- During World War II, the Umeya Rice Cake Co. was forced to shut down its California operations and relocate to Denver, where it made fortune cookies and rice crackers for the Japanese internment camps. The company moved back to California after the war where it still operates. In honor of the city's Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend, the Denver Post shares a recipe for fortune cookies, which can be decorated to look like little kitsune, or foxes (pictured).
- The Chicago Sun-Times discovers that you can, in fact, eat cattail shoots. They're especially good in a Cattail and Vegetable Basmati Rice Pilaf.
- The San Francisco Chronicle shares Hubert Keller's recipe for Crab Sliders and Marinated Fennel Salad.
- The Washington Post has a recipe for a beautiful baguette that's filled with chocolate and dried cherries.