Hot pot, an Asian cooking tradition that is nearly 1,000 years old, has traditionally been for informal and casual meals. Lately, though, chefs have been taking it to a more sophisticated level, with one chef even offering a version that costs $500 a person.
Casa Sanchez, a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, is once again giving free tacos for life to patrons who get a tattoo of its logo. The deal was so popular when it was first offered in 1999 that only 50 people were allowed to take advantage of it.
Meg Buchsbaum, a CIA grad, has been hired by Whole Foods to find local foods suitable for its Connecticut stores. "I forage around," said Buchsbaum, who is also catering director. "I am a person who has a passion for food and loves to find new things."
At a festival in Frankfurt, Germany, green sauce is ladled over boiled potatoes, and plates of vinegary potato salad are sold along with salads of red cabbage, cucumber and shredded carrot. A recipe for potatoes with green sauce uses spinach, arugula, tarragon and other ingredients.