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Chicken Pibil

‘Mexican Today’ and Fast-Track Chicken Pibil

Want to cook Mexican food…tonight? Your friend Pati Jinich, author of the new cookbook “Mexican Today,” is here to help. If  you don’t already know and love Jinich, you should (and will). She’s probably best known as the friendly and accessible chef and host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table. She’s also resident chef […]

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Family Dinner: The Screenplay

FADE IN: EXT. BACK PATIO – EARLY EVENING A late-summer evening in a typical suburban backyard. A family of four is gathered around the dinner table. MOM is serving salad on each plate. DAD has just finished filling water glasses. KID 1, age 7,  is fiddling with his vegetables while KID 2, age 4,  has pulled […]

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Family Dinner: The Survey

Do you eat dinner as a family? If not, what are the challenges you face in getting everyone together at the table? Our friend Grace Freedman over at EatDinner.org (Research, Education, and Resources on the Benefits on Eating Dinner With Your Family) wants to know, and you can help her with her research by taking the […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: April 1

Friday Food News Wrap: April 1

There’s some news this week that we’d like to think is just an April Fool’s prank, but sadly, it’s not. At the top of the list is the vote by an FDA advisory panel that there is no proof that artificial food colorings cause hyperactivity in children, so there’s no need for special warning labels […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

After a slight lull over the holidays, it’s been a busy week in food news. Topping the list is yesterday’s release of proposed federal guidelines for school lunches by the USDA, the first such change in 15 years. The recommendations (prompted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last month) include cutting salt and fat, adding […]

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Sit Down, Mom and Dad.

Six. That’s how many times the grownups in our house got up during dinner last night (yes, we counted). First someone needed another fork. Then we realized we didn’t have a drink for Kid #1. Then someone wanted a different salad dressing. Then we had to retrieve Kid #2, whose trip to the bathroom turned […]

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