June 1, 2011 The way journalists write affects how the public consumes news and understands the world. One topic deeply connected to our daily lives is food. The Associated Press recently released the print edition of its 2011 Stylebook, which offers a new food guidelines section. Whether in broadcast, print or in the blogosphere, many follow the Stylebook. The new section focuses on food, wine and spirits. Associated Press Food Editor J.M. Hirsch talks about compliling the food guideline and spells out some of the trickiest words out there.
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June 1, 2011 There are many other brands of chocolate-hazelnut spreads, and it can even be made at home. But for food writer Monica Bhide, there is only one Nutella. This sweet, cheerful reminder of her childhood inspires recipes and serving suggestions from fellow fans near and far.
May 31, 2011 Can you think of a favorite meal you really enjoyed? What if you could remember these special meals — the food and how it tastes? Chef Bryon Brown has created a theatrical dinner project in Washington, D.C. that uses memory science to help diners remember what they eat.
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May 30, 2011 It's easy enough to make a meal delicious, but how do you make it memorable? A supper club called Sensorium set out to do just that, using a little memory science to engage all the senses in the service of the palate.
Dan Pashman's Cheeseburger With Cheese On The Bottom.
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May 28, 2011 This Memorial Day weekend, Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison — the guys behind the popular blog and podcast The Sporkful — bring you their finest secrets, tips and tricks to make the most of your time at the grill.
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A chunk of bluefin tuna (center) at a sushi restaurant in San Francisco.
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May 27, 2011 Despite urging from environmental groups, the federal government has decided not to list Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species. It's the huge, majestic fish that's sold around the world as high-end sushi.
Workers pick onions on a Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Ga. Farmers are concerned that the state's new legislation meant to bar illegal immigrants from the workforce will scare away migrant laborers.
May 27, 2011 In Georgia, farmers have almost everything they need for a successful early harvest, as squash, peppers and peaches are ready for market. But one thing's missing: someone to pick them. They blame the state's new immigration reform law, saying it's keeping itinerant workers away.
May 27, 2011 Chef Bob Waggoner, host of UCook! with Chef Bob on PBS, is known for his southern haute cuisine. We've invited him to play a game called "It's delicious ... you just have to be willing to chew it for a while." Three questions about very northern cuisine.
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Homemade sausage is a perfect treat for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the outdoor grilling season.
May 25, 2011 The traditional start of grilling season — Memorial Day weekend — offers an opportunity to impress cookout crowds with freshly made links or patties.
May 23, 2011 This week, we ask the question: Why are there double cheeseburgers, but no double hot dogs? As an experiment, we picked up some dogs (Chicago-style, of course), and made our own.
A buffet at a Double Quick convenience store in Holmes County, Miss., shows a wide array of fried foods.
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May 19, 2011 A new collaboration with Oxford American magazine spotlights the South, starting with a dispatch from the most obese county in the U.S.
May 19, 2011 What does it mean to live in a nation where one 1 of every 3 people is obese? In countless ways, obesity is changing the way we work, live, eat and travel. Here, a sampling of some of those changes.
Crowds gather at L.A. Street Food Fest last year, where food trucks competed for awards such as "Best in Show" and "People's Choice Award."
May 18, 2011 With more and more entrepreneurs starting up food trucks in Los Angeles — and corporate trucks like Domino's getting into the act — some fear the once-underground foodie scene has been co-opted. And some food bloggers and trend watchers are predicting the movement's demise.
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May 18, 2011 During recessions, families often times cut back on discretionary spending. One of the areas they might sacrifice is the budget for eating out. Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema about some of the trends he has seen in the restaurant industry during this recession.
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May 18, 2011 Bearing no relation to the stringy, bland canned version, fresh bamboo shoots invoke a spirit of gratitude in these savory recipes with Japanese roots. The young tips of the hardwood stalks — tender and aromatic, with a taste like artichoke, corn and hearts of palm — are a fleeting springtime crop.
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