It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you.


South Carolina chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree has decided to run for the Senate.

Just when you thought the race for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat could not get more unusual, there's a new twist.


Famed South Carolina chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree has entered the race as a write-in candidate. She tells CNN she was motivated to launch the long-shot campaign after reading an article last week about GOP incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint's refusal to sign off on a congressional earmark of $400,000 to study dredging for the port of Charleston.

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You know I love small, local wineries. The New York Times is singing the praises of Maryland’s small wineries and its six wine trails.

ON a recent warm summer evening, well over a thousand people packed the lawns at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Md. Families tucked into picnics, toddlers ran freely, and couples and singles danced on the makeshift floor to a swing band pumping out oldies. But the main reason for the crowds was the wine.
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The trend of deep frying anything and everything has led to something new – deep fried beer.

It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to eat and drink beer, all in one bite.


Deep Fried Beer, debuting Friday at Miller Time Pub in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, is the perfect Wisconsin marriage of fried food and beer dipped in cheese. And you have to be at least 21 to order it.

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Think you can only get organics at Whole Foods or the farmers market? MNN has a slide show featuring some surprising places that organic foods are popping up.


Enjoy your weekend!


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.