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    Lindsay Pomeroy and Wine Smarties: Teaching Wine to San Diego

    Lindsay Pomeroy and Wine Smarties: Teaching Wine to San Diego
    In the airport, on the way to visit my sister last summer, I picked up a copy of Wine Spectator. The issue covered the top sommeliers in the country, organized by city. Searching for something familiar, I looked at New York City, Boston, and finally San Diego, places where I had once lived. To my surprise, a college friend of mine ...
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    The Celebrity Nutritionist

    The Celebrity Nutritionist
    There are few people who could make the inner workings of the gut exciting , but the nutritionist Ian Marber is one of them. As he waxes lyrical on slow-release wholegrain s while drawing diagrams of things called mitochondria, his enthusiasm is so infectious you forget he is talking about things that would normally bore most of us silly. For the ...
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    Bermuda: An Intoxicating Island

    Bermuda: An Intoxicating Island
    I had the opportunity to travel to the beautiful island of Bermuda last week. I was very excited to enjoy the sun, relax, and explore the island cuisine. I was especially interested in exploring the beverage category, since, as a matter of principle, I was on vacation; and, as a point of journalistic exploration, I am interested in extending beverage information ...
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    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt

    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt
    Snyder's of Hanover is buying Utz, and has pledged not to fool with the two product lines - at least, for now. That's a good thing for snack-food sophisticates, who know that all pretzels are not created equal. An Inquirer tasting of 17 products from the two companies revealed a consistent distinction between the brands as Utz and Snyder's went nugget ...
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    Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies at 75

    Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies at 75
    LOS ANGELES - Dom DeLuise, the portly entertainer and chef whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75. Agent Robert Malcolm said DeLuise died about 6 p.m. Monday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. Malcolm said the family did ...
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    The Scotch and How We’re Sold It: A Balvenie Tasting.

    The Scotch and How We’re Sold It: A Balvenie Tasting.
    I don’t like wearing suits to industry tastings. From top to toe the beverage industry is riddled with bro-deals and glad-handing; besides, sporting a suit makes me feel like a broker, when, ostensibly at least, I’ve come to assess and appreciate the aesthetic qualities of the subject at hand—the subject usually being wine. I stroll in with scuffed leather boots and ...
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    The Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit

    The Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit
    It was Griffith Hughes in 1750, who first described the Grapefruit as the “Forbidden Fruit”, which he found growing in Barbados. Later in 1789, it was reported growing in most parts of Jamaica. In 1823, that Count Odette Phillipe took grapefruit seeds from the Bahama Islands to Safety Harbor near Tampa, Florida where he planted them. Once the trees bared fruit ...
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    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue

    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
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    Taco Bell Ad Star Gidget the Chihuahua Dies at 15

    Taco Bell Ad Star Gidget the Chihuahua Dies at 15
    LOS ANGELES - Gidget the Chihuahua, the bug-eyed, big-eared star of 1990s Taco Bell commercials who was a diva on and off the screen, has died. She was 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized, said Karin McElhatton, owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, which owned ...
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    Black Garlic Adds Magic

    Black Garlic Adds Magic
    Dark and savory with an almost indescribable flavor, black garlic is one of the trendiest new ingredients to be popping up on restaurant menus across the country. Black garlic is fresh garlic that has been fermented. The process turns the cloves a rich black color with an intensely concentrated, slightly sweet, somewhat smoky flavor, reminiscent of Worcestershire sauce. The green, pungent ...
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    Love in My Gut: Peanut Butter Cookies

    Love in My Gut: Peanut Butter Cookies
    I have just finished a short, intense love affair. I am afraid my lover will not be visiting again soon—he’s just too much for a girl to handle. He makes me do crazy things, like sit in the kitchen for hours, hot and red-faced. He takes his time. He makes me sit inside the house, blushing and indulging and licking my ...
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    A New Cow Urine Based Soft Drink Developed in India

    A New Cow Urine Based Soft Drink Developed in India
    A new soft drink made with bovine urine is under development in India, and if that country's leading Hindu cultural group has its way, the beverage will be marketed as a "healthy" alternative to Coke and Pepsi. The soft drink, called "Gau Jal" – that's Sanskrit for "cow water" - is undergoing lab tests and could be launched "very soon, maybe ...
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    Urban Farming: The New Hip Thing.

    Urban Farming: The New Hip Thing.
    This article was originally published by Mountain Hardwear "Urban farming" is the hip new thing. Maybe it's the economy. Or maybe Americans are just going through a "green" phase. Suddenly, urban farming is everywhere-it's in the news, in magazines, on television. Artists are getting on the bandwagon, too. Urban farming is so trendy that the New York Times even ran an ...
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    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare

    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare
    LONDON - Lovers of snail porridge, mustard ice cream and jelly of quail, rejoice. Britain's most famous restaurant reopened Thursday, March 12, more than two weeks after it shut due to a mysterious outbreak of sickness that left 400 people reporting bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. That kind of bad publicity could kill an ordinary restaurant, but The Fat Duck and ...
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    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat

    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat
    TORONTO - Lemongrass, basil, and ginger are moving from the kitchen counter and onto the bar counter for Summer and into Fall 2009. According to a recent survey of 1600 chefs conducted by The National Restaurant Association, 33% of those surveyed said the "culinary cocktail" is the number-one emerging concept for 2009, with professional bartenders approaching drink-making as a chef does ...
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    Novel Confections: Author Gaby Triana's Cakes Are As Imaginative As Her Plots

     Novel Confections: Author Gaby Triana's Cakes Are As Imaginative As Her Plots
    Apr. 30-When Gaby Triana was 7 years old, she wanted an Easy-Bake Oven, the type that baked real cookies and cupcakes. Santa Claus didn't deliver. This disappointment may be the reason why, 30 years later, the Country Walk mother better known to teenagers and teachers for her young adult novels has a brisk moonlighting business creating elaborate and unusual cakes for ...
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    The Weird History of the Turkey

    The Weird History of the Turkey
    To Americans, the word turkey conjures thoughts of Thanksgiving. However, there are a lot of ideas about the bird and the holiday, which need clarification. It is believed that the first pilgrims that landed in Plymouth would have starved if not for the feast of turkey provided by the local Powhatan natives. In part, that is somewhat true. But, the Pilgrims ...
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    The Giant Gingerbread Contest

    The Giant Gingerbread Contest
    Using chocolate for concrete, sugar and water for glass and gingerbread for shingles, chefs at The Peabody built a 6-foot house in less than eight hours. They took home the $10,000 prize for winning the "Giant Gingerbread" contest on "Food Network Challenge." The episode premiered Sunday and airs again at 7 tonight. "I never want to see gingerbread again," said Reinaldo ...
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    Farmed Exotic Mushrooms

    Farmed Exotic Mushrooms
    The first soup I ever made was a "black" mushroom soup. It seemed modish back then, compared to the canned, white slimy version that everyone thought fine to serve at dinner, jazzed up with parsley and a spot of cream. My soup contained flat mushrooms, whose ripe black frills gave it its darkly chic tone. A clove of garlic, a chopped ...
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    Dan Barber Named Top Chef in US at Food `Oscars'

    Dan Barber Named Top Chef in US at Food `Oscars'
    NEW YORK-Dan Barber, a pioneer of the so-called farm-to-table restaurant movement, was named the top U.S. chef on Monday by the James Beard Foundation. Dan Barber was lauded for using his New York restaurants _ Blue Hill New York and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills _ to highlight the difference seasonal and sustainable agriculture can make on the ...
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