Judges at the International Water Tasting competition Feb. 26 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., named the tap water in Yucca Valley, Calif., as the nation's most drinkable. . . . The editors of Boating magazine sampled fish sandwiches at Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's and Arthur Treacher's and named Burger King's Big Fish Sandwich as tops. . . . "The Art of the Cake" (William Morrow) by pastry expert Bruce Healy has been nominated for the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards. It is competing in the Baking and Sweets category with "Room for Dessert" (HarperCollins) by David Lebovitz and "Simply Sensational Desserts" (Broadway) by Francois Payard.

Winners will be announced April 1. — John Lehndorff