A new law banning Boston eateries from serving food with trans fat has bakers scrambling to update their recipes. The challenge is to keep the flakiness and lightness imparted by trans fat without compromising flavor.
Jeremy Fox, formerly a pork-loving carnivore, is gaining renown for his way with vegetables. A cauliflower dish from his meat-free Ubuntu restaurant in California earned praise from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and is offered here, along with other recipes.
In the past decade, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been growing a "new demographic" of foodies: candy and cheese makers, butchers and other artisan-style business owners who appreciate traditional methods and a feeling of community.