Food correspondent for The New York Times. Body in the South, head in NYC, heart in SF. http://cooking.nytimes.com and http://www.kimseverson.com

Putting food issues on politicians’ plates

seattletimes.com — Politically, the ubiquity of food is both a strength and a weakness. Food can be a hunger issue, an immigration issue, an animal-welfare issue, a labor issue, an environmental issue, a farming issue, a health issue, a trade issue.

When Will Food Issues Be on Politicians Plates?

nytimes.com — He traveled to Philadelphia from Vergennes, where he runs the 3 Squares Café. He supports local farmers and has opinions about federal subsidies. But how the nation grows, processes and distributes food is less important to him than labor issues and the economic challenges of running a small business.

How to Make Fried Chicken

cooking.nytimes.com — For a remarkably simple dish, fried chicken can be controversial. There are debates over brining the meat (yes, you should). People argue over what starch is used to coat the chicken, about the fat used to fry it, about the temperature at which it cooks.

The great debate: When is the best time to eat a peach?

heraldonline.com — Kathleen Purvis, the Southern food writer most likely to let you know when you have something wrong, made a peach declaration on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Peaches, she said, should never be eaten before the Fourth of July. From there, one has six weeks to fill up.

The great debate: When is the best time to eat a peach?

thestate.com — Kathleen Purvis, the Southern food writer most likely to let you know when you have something wrong, made a peach declaration on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Peaches, she said, should never be eaten before the Fourth of July. From there, one has six weeks to fill up.

Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in an Anti-Bullying Day

nytimes.com — On Mix It Up at Lunch Day, schoolchildren around the country are encouraged to hang out with someone they normally might not speak to. The program, started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now in more than 2,500 schools, was intended as a way to break up cliques and prevent bullying.

When Is Peach Season? It’s a Bit Fuzzy

nytimes.com — Kathleen Purvis, the Southern food writer most likely to let you know when you have something wrong, made a peach declaration on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Peaches, she said, should never be eaten before the Fourth of July. From there, one has six weeks to fill up.

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Sweet Corn Frozen Custard Recipe

gardenandgun.com — Drew McDonald likes to take dishes that seem familiar and flip them into something completely new. At , the casual café he owns in Knoxville, Tennessee, he builds a club sandwich with chicken thighs and braised greens instead of roasted turkey and lettuce. (The bacon, naturally, comes from Benton's in nearby Madisonville.)

Shave ice, Hawaii’s delectable iconic dessert

seattletimes.com — A skilled shaver must have the patience of a good barista, catching the ice as it falls from the blade and gently packing the flakes into a dome firm enough to hold syrup, but still soft enough that it will yield easily to a spoon.
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RT @amandahesser: Tourists on the subway asked for a restaurant rec -- "a real NY experience." I told them Mission Chinese Food. They were…

Jul 27, 2016

RT @jessieeatswell: This is a must read from today's NYT from @kimseverson : When Will Food Issues Be on Politicians’ Plates?  http://nyti.ms/2aI2b6t 

Jul 27, 2016

@TheToothfish Packing the kids up now, Mr. Mah. Been searching for a good soup dumpling around here for years.

Jul 27, 2016

@pianoboy Snd I would never use the supermarket stuff in a box, for the record

Jul 27, 2016

@pianoboy Brother, just add a piece of country ham or even smoky bacon to the oil. (A little Crisco ain't a bad thing, either.)

Jul 27, 2016

Our power guide to chicken frying. Salt water brine works for me, with a little cornstarch or parm in the flour.  http://cooking.nytimes.com/guides/25-how-to-make-fried-chicken 


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