Counter Intelligence

Five on Food: Articles From the Wednesday Dining Pages

Posted in District of Columbia by melissamccart on May 20, 2009

1) In Summer, Putting on the Dog. Washington Post. “I watch over them ravenously as they weep fat, swell and split, offering flavors of smoke, paprika and beef.” I like this line. It’s like a Maurice Sendak image. . . .also, my mini grill article here. It was fun to talk with Chris Schlesinger of How to Cook Meat for it.

2) A Chili Sauce to Crow About. New York Times. “Another caller, hampered by a slight slur, botched the pronunciation of the product name before asking whether discount pricing might be available. Finally, he blurted, ‘I love rooster sauce!’ (A strutting rooster, gleaming white against a backdrop of the bright red sauce, dominates Huy Fong’s trademark green-capped clear plastic squeeze bottles.) ‘I guess it goes with alcohol,’ deadpanned Ms. Lam. . . ” Whether you call it rooster sauce, cock sauce or sriracha, I want to drink it.

3) Markets Spring Forward. LA Times. And restaurants grow to order.

4) Tasters Choice: Bread and Butter PicklesSan Francisco Chronicle.  “Legend has it that bread-and-butter pickles got their name during the Great Depression. The sweet, crunchy cukes were said to be a staple because they were cheap, shelf stable and could become a meal when sandwiched between bread and butter.”

5) Recession Leads Outdoor Cooks to the Grill. Chicago Tribune. Taste buds on a budget.


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  1. Hill Rat said, on May 30, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    The Post article on dogs shows one from Canale’s in Eastern Market, but delicious Manger’s Half-Smokes (the ones served at Ben’s Chili Bowl) are available at the Union Meat Company just a few steps away.

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