This Weekend in 'New York Times' Food News
Sesame Street's Gone Foodie: On the anniversary episode of this 40-year-old show Michelle Obama extols garden-fresh vegetables.
Recipe Redux: Try bagna cauda, a dip of warm olive oil infused with anchovies and garlic.
Toxic BPA: Nicholas D. Kristof's Op-Ed on Bisphenol A, or BPA, a common chemical found in water bottles and the lining of cans of food that has been linked to cancer, obesity, attention deficit disorder, and genital abnormalities. Also, his blog post on the same topic.
The New Ruby Tuesday: An article in the business section about the transformation of this chain, which now includes wine pairing suggestions on its menus.
Eat the Bouquet: The President and CEO of Edible Arrangements, Tariq Farid, talks about his story and fruit arrangements.
Travel: Banh Mi Doner Kebabs in Hanoi, 36 Hours in Nashville, a small culinary revolution in Valparaíso, Chile (slideshow here), espada of grilled fish with local rice in Bijagós, and aromatic cheeses in Alto Alentejo.
Regional Dining: Cafe Manolo in Westport, CT, local tofu at The Bridge in Middletown, CT, the Tap House in Tuckahoe, NY, the Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, NJ, and Ludlow Bistro in Deer Park, Long Island.
Recipes For Health: Five recipes for the versatile chickpea.