New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has debunked a few kitchen myths on his blog, Bitten.
One of them? That you shouldn’t rinse mushrooms because they’ll soak up the water. Turns out that’s just not true.
Check out the other myths debunked here.
Although the one about baked potatoes isn’t really a myth, I certainly agree that the only perfect baked potato comes out of an oven, not a microwave!
News of the weird: According to the Serious Eats blog, the founder of Wisconsin cheese company Roth Käse has bought a huge, underground cave north of Nashville that he plans to use for aging cheese.
The cave, which is five football fields in length and 100 feet below surface, was formerly the site of a marijuana growing operation which was, of course, illegal. The pot growers are in jail and the cave’s new owner, Fermo Jaeckle, plans to start aging cheese there in 2009.
Closer to home, it seems that Trio Bistro Bar Bottle in downtown Roanoke may be changing things up a bit in the next few weeks. They have a new chef named Justin Buckner who came here from the Bristol area. When I called to chat with them about brunch yesterday, Buckner’s wife, Kendra, answered the phone and told me the restaurant menu will soon change to “inspired Southern cuisine.”
I hope to have more information on that very soon.