Food FYI: Socialism to crimp Champagne?
In the days leading up to the French presidential election, which the Socialist François Hollande won, CNN posited that talk of a 75% tax on the country's wealthiest citizens could mean eroding demand for Champagne in its target market.
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall offers three recipes for sorrel in the Guardian: sweet sorrel tart, creamed sorrel with poached egg on toast, and lentil and sorrel soup. Plus tips on growing your own for "fresh, zingy, tiptop" sorrel.
Gilt Taste wonders, "What does 'eating locally' really mean, anyway?"
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Socialist Party supporters celebrate (with Champagne) outside party headquarters in Paris after the election of François Hollande as France's next president. Credit: Kenzo Trouibillard/AFG/Getty Images.