Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Packing lunches? We're giving away two cookbooks

Today's article on packing lunches detailed two books: "Weelicious Lunches," by Catherine McCord, is aimed at younger children, while "Beating the Lunch Box Blues," by J.M. Hirsch, takes an approach that may work for both teenagers and adults.

Want to win a copy? First, you have to decide which one you'd prefer. Then you can enter by sending an email with either "Weelicious" "Lunch Box Blues" in the subject line to  I'll pick a winner for each by random drawing and announce the winner here Friday morning.

And yes, you can double-dip and send an email for each book.

Elsewhere in today's Food section, at

Was Julia Child a big stupid-head, or is National Public Radio a playground bully for using her to sell a story on kitchen safety? Here's my column on the chicken-washing-hoo-hah. (And how often do I get to use stupid-head in the newspaper?)

What's the best way to store limes? We discuss the issue in the weekly Q&A. 

Do germs at buffet lines and salad bars bother you as much as they bother Suzanne Havala Hobbs?