Welcome to Wednesday's weekly cornucopia of food news. What do we have for you this week?
Better brush up on your calorie knowledge. You'll see calorie counts on a lot more menus by the end of the year, thanks to new regulations from the FDA. What does it mean . . . and how good are you at guessing which menu items have the most calories? We've got a quiz with results that might surprise you.
Yes, she has the best food-writer byline ever: Welcome Jen Lover as the new writer of our You Asked For It column.
And here's the return of the You Asked For It column: A fan from upstate New York wanted the Buffalo wings from Charlotte's own Tavern on the Tracks.
Even in winter, farm life is going on out there. Cindy Barlowe tells you about how birds shape her life, and Dean Mullis is already thinking about his CSA plans for spring.
Yes, it's true: Charlotte is No. 21 on the list of the 25 unhealthiest cities. But we also know where you can get a free map to find sonker in Surry County.
And don't forget to tune in "Flip My Food" Thursday morning to see Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.
If you're planning your weekend cooking projects, we've got some good recipes to consider:
- Yes, you can cook kale in a slow cooker.
- And while you're reveling in kale, how about a kale and apple soup?
- Cooking for 2? Linda Gassenheimer has a great dish for chicken with the year's hot color -- marsala.