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Miss Piggy gets help from her friendsMoi...

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Miss Piggy gets help from her friends

Moi cook? Non, non, non -- when moi wants a treat from the kitchen, moi turns to some of moi's close personal friends and admirers, such as John Travolta (lobster with three sauces), Whoopi Goldberg (a vegetable puree) Barbara Bush (cocktail party bologna) and Placido Domingo (creme chocolat). And then moi writes a cookbook called, "In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy" (Time-Life Books, $17.95), so all of moi's adoring fans can share them. Bon appetit, or whatever. On an eight-month tour by the Pride of Baltimore II last year, chefs in ports of call were invited to create innovative chicken dishes with Old Bay seasoning. Award winners include pistachio chicken from Boston, firecracker Alfredo from Philadelphia, and chicken, shrimp and sausage jambalaya from Virginia. For a free booklet with more than two dozen easy recipes, write "Cooking with Pride," c/o Old Bay Co., Inc., 211 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley 21031.

Marinade in short order

Marinating beforehand gives grilled meats and poultry extra zip, and now marinades can be mixed in a flash with four new Adolph's For the Grill Marinades: the flavors are hickory barbecue; fajita; mesquite; and cracked pepper with lemon. Just bTC mix dry ingredients with water and oil, marinate grill-bound items for 15 minutes. Cost is about $1.30 per packet, at supermarkets.

Eating safely

Hot weather is an extra hazard for for food-borne illness. For a free brochure on kitchen safety, how to avoid cross-contamination of bacteria, call (800) 99-LYSOL, or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Food Safety Tips, Lysol Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner, P.O. Box Y-5593, Young America, Minn. 55558.

Pub Date: 5/29/96

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