Eye Candy: We All Scream for Teeny Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream For a sweet amuse, chefs Michael Weisshaupt and John Benjamin topped miniature cones with tiny orbs of New Jersey blueberry ice cream. The bite-sized desserts were shuttled from table to table in a repurposed wooden wine box, inspired by the event's rare-wine theme. Check out more images here.

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On the Menu: 2010 Food Trends

crystal ball Just about every foodie forum has prophesied what we’ll see on our plates next year, so we thought we’d get in on the act, too. Behold, the James Beard Foundation’s predictions for 2010 food trends! Meatballs: When we heard that a meatball shop will soon open in New York City, we got a gut feeling that they will be rolling onto many a menu next year. (Seeing this slideshow on the Bon Appétit website confirmed our suspicions.) Given that mouths everywhere have yet to grow weary of the upscale burger trend that shows no signs of stopping, a drift toward these other hand-formed mounds of ground meat seems inevitable. Also:

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Eat-Q: School Lunch

school lunch We've arrived at day 3 of our school lunch trivia week. Think you got yesterday's question about sloppy joes right? You did if you answered D. The “sloppy joe” sandwich—made of ground beef, onions, and sweetened tomato sauce, served on a hamburger bun—is referred to as a “slushburger” in North Dakota, a “yip yip” in southwestern Illinois, and a “wimpy” in northeastern Pennsylvania. [poll id="6"]

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