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June 13, 2008

Red Menace

We were relieved and impressed by how quickly restaurant operators yanked raw tomatoes off their menus before news of the tomato-related salmonella outbreak broke in the national media. But while the restaurant end of the food safety chain got up to speed in a hurry, questions are beginning to arise about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s performance. The agency has put out plenty of warnings and information about which types of tomatoes and which tomato-growing areas are safe. But it hasn’t been able to pinpoint where the salmonella-tainted tomatoes are coming from. That’s what restaurant operators and their customers want to know.
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Uncle Sam Wants You...To Win The 2009 Bocuse d'Or

Forget Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Next Food Network Star and any other made-for-TV cooking shows; the Bocuse d’Or in France is the pinnacle of culinary competitions. No American has ever won it, or even come close, but that could change this year. An all-star group of superchefs headed by Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller is mobilizing to help one U.S. chef win the January, 2009 edition of this biennial event. You’ve got until June 30 to apply…but you’d better take a gander at some of the previous entries to see what you’ll be up against if you enter.
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Food & Flicks: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

Listen Now to celebrity chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton who offers an Asian recipe from her cookbook, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home, as she discusses this 1994 food movie with Restaurant Hospitality magazine executive food editor, Gail Bellamy. Click here for Related Movie Recipes.

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