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Whether it's no one at the host stand to greet you, overly perky waiters wearing vests with 'flair,' or a mixologist sneering from behind the bar at your libation of choice, there are serious red flags when you walk into a restaurant that the meal ahead is going to be nothing but bad news bears.
Sure, there are a few exceptions where the food speaks louder than the curmudgeonly waitstaff - but don't say Sean Elder, editor in chief of the digital food magazine Real Eats, didn't warn you.
Five Things You Never Want to Hear in a Restaurant: Sean Elder
Turnips, long a vegetabilis non-grata in my kitchen. Their positive attributes - juicy interior, good nutritional value and attractive appearance - never made up for their bitterness and I'm a bitter gal. Aperol, Campari, dark chocolate, citrus peel, love them all - except the turnip.
Yet last Monday, after a hectic day at work, I found myself at my dining room table swooning over a plate of turnips, ones I had prepared no less. And I never would have gotten there if I didn't shop with local farmers.
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
"Anybody want a peanut?" - September 13 is National Peanut Day!
You'll simply go nutty trying to think of all the ways to cure your peanut craving today. After all, you can spread some creamy peanut butter on a sandwich (or make it into a heartwarming pie), stir it into some teeth-rattling brittle or snack on these legumes all by themselves.