No Cookies For The Kids: A recent ban on bake sales in New York schools prompts reactions in words and in drawings.

Scales vs. Measuring Cups: Why is is that most Americans don't use scales but most baking professionals use them exclusively?

Secret Bar, Revealed: The Back Room at Café Select in SoHo has the feeling of "a grown-ups' version of a children's den."

Unusual Greens: Go green and try purslane, endive, and dandelion greens in these healthy recipes.

McDonald's and the Mona Lisa: Along with many other measures being taken to modernize the Lourve a McDonald's restaurant and McCafé are set to open near the museum next month.

A Night Out With: The directors of the new film adaptation of the children's book, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

The Future For Fish: Global Warming will mean more fish being caught near the poles, but fewer in the tropics.

The Food Issue: This week the magazine is all food: including Michael Pollan's 'Rules to Eat By', experiments in calorie restriction, an interactive timeline of Jamie Oliver's career along with his quest to get America to loose weight, and food banks go local, along with many other pieces focused on food.

Travel: 36 Hours in Berlin, elderfower cocktails in Copenhagen's happening Kodbyen district, and the restaurant Eat Art Esslokal in Austria serves up risotto with plums.

Regional Dining: Atlantica in Long Beach, Long Island; Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill, New York; Pho 99 in Franklin Park, New Jersey; and menu specials are luring customers in Connecticut.


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