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    Does Free Food Taste Better?

    Does Free Food Taste Better?
    A curious sight outside Tribune Tower: A line of office workers and tourists stretched from Illinois Avenue to Pioneer Court, a football field in length. The reason? A pizza company is launching a new line of flat-bread pies and offering free slices to passersby. It's a physiological function of humans: When food is free, logic is discarded like a Vienna sausageless ...
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    Merry Edwards: Pairing Wine & Food

    Merry Edwards: Pairing Wine & Food
    Merry Edwards, Proprietor and Winemaker of Meredith Vineyard Estate, Inc., has been crowned the “Grande Dame” and “Queen” of Pinot Noir. Her cutting-edge work with this varietal in the 70’s and 80’s, when America was not ready to drink, never mind create great Pinot Noir, broke the mold for winemakers everywhere. Launching her own brand in 1997 placed her on the ...
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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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    Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Shifts Its Pitch From Sexy to Family

     Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Shifts Its Pitch From Sexy to Family
    Six months ago, Victoria's Secret fashion models showed off their underwear at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a national television audience. This week, Kelly Ripa was the star at the newly renovated resort as she and Regis Philbin took their morning show, Live! with Regis and Kelly, to Miami Beach. "Another day in paradise from the Fontainebleau Miami Beach," the former ...
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    Snakes Need Culinary PR, Not Bounties

    Snakes Need Culinary PR, Not Bounties
    In the Philippines, they're rubbed with spices, stuffed with leaves from the palongpong vine and served as cinafa'y feclat. Cinafa'y feclat not only packs more menu appeal than "hot roasted python," it offers a culinary solution to the infestation of giant snakes threatening to overrun, or rather over-slither, South Florida. And beyond. Apparently, there's no biological reason keeping Burmese pythons - ...
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    The Favorite Series #2: My Brother and Me

    Tricia Martin | Eating is Art [widget:tricia_martin_articles_2] This is the second 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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    President's Obama's Favorite Restaurant To Close

    President's Obama's Favorite Restaurant To Close
    The Hyde Park neighborhood may be enjoying a renaissance with new development and a local guy in the White House, but not even a rave review by that man-who-would-be-president could save one of its most popular restaurants. The Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop, a soul and Cajun food joint frequented by aging academics, university students, black community leaders, and just plain ...
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    Chicago's Culinary Ambassador: Judith Dunbar Hines Promotes Chicago Dining With a Passion

    Chicago's Culinary Ambassador: Judith Dunbar Hines Promotes Chicago Dining With a Passion
    Who is the face of food in Chicago? You might answer Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless or Charlie Trotter. But, with no disrespect to these superstar chefs, our nod goes to Judith Dunbar Hines, director of culinary arts and events for the city's Department of Cultural Affairs. Her job is to put the spotlight on Chicago's thriving food scene. It involves showcasing ...
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    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms

    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms
    Organic farmers Matt Sheaffer and Steve Tiwald are busier than three-legged rabbits in a dense carrot patch. Spring is traditionally busy. But now they have developed increasingly popular hybrids of innovative thinking and old-school food production. Sheaffer, who runs Sandhill Organics in Grayslake, and Tiwald, executive director of Green Earth Institute on the outskirts of Naperville, are Community Supported Agriculture farmers. ...
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    Greg Grossman: Celebrity Chef is Just 13

     Greg Grossman: Celebrity Chef is Just 13
    You know your star is rising when your publicist follows you around a busy convention hall lugging your nitrous oxide tank, and it has nothing to do with your health. Indeed, Greg Grossman is healthy, as he should be: He is 13, with thick wavy hair and long dark eyelashes that would make a Jonas brother jealous. He wears sneakers, and ...
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    Singing the Praises of Hippie Food

    Singing the Praises of Hippie Food
    I love you, lousy hippie restaurants of Greater Chicago. I do. You give me the warm and fuzzies. Seriously - that is no joke, and this is no breakup, either. But that love is complicated and deep and unshakable, and I wouldn't be honest with you if I said I entirely understood that love. You've hurt me. You have plied me ...
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    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants

    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants
    The battle over mandatory calorie disclosures on chain restaurant menus is heating up, as public health advocates and the restaurant industry prepare to duke it out in Congress. Last week, bills were introduced in the House and Senate that would force fast-food chains like Oak Brook-based McDonald's Corp. to post calories on their menu boards, so you'll know at a glance ...
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    McDonald's Loses Trademark Battle in Malaysia

    McDonald's Loses Trademark Battle in Malaysia
    When it comes to its famous trademarks, McDonald's Corp. is known for McFightin'. But it came up a loser Wednesday in Malaysia, where a court ruled that an Indian restaurant can keep the name McCurry. The case highlights a never-ending battle for big consumer-products companies: staving off alleged attempts to hijack their marquee brands. "When you get a [trade] mark like ...
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    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants

    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants
    SALT LAKE CITY-Utah bartenders may serve alcoholic drinks to patrons directly over bar counters instead of having to walk around them under a new law that took effect last Tuesday. Partitions known as "Zion curtains" _ usually made of glass _ that separate bartenders from customers began coming down early Tuesday. The name is a reference to the state's religious heritage ...
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    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers

    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers
    ARLINGTON, Va.-It is like this: When you want a hamburger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short, but wholly noticeable, motorcade ride from the White House across the Potomac River to the state of Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell ...
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    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen

    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen
    ECORSE, Michigan-Prospero Galeana got a job washing dishes at a small Mexican restaurant, but his skills were in filling plates not scraping them. "He came up with chunky beef," owner Juan Garcia recalled, sitting under pinatas and sombreros at Taco Especial. "We cook it for two hours, add green peppers and onions. No powdered garlic _ fresh garlic. It's delicious. "He's ...
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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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    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings

    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings
    STADE, Germany-Two Vietnamese brothers were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the killings of seven people at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany in 2007. The victims,the owner and his wife, as well as five employees, were found shot to death at the Lin Yue restaurant in Sittensen, southwest of Hamburg, on Feb. 5, 2007. The ...
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    A Lesson in Dining: Think Culinary Schools

    A Lesson in Dining: Think Culinary Schools
    My most memorable school lunch involved a glass of Schramsberg bubbly and perfectly grilled scallops. OK, I also remember a great beef stew in grade school and the Union chili at university, but that's another story. This story is about school lunches in culinary "laboratories" around the world, those dining rooms and cafes found in schools that offer advanced food and ...
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    Cooking by the Book

    Cooking by the Book
    I learned to cook out of necessity. When I moved out of the house, I knew how to cook two things: ramen, and french toast (in a nonstick skillet). As a child, I never spent much time in the kitchen. At my grandmothers' houses, I stood at the doorjamb and watched. Occasionally, one would ask me to chop vegetables or shell ...
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