Not another night of Mac and Cheese! If you've no idea what's for dinner tonight, take a bite out of the food sections of some of our country's top newspapers. Whatever your tastes, these papers have recipes, reviews, tips and news guaranteed to satisfy.
Making a meal from scratch has never been easier, especially with the help of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 7-Day Menu Planner. The week's worth of food includes meatless, budget and heat and eat meals.
No time to cook a four-course meal? Take a gander at the Detroit Free Press' Short Order Cook section, and you'll be whipping up Spiedini di Tacchino (that's a fancy way of saying Skewered Turkey) in no time. Check out the L.A. Times' Quick Fix column, for ideas like kebabs and grilled flank steak. Or make simple salmon and spuds with Miami Herald's Linda Gassenheimer, who serves up Dinner in Minutes.
If you've got the ingredients of a good meal, but can't find a way to put them on a plate together, turn to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Search by ingredient, preparation or course at their engine, powered by partner
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With the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Farm Fresh column, explore what's in season and find recipes, like Microwaved Maple-Filled Pears. As former chef and owner of Denver's Aubergine Café, Sean Kelly gives his picks from local farmer's markets in the Denver Post.
Even gourmet chefs have questions. Let the experts weigh in. Visit the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Nutrition Q&A for info on safe tailgating. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel expert rates everything from peanut butter to marinated meats, while the New York Times Test Kitchen gives the grade to ice cream makers.
If you're short on skills, then turn to the Arizona Republic. The newspaper's Cooking 101 and Cooking 201 series will have you boiling water in less than 10 minutes, and soon you'll be poaching fish. Or take classes from the Orlando Sentinel. For more tips, you'll have to turn to the cookbooks, but before you read them, read the reviews in the New York Times.
Still unconvinced? Then eat out! Every paper lists local restaurant reviews, and though we can't list them all, here are a few interesting ones to whet your appetite. Try tasty takeout with the L.A. Times Good To Go column. Or check out the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Cheap Eats and find out where to get a snow crab omelet for under $10!
Every meal needs a good drink, and libation experts are ready to serve. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offers a Wine Guide, suggesting Chardonnays on a budget. Meet the Denver Post's Dr. Wine; check out Boston Globe's On Wine; or hear what New York Times has to say in Wine Talk. But foam fans do not be dissuaded! You'll love the Denver Post's Mr. Beer.
That's just a taste of what's in the food section. Whatever (or wherever) you decide to eat, bon appetit!