November 18, 2003 |
Though the source of a hepatitis A outbreak near Pittsburgh has not been determined, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to cook green onions thoroughly and avoid raw or lightly cooked scallions at restaurants and delicatessens. Three people have died and more than 500 have been made ill by a hepatitis A outbreak centered on a Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant at a Beaver County mall. Nearly 9,000 people have received antibody inoculations to protect them from the liver-attacking virus.
December 8, 2006 |
A nasty little bug went national yesterday, with new reports of diarrhea and other unpleasantness from New Jersey to Utah, "the vast majority" of it coming after people ate at Taco Bell restaurants, according to the CDC. Federal officials said a specific source of E. coli had not yet been conclusively identified through DNA analysis, but investigators continued to focus on green onions served at the fast-food chain in late November - some of...
December 7, 2006 |
All 15 Taco Bell restaurants in Philadelphia shut down yesterday afternoon, as the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least four dozen people in New Jersey, New York and Montgomery County was believed to have been also found at a city Taco Bell. The company voluntarily shut the city eateries pending inspections and food-sample testing by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, department spokesman Jeff Moran said. Green onions shipped to Taco Bell restaurants through a Burlington City warehouse are the leading suspect in the search for the source of E. coli contamination, health officials said.
December 12, 2006 |
Maybe it's not the green onions after all. The federal Food and Drug Administration said yesterday it had been unable to confirm that green-onion samples taken from Taco Bell restaurants were contaminated with a deadly strain of E. coli. "We've not ruled out any food ingredient," said David Acheson, chief medical officer, at the agency's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. "I'm not saying that we've ruled out green onions. " As of noon yesterday, 64 illnesses were associated with Taco Bell restaurants in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 22, 1987 |
Simple food is the cuisine of kings. Forget pheasant under glass . . . a perfectly fried chicken leg is what memories are made of. Forget Gateau St. Honore . . . think of a golden brown wedge of warm apple pie. Forget Rice and Duck Meat in Lotus Leaves . . . think Fried Rice. Fried Rice is a simple food that is simply wonderful. First there's the rice: plump, a little bit sticky so that you can eat it with chopsticks, coated with soy sauce and the faint taste of oil. Then there are the surprises stuck between the rice.
February 5, 2016 |
MONDAY'S RED BEANS AND RICE 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat 1 onion, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 pound red kidney beans, soaked overnight and rinsed 1 smoked ham hock 3 bay leaves 2 green onions, chopped Salt, fresh ground black pepper, and Tabasco to taste 4-6 cups cooked Louisiana white rice In a heavy soup pot over medium-high heat, sweat the onions, bell peppers, and celery in...
April 18, 2013
Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspooon sugar 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 4 cups torn kale leaves 2 cups torn Swiss chard leaves 4 teaspoons unsalted pumpkin seed kernels 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1 ounce shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese (about 1/4 cup) 1. Combine first five ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves.
September 24, 1986 |
A salad for one may not seem like a problem, but I get sick and tired of the same old greens with French dressing, sliced tomato with chives, avocado and melon, etc. Carl Olson, a good friend and fellow cook from East Lansing, Mich., gave me an elegant and easy salad recipe for four to six, which I cut down and have used several times this fall for my own dinner menu. Unless you have a fancyish market that purveys broccoli flowerets, you have to spring for the whole bunch - so I just save the rest of the broccoli for other meals, stir-fries or soup.
January 12, 2012 |
A new cookbook from Good Housekeeping is an updated edition that seeks to compete with American Test Kitchen. (The hint is in the title: The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen Cookbook , Hearst Books.) It covers the basics from homemade chicken noodle soup to chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, but it also offers more current fare, like grilled fish tacos and Pad Thai. Great for beginners, it includes lots of how-to tips for things like storing, planning, shopping, and freezing, as well as primers on grilling, soup-making, baking, etc. This fish recipe is an example of the simple yet tasty recipes you will find.
December 2, 2003 |
Caroline Smith DeWaal is director of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest The recent huge Hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania was not the first linked to Mexican green onions (scallions) and probably did not come as a surprise to government food-safety officials. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew of three other outbreaks that occurred in September, but did not alert consumers until after several Chi-Chi's diners in Pennsylvania had died and hundreds more had become ill. Food-safety regulators failed consumers on three fronts.