Recipe Roundup 1.0

New York Times article by Melissa Clark about the joys of autumn baking, including recipes for tomato eclairs, ratatouille pot pies, and a fig-stilton tart: http://tinyurl.com/y9o9zw3

Mark Bittman for the New York Times gives a recipe for sweet potato salad with black beans, chili, lime and cilantro: http://tinyurl.com/y9xdkh4

NPR story with three corn pudding recipes: http://tinyurl.com/yd9wv9y

Recipe for date bread from Smitten Kitchen: http://tinyurl.com/y8988n7

Recipe for corn chowder with red shrimp from the Wednesday Chef: http://tinyurl.com/yc24og5

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Food News 1.0

Washington Post article by Jane Black about Revolution Foods, a company that is rethinking how to make affordable & healthful school lunches: http://tinyurl.com/ybuvcbw

Washington Post article by Jane Black about Barton Seaver being named chef of the year by Esquire magazine. Does he deserve it? http://tinyurl.com/ybgglp6

NPR story on by Beth Hoffman FarmsReach.com, a company founded in the Bay Area to get organic produce to chefs: http://tinyurl.com/yekoaj8

NPR story by Maggie Mertens on (not) eating your fruits and vegetables: http://tinyurl.com/yc8p765

New York Times article by William Neuman about how too many cows and too much milk equal a headache for the dairy industry: http://tinyurl.com/yegrsgq

In a Newsweek article, Eric Ripert admits he likes American cheese: http://tinyurl.com/y92wcv9

Los Angeles Times article about the new Smart Choices label program. A sign of nutrition or brand marketing? http://tinyurl.com/y8jeyot

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History of Zucchini

Zuc-chi-ni [zōō-kē'nē] is a variety of the plant species, Cucurbita pepo, which is within the genus Cucurbita. The zucchini is one of several different squash types grouped in the Cucurbita pepo species, including acorn squash, crookneck squash, and field pumpkin. Continue reading

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