Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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Goetta lovers rejoice. Select concession stands at Great American Ball Park began offering "goetta dogs" and "goetta burgers" last week. Using Glier's goetta, concessionaires grill onions and peppers for the bun-length dogs ($3). The half-pound grilled goetta burgers ($7) come with a choice of cheese, lettuce and tomato, and fries.

June's issue of 'Cook's Illustrated' features recipes for juicy steak tips, lemon cheesecake and authentic enchiladas, a rating of traditional skillets and supermarket mozzarella and reviews of Italian cookbooks. $5.95.

Market Scan

Soy nuts are roasted soy beans, available at some groceries and many health food stores, which are about the shape of corn kernels and sometimes coated with seasonings. To make your own reduced-fat soy nuts: Soak dried whole soy beans overnight, then rinse and drain. Season the beans, then bake in a 350-degree oven, stirring occasionally, until they're light brown (about an hour).

Sip It

Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 1999 ($17.99): A well-balanced wine from this Tuscan powerhouse. An approachable combination of fruit and tannins makes this a solid accompaniment to food. A blend of sangiovese,

canaiolo nero and cabernet sauvignon results in a smooth, consistent wine with cherry, and hints of strawberry and smoke.

Amy Simmons

Hot Date

The Association for India's Development presents "Taste of India," 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Old St. George, 42 Calhoun St., Corryville, featuring food samples from Indian restaurants, arts, crafts and music. Admission: $1. (UC students free.) Information: 556-7514 or Web site.

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