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May 16, 2001

Appetites aweigh! The galley of the USS Lassen keeps its crew well-fed with tasty, nutritious meals cooked by the book with added touches, but the sailors still prefer hamburgers and hot dogs. Story

[Times photo: Mike Pease]

Author shares her interest in healthful eating
Few recipes have the basic mix of vegetarian beans and rice, says cookbook author Hermine Freed as she introduces her recipe for just that.

Food experts confer James Beard awards
Restaurateurs got out their black ties and chef's whites for the chance to wear red ribbons with the medallions of the 2001 James Beard awards in New York last month.

eat your veggies

You asked for it: 1960 bake-off grand winner remembered
Dilly casserole bread, the grand prize winner in the 1960 Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, was submitted by Leona Schnuelle from Crab Orchard, Neb. Janice Lindstone writes that she was a home economist for the Pillsbury Co. in the early 1960s.

Mediterranean flavor in the wine country
JOANNE WEIR'S MORE COOKING IN THE WINE COUNTRY, by Joanne Weir (Simon & Schuster, $32) -- If Mediterranean cooking is your passion, you'll be delighted by Joanne Weir's More Cooking in the Wine Country. Northern California is at the same latitude as many of the countries of the Mediterranean, and this cookbook embodies the flavors of this region as well as the traditions.

Culinary association selects top food books
Regan Daley's In the Sweet Kitchen has been named Best Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

This Cuban cafe puts delight on the menu
ST. PETERSBURG -- I sat on a little bar stool in Cuban Delight Cafe one Friday evening, figuring it would be the perfect spot to see what the food looked like when the servers passed by.

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