Leah Lizarondo. with her hands covered in plastic bags, gathers stinging nettles.
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April 27, 2012 A Pittsburgh food writer offers a lesson in making pesto out of stinging nettles and garlic mustard — springtime greens often considered weeds.
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A radiologist says more research is needed before everyone throws out their grill brush.
March 30, 2012 Between May 2009 and November 2010, Rhode Island Hospital admitted six patients to its emergency room after they accidentally ingested small wire bristles from the metal brushes used to clean the grill.
Canapes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
March 25, 2012 Prepare your aprons and your rye — Mad Men is back — and with it an unofficial cookbook inspired by the food of the popular AMC show set in the 1960's. The cookbook looks to the restaurants, bars and kitchens that serve as a backdrop to some of the series' most memorable moments.
Linh Nguyen teaches the traditional Vietnamese recipes she learned from her mother and aunts to students at a Culture Kitchen class.
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March 24, 2012 Culture Kitchen, a San Francisco company, hires first-generation immigrants as cooking instructors. It tries to find talented cooks who wouldn't normally be teaching because of a language barrier or lack of formal training.
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The Twitter feed @food52hotline offers confused cooks advice round the clock.
March 22, 2012 The Food52 Hotline, a new service on Twitter, promises 24-hour cooking advice, and it delivers. But don't expect an instant answer in the middle of the night.
Lahori Fish with Imli Pesto, a Pakistani dish.
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March 14, 2012 The cooking show, which will have its semi-finals next week, pits Indian chefs against Pakistani chefs. It exploits the long rivalry between the two countries — something that has rarely been a joking matter.
The laptop is replacing the recipe box in many American kitchens.
March 2, 2012 A new study says social media having an increasingly bigger influence over our food habits: Half of consumers use social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to learn about food. Almost as many seek out recipes on blogs and websites.
Students of the the Dawes School Edible Garden Project, a program of Slow Food Chicago.
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November 9, 2011 Even as home economics classes have been phased out of a lot of schools in recent years, some schools are adding cooking classes back to the curriculum. A new study that evaluates a school cooking program says these hands-on classes do more than just prepare students to cook a decent meal.
Cooked meat may be humans' most efficient energy source.
November 9, 2011 Cooked meat delivers more energy than raw meat, which may have given our human ancestors a big evolutionary advantage. It may also explain why today's humans have a hard time keeping off the pounds, according to researchers at Harvard University.
Lemongrass stalks, when finely chopped, add a unique citrusy note to Thai cuisine.
September 26, 2011 Lemongrass is prized in Southeast Asia for lightening meat dishes and keeping powerful seafood flavors in check, as well as imparting its own unique citrusy, herbal flavor. The Thai people have also traditionally prized lemongrass as a digestive aid.
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