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.
Pom-elicious tea time
I've had a thing for pomegranates since I was a girl. I won't say exactly how long ago that was, but trust me when I tell you it was way before "antioxidant" was a buzz word. Always a fan of the combination of sweet and tart flavors, I fell in love with the "jewel of winter" at first taste. Besides being delicious, the yummy, ruby-like seeds that are found deep within the thick, leathery skin are good for you.
Not in the mood to put forth the relative effort required to seed a pomegranate? Enjoy the flavor and the health benefits of poms and various teas with the delicious line of pomegranate/tea beverages from Pom. I've tried all four flavors and they're all so good that it's impossible for me to pick a favorite. In fact, they're so good that you almost forget they cost $2.49 each. Almost. But I think they're worth every penny. I've spent more money on beverages that aren't nearly as tasty or healthful. These are good for you and they come in "keepsake glasses." Two good excuses to keep throwing 'em back...