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.
Can we talk?The last two months of my life have been a blur. It's as if the floodgates opened and out came personal issues, work matters and a slew of things ranging from the life-altering (the loss of a loved one) to the ridiculous (why didn't my DVR record the show I told it to?).Thus, I put cooking, well, on the back burner. I can't remember when I last had the time and energy to really put some thought and love into a meal. Don't you hate when you eat a meal and immediately afterward you're thinking, "OK, so that was a waste of time and calories." What's a meal (whether you cooked it or someone else prepared it for you) that left you painfully underwhelmed?