Lifted closure order reveals new details in Dave’s Sushi outbreak investigation

Dave’s Sushi, the restaurant that was ordered to close on April 20, because of an outbreak investigation, has had its closure order rescinded. The Gallatin City County Health Department announced that food samples collected from the establishment, including salmon and morel mushrooms, have all tested negative for pathogens and toxins.

The investigation into the outbreak, which affected 50 individuals and resulted in three severe outcomes and two deaths, is still ongoing. The collaborative effort between the Gallatin City County Health Department, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to identify the specific source of the outbreak. However, pinpointing a particular pathogen or toxin as the cause has proved challenging.

Preliminary findings from an epidemiological study conducted by the health department, CDC, and DPHHS suggest that the morel mushrooms served at Dave’s … Read more

The Midwest’s ‘Minnesota Sushi’ Is Having a Pop Culture Moment

The ‘kind of good, kind of gross’ Minnesota sushi on ‘Somebody Somewhere.’ | Sandy Morris/HBO

The dubious-looking ham, cream cheese, and pickle canape has recently shown up on “Jeopardy!” and HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere”

I am a regional food obsessive originally from the Midwest. So when someone on a recent episode of the charming Kansas-set HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere showed up to a school event with a conversation piece appetizer I had never heard of called “St. Louis sushi,” I immediately started researching whether this was actually a thing.

Turns out the combination of deli ham, dill pickle, and cream cheese (sometimes flavored with ranch seasoning or dill, but often plain), rolled up, cut up, and served on a toothpick, is better known as “Minnesota sushi,” but it’s clear the dish seems to have a presence throughout the Midwest. Recipes for making your own version are everywhere (and, perhaps unsurprisingly, have … Read more

French Potato Salad

This French potato salad is a tasty mix of tender potatoes, green onions and herbs, all tossed in a zesty Dijon vinaigrette. The end result is a light and delicious side dish packed with bold flavor in every bite.

A good potato salad is key to any successful potluck. As we head into barbecue season, here are few more recipes to try: German potato salad, bacon ranch potato salad, and classic potato salad!

Potato salad being served with a large metal spoon.

French Potato Salad Recipe

Imagine perfectly cooked potatoes, dressed in a zesty blend of tangy mustard, vibrant vinegar, and luscious olive oil. Now that I’ve got your attention, here is why you need to make this French potato salad for your next potluck. It’s easy to make, easy to take on the go, and a crowd-pleaser! You really can’t go wrong with potato dishes, but especially when they taste this good.

French potato salad is packed with … Read more

Six E. coli infections linked to fermented raw milk

Five people are sick in France, two seriously, and one in Belgium after drinking a brand of raw fermented milk.

In France, four children and one adult have been infected by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O26:H11. They fell ill between the end of March and the beginning of April this year.

Santé publique France has been investigating two cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in the Hauts-de-France and Île-de France regions. The latter was in the context of a family outbreak. The suspected food was fermented raw milk. HUS is a severe complication associated with E. coli infections that causes kidney failure.

“The sequencing of the strains isolated within these outbreaks confirmed the same genomic profile. Food investigations made it possible to identify, for the case in Hauts-de-France, the place of purchase and to sample milk on sale at the time of the inspections. It was fermented raw milk … Read more

What Are We Wearing to Restaurants Now, Boston?

Jasmine and Regine at Mida.

At chic pasta place Mida on the first spring-y day, it’s Brain Dead, Boden, and just a little J.Crew

Welcome to Best Dressed, an Eater series where diners show and tell what they’re wearing out to eat, from the small details to the splashy pieces — and how they approached getting dressed for each spot’s specific scene. Installments answer the question, how do we dress to go out these days?

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The Place: Mida
Location: The border of South End and Roxbury
Concept: Pasta in a stylish friend’s living room
Menu Highlights: Focaccia showered with Parm shavings, rock shrimp carbonara, a spin on cacio e pepe with gnocchi, short rib lasagna, and an M-branded tiramisu topped with espresso poured tableside. The restaurant is … Read more