Last call for groceries Today is the last day to send...


January 16, 2002|By Liz Atwood

Last call for groceries

Today is the last day to send us your suggestions for the best ethnic groceries in the Baltimore area. Fax or e-mail us the store names, addresses, phone numbers and the kind of products they sell. We will be compiling a list for a story later this winter.

Getting your oats

January is the month Americans buy the most oatmeal, but Quaker Oats says oatmeal isn't just for a hot breakfast and oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal can be substituted for up to one-third of the flour called for in recipes for quick breads and even added to meatloaf. The company has more than 245 oat and oatmeal recipes on www., its Web site.

Chicken myths

The National Chicken Council in Washington wants to peck away at a few myths when it comes to buying and preparing chicken. The industry organization says differences in skin color do not affect nutritional value, flavor, tenderness or fat content. Also, the darkening around the bones of cooked chicken is from natural pigment and is safe to eat.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Liz Atwood, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; e-mail


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