Spring Pantry, A Nutritional Powerhouse

Japan's Radioactive Spinach ~
Safe, but Still Terrifying

"The earthquake highlights our sometimes-irrational fears of unsafe food. Nuclear salad, anyone?"

Teruko Saka, 80-year-old farmer, weeds a spinach field in Moriya, Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo, nine days after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan...
Read more: Japan's Radioactive Spinach: Safe, but Still Terrifying; theatlantic.com

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Cooking stories
~ Once, Laura Ann Masura was a punk rock drummer. Then she discovered jam making...
Read more: Laura Ann's Jams: Artisanal spreads with an edge; latimes.com

~ Jamie Oliver, the outspoken British chef, cookbook author and food activist known for improving school food in Great Britain...
Read more: Jamie Oliver in a food fight -- a fattening-food fight; usatoday.com

~ Jonathan Waxman: Food Inspired by Italy, but All His Own; nytimes.com

Pantry notes
~ When Italians speak of mostarda, they mean not French’s or Grey Poupon but a type of candied fruits...
Read more: Mostarda; latimesmagazine.com

~ For this simple soup, all the vegetables are roasted at high heat, caramelizing their natural sugars and enhancing the flavors.
Read more: Think spring. Think asparagus. Think healthy soup. tbo.com

~ Ring in spring at the market; columbiatribune.com
~ Spring onion recipes; bbc.co.uk

Fish fry season
~ During the 40 days of Lent, many Catholics give up eating meat on Fridays, which has led to the long tradition...
Read more: Chicago's Favorite Fish Fries For Lent; huffingtonpost.com

~ Fish fries are popular during Lenten season; columbiatribune.com
~ A fish fry to satisfy - on any day of the week; philly.com

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Healthy corner
~ Appetite for Japanese seafood remains undampened; eatocracy.cnn.com
~ Tip of the Day: How to Check Your Dog's Teeth; abcnews.go.com

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~ Loaded Risotto; leftoversforlunch.com
~ In a Pickle: Pickled Grapes; cookbookarchaeology.com
~ Roasted Tomato Soup; joylicious.net
~ Roast Wild Boar; acoupleinthekitchen.blogspot.com
~ Vegan…or not Vegan – Red cabbage velouté with mixed vegetables; citronetvanille.com

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