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.
Top Chef, anyone?
Any Top Chef fans, here? My husband and I are avid fans, despite the fact that 99 percent of the recipes featured are meat-based and that even if we weren't vegetarians, we are total and complete culinary dullards.
We started watching at the conclusion of season one and quickly caught up. We really got into seasons two and three, but we're having trouble rooting for anyone in particular in season four. Although they appear to be more skilled, the current competitors seem to be lacking the character and charisma of previous contestants. Sigh, it's just not the same without Mikey.
So, who are you rooting for? Have you ever tried a recipe featured on the show? Do you really care what Padma is wearing? Which judge are you?