February 6, 2014 |
This is the season for wild birds and boar, for elk and all manner of game. Some is flown in from Scotland or Texas or New Zealand. And not every chef or restaurant indulges, so when they do, be ready to take advantage. It's easy to see chefs' fascination with exotic birds and animals. Game's flavor is deep and true. It also takes real skill to cook without drying it out and a keen sense of what flavors to pair with it. And since the supply is sporadic and as certain game comes in out of season, chefs have to be flexible.
February 4, 2014 |
RIO DE JANEIRO -- At least six people were killed in a shootout with Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, authorities said, as officers sought to apprehend suspects in the slaying of a police officer two days earlier. Two officers were wounded in the exchange of fire and three teenage boys were arrested, accused of drug trafficking and attempted homicide. Tuesday's firefight and the death Sunday of officer Alda Rafael, who was shot in the back, are the latest setbacks for Rio's "pacification" program.
January 28, 2014 |
Later this week, Olympic officials will begin rigorous pre-competition testing of athletes headed for the 2014 Sochi Games. The program is scheduled to start Thursday with the opening of the athletes' village. At an anti-doping conference late last year, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said that 2,453 tests will be conducted worldwide before the Games end on Feb . 23. "I think it would be stupid to try to cheat," IOC medical director Dr. Richard Budgett told the Associated Press.
January 20, 2014 |
After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft awoke to a pre-programmed alarm Monday and signaled anxious ground controllers that it had indeed woken up on schedule. "This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on," said Fred Jansen, manager of the European Space Agency 's Rosetta mission. "After a tense day we are absolutely delighted to have our spacecraft awake and back online. " (Watch an animated video of the wake-up sequence here .) PHOTOS: Amazing images from space Rosetta and its on-board lander, Philae, are scheduled to become the first-ever probes to attempt a landing on the surface of a comet this November.
January 17, 2014 |
In Long Hill Township, N.J., authorities have used just about everything - divers, K-9 units, helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and scores of volunteers on horseback and on foot - to search for David Bird. The Wall Street Journal reporter, 55, who covers energy markets, hasn't been seen since Jan. 11, when he left home for a short walk. He was wearing a red jacket, bluejeans and sneakers, and left without his cellphone or his medication, which he is required to take twice a day. "This has really got everybody very concerned,: said the Rev. Victoria McGrath of All Saints Episcopal Church, where a prayer vigil for Bird earlier this week ended with the crowd singing, "He's got David Bird in his hands.
January 17, 2014 |
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film. The five nominees in the category are Belgium's “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Cambodia's “The Missing Picture,” Denmark's “The Hunt,” Italy's “The Great Beauty” and the Palestinian film “Omar.” The final five were selected from a shortlist of nine films that had been whittled down from 76 submissions.