Marsilio’s Review; Getting Kids to Eat Right; Your Cookie Recipe = $1000?; More

MARSILIO’S

This erstwhile Chambersburg Italian stalwart has resurfaced in Ewing. The incomparable chicken cacciatore is back – but how does the rest of it measure up? Here’s my review from the October issue of New Jersey Monthly.

THE NO-YUCKS FACTOR

Since 2005 Stacey Antine’s HealthBarn USA in Wyckoff (and now Westchester NY) has been getting real results teaching kids and their parents how to eat well and happily. You may have seen her on Rachael Ray and CNN. Here’s my Princeton Packet profile – with recipes – of her first book, just out. The book’s title: Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to be a Great Eater.

ARE YOU AN INVENTIVE BAKER? WIN $1000!

Like to bake? The founder of Tate’s Bake Shop – you’re probably familiar with her Southampton (NY) company’s high-end packaged cookies – recently published a cookbook titled Baking for Friends, and you can win $1000 by downloading from the website, adapting, and personalizing 1 of 5 cookie recipes. Check out the details on the Tate’s website.

MY GUEST SPOT ON DELAWARE VALLEY RADIO

Recently I was interviewed on radio station WDVR, based in Sergeantsville. Host Walt Haake and I had a lively discussion on everything from Mayor Bloomberg’s big-soda ban to what I look for when I review restaurants. Listen to it here.

AN EASY, EXCEPTIONAL RECIPE FOR BEANS

How is it possible I haven’t mentioned Rancho Gordo heirloom beans here before? I’ve been a fan and customer of Steve Sando’s Napa-based enterprise for years. His October newsletter (You like beans? Sign up – you won’t regret it) includes a recipe for cannellini beans cooked in the oven with a head of garlic, left whole. It’s from the blog of his pal Judy Witts Francini , a talented American woman who has lived in Tuscany for years, where she runs a well-respected cooking school and culinary tour biz, Divina Cucina. I was hooked on her bean recipe as soon as I read this:

an oven-baked version which also creates a cassoulet style crust on top of the beans

I have used other of Ms. Francini’s recipes before and they are uniformly great. Check out her oven-roasted bean recipe here.

 

ALZHEIMERS = NEW TYPE OF DIABETES?

Did you catch Mark Bittman’s piece about Alzheimer’s as Type 3 Diabetes? Makes a lot of sense to me. What do you think?

One response to “Marsilio’s Review; Getting Kids to Eat Right; Your Cookie Recipe = $1000?; More

  1. That Bittman piece is shocking… and completely not shocking. Nice to know there actually IS something we can potentially be doing to avoid Alzheimer’s though.

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