Food news roundup

Plenty of soup for you in The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.). There’s gumbo, black bean and a chipotle squash. Check it out here. There is also an interesting article on Aviator Brewing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., a microbrewery which will soon open a restaurant.

Over at the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, Kathleen Purvis offers some wise advice: Don’t eat foods advertised on TV. Read about how she came to that conclusion here.

The Independent Weekly (Durham, N.C.) reviews a new cookbook with recipes designed to appeal to children with food allergies. Columnist Joyce Clark Hicks gives some recipes a test drive with her own kids. Read the results here.

A South Carolina couple purchased and restored an old electric mill and now produce stone-ground cornmeal, grits and corn flour. Read the story in the Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) here. Gotta love the headline, too.

Maya Angelou is known as a writer and professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. N.C., but she is also a lover of good food. The Winston-Salem Journal interviews her about her new cookbook, “Great Food All Day Long,” here.

Tu Bishvat isn’t a blues singer, it’s a Jewish holiday that has something to do with taxing ancient fruit trees, but that’s not important right now. What is important is that the Los Angeles Times has recipes for breads and desserts using dried fruits here in honor of the holiday.

Cabbage: It isn’t just for coleslaw anymore. Find out new ways to use it in the Dallas Morning News, here.

Biscuits vs. cabbage. Pillows of buttery goodness vs. stuff your Mom told you to eat. Sorry. The biscuits in the Minneapolis Star Tribune win. Look here and see if you agree. They have a roll-out recipe. Now, I have always been challenged in that department and have found that drop biscuits taste just as good, they’re just not perfectly round.

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