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    The Favorite Series #3: Lalena Dolby

    Tricia Martin | Eating is Art [widget:tricia_martin_articles_2] This is the third in a series of articles by Tricia Martin about her "Favorite Dinners" that Chef's Blade will be featuring. At Chef's Blade, we believe that Tricia's creative and holistic approach will be a useful examples for all our culinary audiences. "The Favorite" is a series of meals Tricia is doing with ...
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    Ethiopian Scientist Wins World Food Prize

    Ethiopian Scientist Wins World Food Prize
    WASHINGTON-An Ethiopian scientist who has helped to feed hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa has won this year's World Food Prize. Dr. Gebisa Ejeta was honored at the U.S. State Department Thursday for his breakthroughs in developing drought and disease-resistant forms of sorghum, which is an African diet staple. According to the U.S.-based World Food Prize Foundation, which awards ...
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    Wisconsin Chef Teaches Cooking in Forests & Fields

    Wisconsin Chef Teaches Cooking in Forests & Fields
    WEST BEND, Wisconsin-As more travelers show an interest in local cuisines, a Milwaukee chef is taking the trend a bit further with a cooking school that travels to the food's origins. The Braise Culinary School holds classes on farms and in forests during warm months. Most classes start with a farm tour - or recently, a walk in the woods - ...
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    For Bobby Flay, the Food's His Thing

    For Bobby Flay, the Food's His Thing
    American chef and Food Network workhorse Bobby Flay, who unabashedly loves food and mentoring, says the network's next star must have the same passions. "My whole world is about food," Flay, successful restaurateur and Food Network personality, told United Press International. As the host-judge for the fifth season of Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star" airing Sundays beginning this week, ...
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    Christian Albin, former Four Seasons Executive Chef, Dies

    Christian Albin, former Four Seasons Executive Chef, Dies
    NEW YORK - Christian "Hitsch" Albin, who fed the world's luminaries for decades as executive chef of The Four Seasons - a restaurant that invented the "power lunch" - has died. He was 61. Albin died at New York University Medical Center on Saturday, five days after being diagnosed with cancer, the restaurant's owners said in a statement. The Swiss-born chef's ...
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    French Onion Duck Soup: Use What You Have

    French Onion Duck Soup: Use What You Have
    I wanted to let you know that the way I cook is not segmented. Yes, I do respond to sudden sniffs of inspiration and the breadth of my dishes are expansive, but I don't cook in a vacuum. I don't flutter about from one project to the next with little hindsight. I don't go to the market and buy a whole ...
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    New Driver Crashes into Taco Bell

    New Driver Crashes into Taco Bell
    Police in Connecticut said a new driver crashed into a Taco Bell restaurant directly under the "Drive-Thru Open" sign. Sgt. Sandy Ficara said the 20-year-old driver, who just recently received his driver's license, became impatient while waiting in the drive-through lane of the Hartford eatery and decided to park his car instead, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday. Ficara said the driver ...
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    Ancient Purple Carrot Finds New Life Coloring Food

    Ancient Purple Carrot Finds New Life Coloring Food
    FRESNO, California-The ancient purple carrot is returning to its roots, this time to dye processed foods rather than the robes of Afghan royals. Researchers in California are preparing for increased demand for fruits and vegetables that pull double duty as dyes as the deadline approaches for when the European Union will require warning labels on synthetically colored foods. "There's a mad ...
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    Cherries: The Bounty of Summer!

    Cherries: The Bounty of Summer!
    As I sit on this warm spring evening savoring a bowl of Bing cherries, I noticed the varied colors and degrees of ripeness and the flavors of each. No other fruit is so commemorated in art as the cherry tree depicting its blossoms, declaring spring. Most history books state that Italy first obtained the cherry from Asia-minor, which was brought to ...
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    Former Hooters Waitresses Allege Tip Theft

    Former Hooters Waitresses Allege Tip Theft
    Eight former waitresses of the Hooters eatery chain allege in a lawsuit their bosses at four Hooters establishments in California routinely stole their tips. The female plaintiffs allege while working for the popular restaurant chain, known for the skimpy outfits its waitresses wear, their managers stole tips amounting to nearly $40 per day per restaurant, The San Francisco Chronicle said Friday. ...
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    San Francisco to Give Fines for Throwing Out Food

