The wood-fired hearth oven at Dartmouth's The Hearth at '53 Commons now handles cassoulets, French casseroles. They bubble up nicely in the 500°F oven, and customers have been happy, says Jennifer Hicks, a cook at '53 Commons.
The Chef's Garden, a grower of artisanal produce in Huron, OH, offers 50 varieties of micro herbs. To see Gheorge, the man behind the herbs, talk about the herbs go to chefsgardennetwork.com.
Ginger may help enhance memory, suggested by a Thai study. The root was linked to improved powers of attention, speed, accuracy and quality of memory.
First Lady Michelle Obama has unveiled a new website, www.chefsmovetoschools.org, to serve as a one-stop sign-up for chefs who want to work with schools and foodservice directors who would like to welcome them.