House by Jane Black (Washington Post, thanks to Chow's Grinder ): Apparently, restaurateurs in DC don't


Kids Who Cook, Rich People Who Trade Vegetables, and Other Food News

Typos a la Carte, Ever a Specialty of the House by Jane Black (Washington Post, thanks to Chow's Grinder): Apparently, restaurateurs in DC don't know how to spell. Or else they're actually making salads out of hallucinogens and adding apostrophes to words to spice them up.

Tough Times for the King of Kings by Barry Eastabrook (Gourmet.com): Just after Yukon River king salmon makes its appearance on the market, it's on the brink of disappearing. Thanks to climate change? Pollack fishing boats? No one can say. A heartbreaking story featuring Seattle seafood maestro Jon Rowley.

San Francisco Firm Harvests Potential of Unused Land by Tara Duggan (SF Chronicle): Businesses that plant and maintain organic backyard gardens for wealthy clients I've heard of. Ones that trade vegetables between clients to create a de facto CSA? Very cool.

Fighting Climate Change: Food Miles vs. Food Choices by Mark R. (Ethicurian): Report on a new study that argues that what you eat is more important than where it's grown. Money quote: "Shifting one day per week’s calories from red meat to a vegetable-based diet is equivalent to driving 1,160 fewer miles per year." Somehow, I think that locavores are hardly the Hummers of the food world, but just in case you guys need to make your diets even stricter...

Waiter, There are 1000 Bugs on My Plate by Vikram Vij (Toronto Globe and Mail): Recipe for cricket parathas from Vancouver's master Indian chef, made with the help of a Seattle author. If you're curious. I'm not.

An Early Start in the Kitchen by Elisa Ludwig (Philadelphia Inquirer): Soccer practice. Violin lessons. Math tutoring. And now cooking lessons -- de rigueur for the nation's middle-class children.

Speaking of kids' cooking classes (my favorite part -- "Wait, you're going too fast!"):

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