ORLANDO, Fla. — For two years, Milagros Camacho struggled with what she thought was heartburn after every meal. At night stomach acid would sometimes come out of her mouth and nose. Even drinking water would set off her symptoms.
Love it or hate it, the chopped meat and tomato sauce sandwich that is the Sloppy Joe — I dare you to try eating one of those babies without staining your fingers or shirt — is for many an iconic lunch food of childhood. For meat eaters of a certain age, the messy sandwich also showed up fairly often on the dinner table, too, usually with tater tots and sometimes an iceberg-lettuce salad, if my mom was feeling especially fancy.
Butter has to be one of the hardest-working ingredients in the Western larder. It makes cakes tender and sauces silken. It’s a splendid spread all by itself. It’s a reliable fat for pan-frying foods that cook quickly. But heat it too long, and its milk proteins and salts will start to burn.
LOS ANGELES — Pregnant peanut lovers can celebrate, perhaps with a PB&J snack: A study shows an association between pregnant women who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts and children with a decreased risk of allergy.
In Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 14th annual Platinum Judging, white wines led the way, with the top two wines in the competition being a Chenin Blanc from Washington and a white blend from British Columbia.