Domestic roles have been changing, more Gen X men are cooking at home for their families, via WSJ.

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Having drinks last month with Shaw Lash, a Chicago chef, after a steller meal at Frontera Grill (Shaw works for executive chef Rick Bayless, renowned Mexican cuisine authority), and the subject of Cinco de Mayo came up. Shaw, who had a few month earlier showed me how they make their own chocolate, above, shook her head and said, “Don’t get me started.” But she started anyway. I said, “Want to write a guest post for my site?” By Shaw Lash I grew up in Texas, a state that shares a 1,200-mile-long border with Mexico, and “carne asada” and slushy-swirled margaritas were as ubiquitous as longhorns and oil rigs. As a family, we’d take vacations as far past the border as we could get in a comfortable day’s drive.  We’d walk across the bridge, never with passports, to Read On »

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The Queen of England for her Diamond Jubilee will have a traditional lamprey pie, via Detroit Free Press.

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The components of a Chicago style hot dog do vary in the Windy City, via Serious Eat Chicago.

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Chefs are getting food tattooed on their bodies, via La Times.

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