Food writer Cathy Barrow recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.Q. I typically use romaine for dinner salads. Any suggestions for alternative greens that would give me a similar crunch? I don’t like raw kale but am otherwise open to anything I can find at the store.A. Iceberg lettuce will give you the crunch, and Belgian endive or green leaf lettuce work. Frisée has more texture than crunch, but I always like it in a salad. Boston/butter lettuce is great, too. Not quite as crunchy, but great.Q. This is a problem I often have: I’ll put some kind of oil on something that I’m grilling, and inevitably the oil starts dripping into the coals – either from what I’ve added or the protein itself – and then I’ve got a grease fire putting soot all over everything. What am I doing wrong? I let the fire go down, but sometimes I do want flames to give it a char, … [Read more...] about Food Q&A: How can I get a lettuce crunch without using romaine?
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close Video Trump takes to Twitter to blast Mueller probe President says despite 'never ending and corrupt Russia investigation' there's 'no collusion or obstruction'; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.' President Trump is denying seeking to shut down Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, saying Thursday he would have fired the special c ounsel months ago if he wanted him gone. “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him,” the president tweeted. “Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper!” If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2018 Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story with the headline: “Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December.” That story claimed Trump was … [Read more...] about Trump: ‘I would have fired’ Mueller if I wanted
Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post Published 10:14 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A former actress who has accused Bill Cosby of rape drew gasps from the courtroom audience Wednesday when she declared, "I want to see a serial rapist convicted!" The blunt statement from Heidi Thomas served as a dramatic exclamation point to a cross-examination that stretched over two days, and escalated from gentle to rough and accusatory in its final stages. The remark was all the more startling because it seemed so out of keeping with the demeanor of Thomas, a cheerful music teacher who had the audience chuckling with self-effacing anecdotes about her youthful ambitions to be a musical theater star. Thomas, who is in her late 50s, is the first of five women prosecutors may call as witnesses in hopes of persuading jurors that Cosby engaged in a years-long pattern of drugging and sexually assaulting women - many of them young, naive strivers who looked up to him. … [Read more...] about ‘I want to see a serial rapist convicted!’ proclaims a prosecution witness at Bill Cosby’s retrial
This spring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementation of a phased in Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, automation process. The Form I-94 is issued to all visitors entering the U.S. and assists CBP in tracking temporary non-immigrants, visa overstays, and other relevant information concerning foreign nationals entering the U.S. The new program created a paperless admission process with the ultimate goal of eliminating the paper I-94 card for foreign travelers. The automation enables CBP to organize admission data for sea and air entries easily and accessibly, saving an estimated $15.5 million per year in related costs (not from a reduction in paper). While the effort to move to an electronic system should be commended, the new system may make life a bit more complicated for employers sponsoring foreign workers due to the requirements of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form process. Travelers, with the exception of … [Read more...] about I-94 Automation and the I-9 Process: Making the Immigration Form I-9 More Complicated
The other day a lawyer asked me: “Isn’t one of the hardest things about editing well learning to improve the writing while not changing the writer’s voice?” I said no: When editing most lawyers’ work, I have little regard for the writer’s voice because most lawyers haven’t cultivated a discernible voice. What all legal writers should strive for is to be the voice of reason.I’d hate to see editors constrained by some notion of not changing voice. In my office, I want everyone making the same types of edits that any professional editor of nonfiction would make—anyone on the copy desk of The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker or The Wall Street Journal.If the average legal writer’s work were subjected to this type of rigorous editing, lots of hyphens would be inserted in phrasal adjectives (as in last-straw job-performance discharge); lots of hyphens would be deleted in what should be solid prefixed terms (such as … [Read more...] about How to bring a more conversational style to your writing