    San Francisco to Give Fines for Throwing Out Food
    SAN FRANCISCO-Trash collectors in San Francisco will soon be doing more than just gathering garbage: They'll be keeping an eye out for people who toss food scraps out with their rubbish. San Francisco this week passed a mandatory composting law that is believed to be the strictest such ordinance in the nation. Residents will be required to have three color-coded trash ...
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    For Your Next Vacation, Work the Harvest!

    For Your Next Vacation, Work the Harvest!
    Exotic work vacations and leisurely cultural stays in foreign countries may seem like a concept from another time these days, but there are still a select few countries which offer just such an escape from troubled times. For as little as the cost of a plane ticket you could be in harvesting grapes in Bordeaux, France or chillin in the cellar ...
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    For the Obamas, Date Night in Paris

    For the Obamas, Date Night in Paris
    PARIS-Ah, Paris. The city of love. And the city of this week's presidential date night. A week after flying to New York for dinner and a Broadway show, President Barack Obama and first lady, Michelle, dined at a cozy neighborhood bistro just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower. The president and first lady were in France to join their counterparts ...
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    Slim Jim Plant Explodes

    Slim Jim Plant Explodes
    GARNER, N.C. - Three people were missing and 20 taken to hospitals after an explosion at a Slim Jim meat products plant in North Carolina, officials said Tuesday. Jeffrey Hammerstein, district chief with Wake County Emergency Medical Services, said five injured people were tagged as priority patients with serious conditions. Hammerstein said officials were searching for three people missing from the ...
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    Food Inc: Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite

    Food Inc: Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite
    This article was originally published in the Huffington Post on June 10, 2009. "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Food is everything, in the best of ways. It is what ties us to our friends and families, what holds us to our traditions and the planet, what keeps us coming together each ...
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    World Hangs on Obama's Every Bite

    World Hangs on Obama's Every Bite
    At the bustling Pi pizza restaurant in St. Louis, the staff has come up with a new mantra: "It's just pizza!" Just pizza, and yet still, they marvel, customers are happy to wait well upward of two hours at peak time for a table. That is, ever since news came out that Barack Obama loved this pizza so much during a ...
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    Developer of Chili's Restaurant Chain Dies

    Developer of Chili's Restaurant Chain Dies
    Norman Brinker, a restaurant mogul who popularized the salad bar and built a worldwide casual dining empire that includes Chili's Grill & Bar, died Tuesday at age 78. Brinker died at a hospital in Colorado, said Robin Rymer at Swan-Law Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. She did not know the cause of death. Before retiring as chairman of Dallas-based Brinker International ...
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    Q&A With Smith & Wollensky's CEO

     Q&A With Smith & Wollensky's CEO
    Smith & Wollensky CEO Nick Valenti is trying to focus on the future - the present is a little rocky. That's why Valenti just finished investing $1.3 million in renovating the Miami Beach location of Smith & Wollensky as part of his efforts to build customer loyalty. "There is no question there have been a lot of casualties during this economic ...
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    Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich

     Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich
    Take sweet smoky ham, garlicky roast pork, Swiss cheese, sour pickle chips and tangy yellow mustard. - Assemble them between two soft, chewy slabs of Cuban bread and smoosh the ensemble in a hot sandwich press. - If you've done this right, you'll end up with a fragrant, gooey, crispy treat that ranks among the best sandwiches in the world. - ...
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    Gluten-Free Advocate Helps Celiacs Enjoy Food Again

     Gluten-Free Advocate Helps Celiacs Enjoy Food Again
    She's an activist in the gluten-free community. But more precisely, Marcie Harvey, owner of Lil's Dietary Specialty Shop in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, is a matchmaker. When people with celiac disease - those who can't have the protein gluten, found in rye, barley and wheat -come into her store, she connects them to the proper resources and offers comfort foods they thought ...
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