Nationwide Food Section Roundup: 12.14.06

Christmas candy and latkes were the themes this week as local newspapers gear up for Christmas and Hanukkah. Here’s a taste!

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In California the San Francisco Chronicle dishes up some holiday baking with recipes for Cashew Turtle Tart and Molasses & Brown Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies. Also inside: the return of Chilean sea bass, a taste-off to determine the best European-style butters, and fried Hanukkah goodies.

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The Chicago Tribune features some of the best food books of the year, giving the top honors to Marcus Samuelsson’s Soul of A New Cuisine, a food tour of his native Ethiopia. They also look at Dorie Greenspan, Jamie Oliver and many others. Great source for last minute gift ideas!

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In Tennessee they’re getting down to practicals for the holidays. The Memphis Commercial Appeal has a set of great candy recipes, sources for edible gifts, and tips for deep frying, including recipes for Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Fried Chicken and deep-fried Oreos.

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The Washington Times serves up a great holiday food section, with a mix of cultural and practical stories. They look at the Italian tradition of the feast of seven fishes, soups for tree trimming time, and a recipe for cranberry oatmeal cookies, which are both easy and good-looking!

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