It's entirely possible to be a vegetarian in Porkopolis. Pop culture reporter Lauren Bishop blogs about products, recipes and restaurants she's tried for others who eat meat-free. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicci King is an unabashed foodie and the Lifestyle/Food editor in The Enquirer's features department. She loves to discover new food faves, and she's on a daily quest to answer one burning question: What's for dinner? E-mail her at email@example.com.
Enquirer Weekend editor Julie Gaw tends to order the same dish every time she eats at a restaurant, but periodically ventures out to discover something new and fabulous. After living in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand for more than 8 years, she craves tasty Asian food. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food/dining writer Polly Campbell loves every quirk and secret of Cincinnati's food personality, and is on a constant lookout for something good to eat. Keep an eye out for her restaurant picks, or see how she's progressing toward becoming famous for her apple pie. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Communities reporter Rachel Richardson is on a mission to prove vegetarians eat more than lettuce. She shares both her graduate work on American food culture and food-related news.. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How you like 'dem apples?
Red Delicious? Passe (French for outmoded) and mush-ay (French-esque for mushy). McIntosh? Yawn. Granny Smith? Yummy (especially with a bit of peanut butter), I know, but ubiquitous.Enter the Honey Crisp apple. I’m almost afraid to bring them up, considering this delicious variety of pommes are difficult to find as it is. Thought to be the love child of the Macoun and Honey Gold varieties, the Honey Crisp is fabulous. From the first bite I took last fall, that perfect balance of sweet and crisp seduced my taste buds. I haven’t been able to really enjoy any other apple since.If you see them (let alone see them on sale), click reply and tell me where. Send up a flare. Shoot an e-mail my way. Call me. Heck, stop by The Enquirer building and tell the security guard at the front desk that you have an important message for me.Whatever you do, save one for me...Nicci