One more reason to love spring in Chucktown: softshell crabs. I know that 17 North has them and I just got a message from Atlanticville. They'll have them tomorrow. If you're visiting, and see them as a special, do yourself a favor and indulge.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.