Restaurants in some markets will pay more than $30 a pound for morel mushrooms, which are elusive in the wild and tricky to grow with traditional methods. Forager Tad Montgomery is experimenting with methods for growing the fungi from spores in a New Hampshire orchard.
The share of federal dollars that support programs for children is expected to decline by about 27% over the next decade, according to a report published Wednesday by the Urban Institute. The report also finds that spending on education is expected to decline, but it projects a slight increase in spending on children's health and income security.
A Washington state school district has overhauled its summer-meal program this year, replacing cold sandwiches with hot food, said LaToya Morris, the district's child nutrition director. The district also replaced its snack service with bigger breakfasts.
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are the recipients of the fourth annual Julia Child Award, marking the first time the award has gone to a team. The duo have written six cookbooks, appeared on the Food Network show "Too Hot Tamales," and are currently co-chefs and co-owners of Border Grill restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Craft beers that embrace fruit flavors are taken to the limit when tiki flavors come into the brewery. Among those embracing their wild sides are Fla. brewery 7venth Sun, which released Freak Your Tiki, a cherry wheat ale with guava, vanilla, mango and passionfruit.
More frequent screen time may boost teens' risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, according to a study of 2,587 10th-graders in Los Angeles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Findings show that students who were high frequency users of seven or 14 digital media platforms studied were more than twice as likely to develop ADHD symptoms as students who didn't have a high frequency use rate of any of the online social activities.
IHOP has rolled out delivery service with DoorDash from 300 restaurants nationwide, the company said Tuesday. The 60-year-old chain already offers online ordering and a mobile app through its IHOP 'N Go platform.
At King in New York City, three friends who bonded over food and wine devise new menus daily, turning the ingredients on hand into dishes served in a simple setting designed to encourage communing over a meal. "We had this idea of a restaurant as a magical space where the food doesn't get in the way," said co-owner Clare de Boer.
An Iowa school district has a plan to comply with a new state law that prevents them from singling out students who have a negative meal balance. School board member Mike Miller questioned whether the district should consider serving universal, free meals.
Chefs are experimenting with burger creations on summer menus, such as the double cheeseburger with sweet potato shoestrings, hoisin aioli, miso butter and pickled jalapenos at Chicago's Mott Street. In New York, diners can grab a spicy vegan burger made with seitan patties topped with sauteed kimchi, pickled vegetables and sriracha mayonnaise at the Cinnamon Snail food truck.
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