Food news from around the country...
In Nebraska they are talking about an herbal feast, and an unusual dessert: Black Rice with Berries and Lavender. They also talk about the broadening market for iced tea - including spiked and flavored varieties.
In Utah the Salt Lake Tribune is also talking about herbs, with a focus on French tarragon and with a recipe for tarragon vinegar. They have recipes for caramel and fudge sauces in the reader requests, and they lead out with a story about having cupcakes for a wedding.
In San Francisco, California, they're talking fresh Chinese noodles, including a recipe for Ginger Tofu with Noodles and Vegetables. They also discuss grissini and other breadsticks, and review Greek yogurts.
In Pennsylvania the MarketBasket column recommends Rachel's Wickedly Delicious Yogurt and JavaPop coffee sodas. They also talk about the Jazz apple, imported from New Zealand, and how to grill tilapia. They also talk meatballs, including a lamb-feta version.