Weekend 'New York Times' Food News
Sake-Steamed Chicken: Trade in crispy for this aromatic chicken with a texture soft as custard.
Diet to Live Forever: The billionaire David Murdock avoids dairy, alcohol, sugar, and salt so that he can live to celebrate his 125th birthday.
Puritan Chefs: Some New York restaurants answer customers' special requests with a "no way."
Making Waves in Chinatowns: A California bill moves to ban the possession of shark fins, and thus the popular Chinese shark fin soup.
Farming's Next Generation: Young people, inspired by "punk rock, Karl Marx and the food journalist Michael Pollan" are choosing careers in farming.
Truffle Lawsuits: North Carolina black Perigord truffles have residents excited—and suing each other.
When to Throw Out the String Cheese: "Only in recent decades have we ceded control of our refrigerators and pantries to nameless bureaucrats and faceless corporate automatons."
Love of Soup: Soup recipes with infinite variations.
Healthy Muffins: Muffins made with buckwheat or cornmeal are satisfying and tasty.