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Five on Food: Articles from the Wednesday Dining Pages

Posted in General Interest by melissamccart on July 30, 2008

1) Let the Meals Begin: Finding Beijing in Flushing. New York Times. “The dumplings are juicier here, the noodles springier, the butter cookies flavored with a bit of salty green seaweed, as a cookie at a French bakery might be sprinkled with fleur de sel.”

2) West Coast Brewers Pick Up the Distilling Spirit. LA Times. “Ballast Point is one of a handful of craft breweries and former brewers on the West Coast, including pioneer Anchor Brewing in San Francisco and Sub Rosa Spirits in Dundee, Ore., that have taken up distilling.” One brewer says, “The alchemy of changing malt into beer is essentially one step away from making spirits. . . . Distilling is really a form of advanced brewing.”

3) How to Pickle Peppers, Plums, and More. San Francisco Chronicle. Slow Food Nation participants pickle up for the Labor Day event. With recipes.

4) Beer Leads Wine as America’s Favorite. Chicago Tribune. “A new Gallup poll reveals beer has gained a double-digit lead over wine as America’s favorite alcoholic drink.”

5) Tall Drink of Agua. Boston Globe. From boiled hibiscus flowers. (The only place locally that I know to get a hibiscus drink is Cork. Any others?)


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  1. Michael said, on July 30, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Spezio serves a prosecco with hibiscus … I think they use the Australia import I saw two years ago introduced at the Chicago NRA show

  2. Alicia said, on July 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Taqueria Nacionale also serves hibiscus aqua fresca.

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