Sandwich of death

Sandwich of death

At last, vindication for those who routinely instruct the nation’s sandwich makers to hold the sprouts. The crunchy-yet-repellent veggies have been implicated in an outbreak of foodborne illness that has killed more than 30 people in Europe.

For those who simply must have their sprouts, experts say they are perfectly safe if cooked. Chef Buzz suggests sauteing them in a little bacon grease, or perhaps the rendered fat from roasted chicken thighs.

Aptly named: Speaking of poisonous plants, one of the most toxic in the Northwest is the death camas.

And not only is death camas as deadly as a tray of sprouts in an Amsterdam salad bar, it also gave your 16-year-old nephew a great name for the thrash metal band he just formed.

Drudge report: Officials in Alaska on Friday released 24,000 pages of emails that Sarah Palin and hubby Todd sent during the first 22 months of her stint as the state’s governor.

Major news organizations including the Washington Post, owner of The Herald, asked readers to help them comb through the massive document dump. To which The Buzz replied, Well, OK, I could … Ah, that’s right. I have that ditch to dig this weekend. Sorry.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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