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    Mixed, Fixed and Fresh: Cocktails and Offbeat Lemonades for Summer

    Mixed, Fixed and Fresh:  Cocktails and Offbeat Lemonades for Summer
    Now that it's officially summer (and finally hot!), it's time to think about refreshing lemonades and cool cocktails. "In the world of cocktails, we've been going through a rebirth over the past several years," says mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, whose Web site www.theliquidmuse.com has recipes and cocktail advice. "People are thinking about cocktails more like chefs do with food. We are looking ...
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    Get Savvy About Food Safety

    Get Savvy About Food Safety
    E. coli in cookie dough. Salmonella in peanut products. Listeria in cheese. Those are just some of the food problems reported since June 1. According to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of cases of food-borne illnesses in the nation each year lead to more than 300,000 people being hospitalized and 5,000 deaths. Food safety is ...
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    13 Year Old Chef Wonder Is Excluded from Food Events that are 21+

    13 Year Old Chef Wonder Is Excluded from Food Events that are 21+
    Fearlessness for a 14-year-old boy often involves a skateboard and something not meant to be skated on. Or skated off. For 14-year-old Jeffrey Caves, however, fearlessness means preparing squab - something he never had cooked before - without a recipe, in front of strangers. Let us be more specific: squab seasoned with herbs and garlic, served on a bed of sauteed ...
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    Get Your Fill on Food Films

    Get Your Fill on Food Films
    It's at roughly the midway point of Robert Kenner's documentary "Food, Inc." when the creeping sensation begins. You think, this is not an argument for eating organic, and it's not a provocative portrait of independent farming in the age of Big Agriculture (though, to an extent, it is both of those things). No, mainly, you begin to wonder if this was ...
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    A Chef's Dream Farm

    A Chef's Dream Farm
    What makes a man ditch a high paying, high profile luxury resort chef position in the middle of a recession, uproot his family of four, and move two states away to live in a tiny apartment in Coupeville Washington? Well, historical providence, low interest rates, and greener pastures perhaps; in this case literally. Chef Vincent Nattress, the Executive Chef of Meadowood ...
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    From the Pasture to the Plate

    From the Pasture to the Plate
    The Kansas Beef Council has once again found a way to put producers' dollars to work through the Beef Checkoff program with their recent Pasture to Plate Chef's Tour held near Wichita, Kan. According to Todd Johnson, KBC executive director, this was an idea Sharla Huseman, KBC director of marketing, came up with and coordinated. "The overall purpose of the Chef's ...
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    Chefs Cause Sensation at Benefit Led By Puck: Many Feature Produce Grown in Their Areas

     Chefs Cause Sensation at Benefit Led By Puck: Many Feature Produce Grown in Their Areas
    When chefs from all over the country gather in Northeast Ohio, you can be sure there will be some good eating going on. The biennial Five Star Sensation benefit for University Hospital's Ireland Cancer Center on Saturday did not disappoint. More than 60 chefs and vintners gathered in Beachwood to showcase some of their finest offerings. On center stage was celebrity ...
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    'Your Sommelier' Launches on Zagat.com

     'Your Sommelier' Launches on Zagat.com
    Wine Expert Kevin Zraly Selects Best Values from Over 100 of NYC's Top Wine Lists Choosing the right bottle on a wine list can be a daunting task, especially finding the best value. To solve this dilemma, Zagat has partnered with renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly to launch "Your Sommelier," an online guide to finding the best wines at the lowest ...
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    The Craft of Winemaking

     The Craft of Winemaking
    WINE IS AN ART - winemaking is a highly skilled craft. In Catalan, the language of Barcelona, "artesa" translates into craftsman. Today, in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, Artesa Vineyards and Winery is translating five generations of European winemaking into California wines of note. On what he calls his "360 degree" tour, fifth generation winemaker Mark Beringer was in Frederick ...
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    Almond Chocolate Mousse…to Quell a Craving

    Almond Chocolate Mousse…to Quell a Craving
    My grandmother had a variety of addictions—who wouldn’t after surviving two world wars and The Great Depression? Until she passed at age 87, she began each day with a glass of Scotch and drank until the sandman replaced her hiccoughs with slumber. She smoked at least a pack of Winstons a day. She played cards like a shark. When I was ...
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    The Story of the Pineapple, a Symbol of Hospitality

