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More sick in hepatitis A outbreak traced to restaurants; one required liver transplant

The patient count in a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Virginia restaurants continues to grow, with 44 people now confirmed as infected. One of the patients has required a liver transplant and one has died.

The cousin of the transplant patient reports the operation took place this past weekend. The outbreak patient’s husband and daughter were also infected, according to the cousin.

The patient who died, James Hamlin, and his wife Victoria frequently ate at one of the implicated Famous Anthony’s restaurants, according to the Roanoke Times. James died on Oct. 8 at age 75. “His daughter, Dana Heston of Cave Spring, said Hamlin was a strong and healthy man. He worked out three times per week — lifting weights, riding a stationary bike and walking. He did not have any serious medical conditions,” according to the Times. Victoria Hamlin was also infected, but is recovering.

More than half … Read more

Use French Fried Onions on Everything


Why limit this Thanksgiving staple to just Thanksgiving?

This post originally appeared in the October 18, 2021 edition of The Move, a place for Eater’s editors to reveal their recommendations and pro dining tips — sometimes thoughtful, sometimes weird, but always someone’s go-to move. Subscribe now.

A few weeks before Thanksgiving every year my family inevitably asks if anyone would object to swapping the traditional green bean casserole for some sort of sauteed haricot vert kinda thing. Something a bit “fresher” and “lighter” and “respectful of beans as actual living produce.” And every single year I nix these plans. Not because I’m a traditionalist, but because I am one of a rarified few who think green bean casserole is the best Thanksgiving side. Yeah, mac and cheese is great; the beans are better.

Never one to turn down a moment of vegetable-induced introspection, when last year’s exchange happened, … Read more

M&M Cookie Bars

M&M cookie bars are everything you love about blondies and candy in one! Golden, buttery, and ready to feed a crowd, this is the dessert recipe your family will not be able to get enough of!

Blondies are one of my favorite treats. They’re so delicious no matter what you add to them! For more golden-brown, chewy deliciousness, try out my Nutella blondies and brown butter blondies with toffee and walnuts! Pumpkin caramel blondies are also tasty and perfect for fall!

Cut M&M bars sprinkled with candy.

Whether you’ve got an event coming up that you want to make a killer treat for, or you’re just having a craving for M&M’s, this is the dessert for you. These tasty bars take all of the goodness of M&M cookies combined with the rich, chewy flavor of a blondie. M&M’s make everything better. This is one of my favorite dessert bar recipes to … Read more

This time, USDA says it’s serious about 25 percent reduction in Salmonella illnsses

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) promises it “is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.”

It says it wants to “move closer to the national target of a 25 percent reduction in Salmonella illnesses.” National targets are included in “Healthy People 2030,” which are data-drive national objectives to improve the health and well-being of Americans over the next decade.

“Far too many consumers become ill every year from poultry contaminated by Salmonella,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We need to be constantly evolving in our efforts to prevent foodborne illness to stay one step ahead of the bad bugs. Today we’re taking action to help prevent Salmonella contamination throughout the poultry supply chain and production system to protect public health.”

The fact is, according to the Healthy People data, the United States is moving backward when it comes to … Read more

A Toasty Bulgogi Melt Recipe From TikTok’s the Korean Vegan

Bulgogi Wasabi Melt from The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen. | Photo by Joanne Lee Molinaro

The wasabi-tinged sandwich from Joanne Lee Molinaro’s new cookbook is a crowd-pleaser

Although Joanne Lee Molinaro is a trial attorney by day, she is much better known as the Korean Vegan, a social media star who cooks vegan Korean dishes for an audience of millions. For followers, the appeal of her videos isn’t only the soothing images of food being cooked; in each clip, Molinaro adds a voiceover, explaining an aspect of Korean culture, or telling a personal story.

Molinaro recreates this pairing of the personal with the practical in her debut cookbook, titled (naturally) The Korean Vegan. Each chapter begins with a story from Molinaro’s life or that of a family member before getting into more typical recipe headnotes. “Now that I’ve told you this story about my … Read more