It's getting springy over at the New York Times' Dining Section...
• A Tool For Every Treat: An exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum on flatware inspires Julia Moskin to sing the benefits of eating with real silver. This is the leading story for the week. Wouldn't be my choice as an editor, but we forgive.
• The Oyster Is His World: R.W. Apple, Jr. visits with Jon Rowley, who, after reading Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast," had epiphany that shaped not only his life but also the oyster culture of the Pacific Northwest.
• Out of the Winter and Into the Woods: Spring foraging continues with Kim Severson scouring the woods for fiddlehead ferns and ramps. Includes bonus sexy photo of Chef Dan Barber and recipes for Fiddlehead Fern and Morel Salad and Ramps and Potato Soup. Now this, as far as I am concerned, is cover material.
And Now, Dear Guests, Opine for Your Supper: Alex Witchel gets a few laughs out of us with a witty essay on dinner party hosts who interrupt perfectly fine conversation between guests. PLUS... • 2005 Bordeaux Arrives to an Ovation, Trailing Opportunities: Asimov tastes the 2005... • Field Guide to the Grocery Aisle: Finally, a Burros article that doesn't scare the hell out of us: today she has a look at the new book, What to Eat, by Marion Nestle (Professor of Nutrition at NYU). "...eat locally and, if possible, organically; keep it simple; concentrate on vegetables and fruits and make meat a condiment; and forget about processed foods."