It's time to spring into grilling season
The first hint of spring brings out not just daffodils but also grills, so the latest offering from the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library, "Outdoor Cooking" (Time-Life Books, 1997, $18.95), is just in time. Besides such old favorites as hamburgers and steaks, the book offers recipes for Thai-style swordfish, bacon-wrapped Cornish hens, and grilled fennel and endive.
Palates of the Xers
When it comes to food choices, Generation Xers, roughly those people born between 1966 and 1978, have tastes that don't reflect those of their parents' era. A 10-year trend-tracking survey for Kraft Creative Kitchens of White Plains, N.Y., found that Xers don't cook from scratch, and they prefer ethnic foods, such as fajitas and Thai noodles, for dinner. Kraft predicts a big market for Asian flavors as Xers mature.
Spice it up
Here are some tips for spicing up your meals from the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc.: Use a packet of Thai seasoning in chicken stir-fry; add curry paste to rice, sauteed chicken, steamed vegetables or soup; mix a can of black beans and a can of tomatoes, add shredded jack cheese and serve over rice.
Pub Date: 4/02/97