Cherries are in, and pits are outFinally, sweet cherries...

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June 16, 1999|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Cherries are in, and pits are out

Finally, sweet cherries are here. Their arrival heralds a too-short summer treat from now till mid-August. And while they're great for baking and eating as snacks, there is a problem -- those pesky pits. But we found a cherry pitter from Williams-Sonoma that makes quick work of them. And it's fun to use. Just line up the fruit with the gizmo's plunger and squeeze away. For $12.50, life can be a bowl of cherries.

Soul food talk

Learn about soul food's healthy roots this weekend. Joyce White, author of "Soul Food: Recipes and Reflections From African-American Churches" (HarperCollins, 1998), will discuss nutritious aspects of soul food from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the seventh annual Quality of Life Family Health Festival at Mondawmin Mall. There also will be a food tasting and book signing.

TV feast for fathers

Dad won't need the TV remote Sunday. The Food Network has planned a "Father's Day Feast" from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to tempt any couch potato's palate. Start with a show featuring Emeril Lagasse and his father, then enjoy the cooking skills of David Rosengarten, Ming Tsai and grill master Bobby Flay.

OJ to the rescue

If the teen-ager in your house won't drink milk, keep calcium-fortified orange juice on hand. According to the Children's Nutrition Research Center, ounce for ounce, fortified orange juice provides the same amount of calcium as milk.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 06/16/99

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