    The Story of the Pineapple, a Symbol of Hospitality
    Although it was November, the sun was still quite warm and lush green foliage seemed to come the out to the waters edge of this Caribbean volcanic island now known as Guadalupe. It was 1493 and Christopher Columbus had arrived from Spain on his second voyage to the new world. His small flotilla of ships dropped their anchors and lowered their ...
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    Women Dine, Dash and then Crash into Detroit IHOP

    Women Dine, Dash and then Crash into Detroit IHOP
    DETROIT - Four women trying to skip out on their bill at an International House of Pancakes ended up plowing into the Detroit restaurant as they sped away. No one was injured in the accident Tuesday morning. Restaurant manager Raymond Jefferson told the Detroit Free Press the women ran from the IHOP just after 6 a.m. without paying their bill. Their ...
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    BookofCooks Provides a New Way to Make a Living off Your Cooking!

    BookofCooks Provides a New Way to Make a Living off Your Cooking!
    BookofCooks today announced the launch of its Web-based directory created to connect culinary professionals and consumers. Incorporating the latest social networking technology, the Web site serves as a resource to help people locally find professional chefs, caterers, specialty foods and more within a particular region. On www.BookofCooks.com, users can easily register to ˜book a cook' who meets their taste buds' needs, ...
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    'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around

     'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around
    "Top Chef Masters" [***] (Three stars) OK, I can get hit by a bus on the way home - I'm already seeing the stars. Seems I've just awarded stars to a show that awards stars to rock star chefs whose restaurants are normally awarded stars by food critics who are, in fact, the judges on this show. If you're still with ...
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    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'

    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'
    Some of the finest rock-star chefs in America came close to losing their five-star ratings on "Top Chef Masters." In last night's premiere, Christopher Lee of Aureole on the East Side came in second place behind Fleur de Lys wizard Hubert Keller, who moves on to the championship round. Why would top chefs such as Lee, Keller and Jonathan Waxman - ...
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    Black Garlic: The 'It' Food

    Black Garlic: The 'It' Food
    Add "black" to the many ways we're taking our garlic. In relatively short order, black garlic has morphed from obscure dietary supplement to trendy top-chef ingredient. Inventor Scott Kim began developing the product in South Korea in 2004. His goal was to market aged or fermented black garlic as a super-food: Its patented, month-long heat-curing process creates a high level of ...
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    Local Chef Tim Love is Back in the TV Kitchen - or Dorm Room, As the Case May Be

     Local Chef Tim Love is Back in the TV Kitchen - or Dorm Room, As the Case May Be
    A couple of years ago, Fort Worth chef Tim Love faced off with "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto on Food Network's Iron Chef America and won. On Wednesday, Love returns to reality-competition food TV, and this time he's competing with three heavy-hitting chefs on the premiere of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. The show is a Top Chef spinoff that isn't all that ...
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    Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles

      Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles
    Taiwanese cuisine grew out of poverty. Though Taipei is a metropolis now, where the visitor can command any pleasure, it wasn’t always so. And large swaths of the island continue today in a state that most Americans would consider “underdeveloped.” There are many reasons for Taiwan’s poverty, chief among them, perhaps, is the island’s uncertain status as a colonial possession. Since ...
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    Whole Foods Market (R) Goes Web 2.0

    Whole Foods Market (R) Goes Web 2.0
    Free App for iPhone and iPod touch Provides Natural Recipes, Searches by Dietary Preference and Store Locator Austin, TX- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) today announced the availability of an application on the App Store. The app was created as an additional way to satisfy and delight customers by providing Whole Foods Market's entire selection of over 2,000 online recipes ...
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    Children Return to White House Garden

    Children Return to White House Garden
    Children who helped first lady Michelle Obama plant the White House garden in April returned to the garden Tuesday to harvest vegetables. A media pool report said White House associate chef Sam Kass reported the garden has produced lettuce, snap peas, beans, kale, collards and chard. The 10 elementary-age children from the Bancroft school, accompanied by their principal and teachers, picked ...
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