Peas are high in protein, fiber and micro-nutrients, and chefs are showcasing the seasonal vegetables in a range of springtime dishes. The Warehouse Restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colo., serves sugar snap peas with wild mushroom ravioli and mushroom-wine sauce and garnishes the dish with pea shoots.
Florida citrus growers likely lost as much as 70% of their crop this year due to damage from Hurricane Irma, on top of mounting losses to disease in recent years, writes Andrew Furman. Demand for Florida orange juice ebbed and flowed over the past century, and it's waning now as pediatricians warn parents off sugary drinks.
Food safety officials in the EU have identified frozen corn as the cause of a listeriosis outbreak that sickened at least 32 people between December 2015 and this month. The five-country outbreak resulted in the deaths of six people, officials said.
China's first move in retaliation for the Trump administration's new tariffs will be a 15% tariff on produce and other agricultural products from the US, according to a Chinese government website. The list includes fruits and nuts such as apples, cherries, strawberries, almonds and walnuts, as well as wine.
Restaurants are catering to the latest trends even during late-night hours, offering up more sophisticated food options and healthier fare than traditional bar snacks, writes Mandy Ellis. New twists on breakfast items are popular with the late-night crowd, as are Asian dishes including ramen and unconventional sushi.
Black rice lends an attractive purple hue to rice pudding, as well as the nutrition of whole grains, Ellie Krieger writes. Chia seeds add additional nutrients and help thicken the honey-sweetened pudding, which will have a chewier texture and fewer calories than traditional varieties made with white rice.
Future cocktail trends will draw on popular drinks from years past, presenting classics in new ways, according to Micah Melton, beverage director of Chicago's Aviary. Melton's Zombie Panda -- a force-carbonated twist on the pisco sour served over flavored ice -- is one of five futuristic drink recipes from top bartenders highlighted in this story.
Wines from single vineyards have become synonymous with quality, but Australia's regional blends from vintners like Penfolds reflect the country's best winemaking qualities, Christina Pickard writes. She cites Campbell Mattinson's book "The Wine Hunter," in which he wrote "[t]his critical, and incredibly difficult, transformation of Australia's wine image may never have happened without the profound impact of Penfolds Grange."
Archaeologists have discovered some of the world's oldest wine in the Chinese province of Shaanxi. The rice wine, found sealed in a pot recovered from a tomb, is believed to be more than 2,000 years old but is still well-preserved.
A company that created a reusable wine bottle with a touch screen is shutting down, citing last fall's California wildfires as one reason. Kuvee's touch screen let wine lovers order wine cartridges that could stay fresh up to 30 days as they were enjoyed by the glass.