Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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Just In

The March issue of Food & Wine features 35 kitchen makeover tips, a stove buying guide, favorite recipe shortcuts and party lessons from the French Laundry in Napa Valley, Calif. $4.50.

What Is This?

Tasso is a heavily smoked pork with a spicy, peppery rind. It's typically used in jambalaya and other Cajun dishes. If unavailable, substitute smoked ham or Canadian bacon.

Tube Food

Sarah Jessica Parker confesses to chili cravings as Cincinnati's Skyline is featured on Top 5 Signature City Dishes at 10 p.m. Monday on the Food Network. (Show is repeated 2 a.m. Tuesday, 11:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 29.)

Hot Date

Nicola's chef Nicola Pietoso demonstrates sauteed calamari, rosemary chicken and other romantic dishes from his home of Florence, Italy, during a class at Cooks' Wares in Symmes Township, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday . $40. Registration: 489-6400.

Cool Stuff on the George Foreman Grill

We're still looking for your favorite George Foreman Grill recipes and tips: cmartin@enquirer.com. If we use yours, we'll send you a cookbook.




FOOD
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Where to buy oysters
Classic oyster recipes
Lore of the oyster
Rum cider packs warm punch
Smart Mouth
Frozen breads catch on
Extinct burger has its copycats
Trade Secrets
Simple steps make leaner burger cutlets

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Brubeck makes music with a message
Energy, relevance power 'Justice'
News veteran Kaplan to run MSNBC
Tale << winks>> at life's dangers

PEOPLE
'Neo-soul' label doesn't impress Erykah Badu
Birthdays
Jones grabs ring at All-Star game
Douglas declares Oscar nomination is its own victory
'Friends' star leblanc welcomes baby girl

HEALTH
SparkCincinnati hopes to ignite city of fitness
Body and Mind
Implant relieves bladder problems

PLANNING AHEAD
Get to it!
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