Food news roundup

Some interesting new ethnic restaurants have popped up around the Triangle, including a Filipino place in Chapel Hill. News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) restaurant reviewer Greg Cox has the rundown here.

It looks to me like cookbook author Paula Deen is letting her hair grow out, too, much like your humble blogger. Wonder if she has guys coming up to her in the produce section now, too? (Guys and longer hair – what is it?) See for yourself in a video of Deen’s Charlotte book signing on the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer’s web page, here.

If someone you cook for has a food allergy, you should check out the Feed With Care blog in the Independent Weekly (Durham, N.C.). Raleigh writer Joyce Clark Hicks writes about struggling to feed a child with allergies, and recipes she has found that work and taste good. It’s here.

At the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, they’re indulging in asparagus. Whether paired with prosciutto or smoked mozzarella, it’s hard to go wrong with the spring vegetable. Read the recipes here.

For the traditional Jewish deli, it’s “change or die,” as my J-school dean used to say. The New York Times writes about how the old-fashioned deli is evolving, and Neal’s Deli in Carrboro, N.C. is mentioned. Read more here.

The Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune wants to teach us all how to build a better meatball. And don’t you just hate a structurally unsound meatball? The scoop is here.

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