Candy colors In yet another move toward globalization...

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March 20, 2002|By Liz Atwood

Candy colors

In yet another move toward globalization, the makers of M&M's candies are asking citizens from 75 countries to vote on a matter of utmost importance - a new M&M's color. Candidates in the running are pink, violet and aqua. One will be selected in June to join six existing colors. Fans can vote by logging on to gcv.mms.com or calling 877-MM-GLOBE before May 31.

Mad for mussels

You'll find no shortage of ideas on how to prepare mussels, thanks to a new Web site from the Great Eastern Mussel Farms, the largest mussel aquaculture grower in the United States. The site contains 64 recipes for making mussel dishes, including appetizers, salads, soups and entrees. There also is information on storing and handling mussels. The site is at www.eatmussels.com.

Time for asparagus

The vegetable that Bon Appetit magazine named America's favorite is again filling grocery shelves. It's asparagus season. According to the California Asparagus Commission, asparagus cultivation began in the eastern Mediterranean 2,000 years ago. Today, about 200 million pounds of the sprout are grown in the United States.

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