‘Palm Beach Post’ food story quoted on NPR radio quiz show


The good news: NPR’s radio quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” quoted a recent Palm Beach Post food story on local chefs’ reactions to the World Health Organization study on the carcinogenic dangers of processed meats, such as bacon and hot dogs.

The bad news: Wait wait…they got the quote wrong.

On the popular show, contestants are read a quote from the week’s headlines and are asked to identify what the quote is about. On last weekend’s show, broadcast from Des Moines, Iowa, newsman Bill Curtis read this quote: “‘Oh my God. Everything is bad for us.'” Then host Peter Sagal asked a panelist, “That was a chef in Florida reacting to news that ‘what’ might cause cancer?”

The actual quote in food editor Liz Balmaseda’s story came from Boca Raton’s MEAT Eatery & Taproom chef/co-owner George Patti, who said, “Oh my God. Everything causes cancer.”

Hey, it’s OK, NPR. We’ll just call it paraphrasing.

Read Liz’s full story on the bacon backlash here.

George Patti, at Boca's MEAT Eatery.
George Patti, at Boca’s MEAT Eatery.


It’s National Candy Day: Adult treats for leftover Halloween candy

Halloween Candy Bark
Halloween Candy Bark. (Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispach/TNS)

Today is National Candy Day. It’s is a sweet way to celebrate all things candy…like we needed this holiday right after Halloween! But if you still have a bunch of Halloween candy, here are some yummy adult recipes to use it all up:

Grownup treats for leftover Halloween candy

National Sandwich Day: Which Delray eatery has best sandwich in America?

Fat Roosters Hen Loving Waffle
Strutting her stuff: Fat Rooster’s Hen Loving Waffle. (Contributed)

Does Gary Rack’s Fat Rooster restaurant make the best chicken sandwich in America? Restaurant Hospitality magazine says so.

The industry magazine just named Fat Rooster’sHen Loving Waffle” sandwich ($16) the most delicious in the land. The distinction bestowed on the Southern-inspired, Delray Beach eatery forms part of the publication’s “Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Chicken” contest.

And who could blame the judges? Just check out the key ingredients, as listed in the winning entry:

“Sweet potato waffle, sorghum, peanut and benne seed slaw, Southern-style chicken thighs and whiskey watermelon.”

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Seriously, though, let’s talk about this whiskey watermelon. It’s pickled watermelon that’s macerated in whiskey that’s infused with charred jalapeño.

Smitten yet?

The chicken-waffle sandwich is the creation of chef Matthew Danaher, Rack’s restaurant group’s culinary director, who told the contest folks: “We just cooked and came up with what we love.”

What they love, it turns out, is prime ingredients such as free-range, hormone-free organic chicken, flavor contrasts such as the sweetness of sweet potato with spicy fried chicken.

FatRoosterLOGO“All of this alone would make for a kick-ass sandwich, but the addition of a fantastic slaw and whiskey watermelon takes it over the top,” wrote the judges, who noted that the “idea of actually using the waffle to make a chicken sandwich not only makes sense, it’s brilliant.”

Fat Rooster serves the sandwich as a daily special every day except for Sunday, says the restaurant’s publicist.

For the full list of winners, visit Restaurant Hospitality’s site.

Fat Rooster: 204 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-266-3642.

Reader’s Choice: What’s your favorite pizzeria in Palm Beach county? Vote now!


Pizza lovers, we want to know: What’s the best pizzeria in Palm Beach County? Based on your feedback, we compiled the following list of your choices. Now it’s time to vote! We will announce the winners in the coming weeks.