April 7, 1991
The Colorado effort to legislate kindness toward fruit and vegetables has me wondering.The legislation, passed this week by the Colorado House and sent to the governor, is a reaction to the downturn in apples sales following the Alar scare of 1989.According to wire stories coming out of Denver, the bill enables producers of perishable agricultural products to sue anyone who maliciously or negligently disparages their goods.I take that to mean that if you insult fruits and vegetables in Colorado, it can cost you.My question is, how will they know?
January 9, 1991
TO TASTE AFRICAN-American cooking is to taste the world. African, Caribbean, Latin American, southern American, and even New England cooking. So writes John Pinderhughes, author of "Family of the Spirit Cookbook" (Simon and Schuster, 1990, $24.95), a book of recipes and remembrances from African-American kitchens.Pinderhughes, who is related to former Baltimore City Schools superintendent Alice Pinderhughes, takes a relaxed, familial approach to illustrating a world of different cuisines.