Food news roundup

Memories of Mama’s cooking are all over The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) here, in anticipation of Mother’s Day this Sunday. There are great photos, too, provided by readers who submitted brief essays on things their mothers cooked. The sad part is that, in many cases, the exact recipes are lost because they were never written down. This Sunday, make Mom write down those recipes. Or do it yourself. Even if you have to stand in the kitchen with measuring spoons and grab her hand as she tosses in a smidgen or dab or something. Get the recipes on paper before they’re gone. The article is in the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, too, along with Kathleen Purvis’ ever-witty musings on the Home for Unwanted Recipes, here.

Strawberries: They aren’t just for topping your cereal or shortcake anymore. The Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal here writes about expanding the sprites of spring to savory dishes.

I didn’t celebrate finishing my college exams with a Swiss and Ham Quiche with Caramelized Onions, unless they served it at Trolls with the pitcher of beer my friend Marion and I ordered while watching “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on a tiny TV above the bar. But, then, I’m not NestMeg.

Can you have a Cinco de Mayo party without limes? I think not, and the Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) agrees. Read their thoughts here.

Madras Goat Curry is on the menu at GreenEats, which includes info on where to get your goat.

The sound of toast

Mother’s Day isn’t far away, and I’m sure many of you have mothers who are toast connoisseurs. Who like nothing better than a well-made slice of toast. Who spend a lot of time at the hot slots. If your Mom likes to sing while she’s making toast, here’s the gift for her: A toaster that’s also a radio. A little pop music while waiting for those Pop-Tarts just makes the morning brighter for good old Mom. Just be sure to duck when she opens your gift – more than toast may be flying.