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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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    A Kid's Answer to Where their Food Comes From: The Supermarket

    A Kid's Answer to Where their Food Comes From: The Supermarket
    ASK any child where their food comes from, and the chances are they'll say the supermarket. And most adults don't know a lot more about how food ends up on their plate either. So it's no surprise that farmers who struggle to stay in business get angry when consumers complain about the price of the fruit and veg. But one shopper ...
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    Family With Kids Gets Cursed on Bill

    Family With Kids Gets Cursed on Bill
    A restaurant employee was fired in Britain after the F-word was found printed on a family's dinner bill. Craig Cartin said he and his wife where shocked when their bill for dinner at Cactus Joe's in Halifax, England, arrived with the curse word typed at the bottom. He said his older daughter, aged 2, created a fuss when their food took ...
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    "Upstairs" at Chez Panisse

    "Upstairs" at Chez Panisse
    Last night, I ate at the Chez Panisse Café (or “upstairs,” as some like to call it) for the first time. For the better part of a decade, I’ve passed by the restaurant’s front doors without entering. I’ve studied the menus, bought the cookbooks, and even patronized restaurants operated by CP alumni but, until last night, I’d never actually eaten at ...
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    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland

    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland
    Swedish stockpiles of Cold War-era canned meat sold for use in Poland's restaurants are in various stages of rancid decay, experts say. The meat, which Sweden phased out by the end of the 1990s, was sold by the Swedish Board of Agriculture to a Swedish trading company on the condition it not be sold for food inside the European Union, The ...
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    UK Health Board Mandates Freezing of Sushi Fish, Chefs Disagree

    UK Health Board Mandates Freezing of Sushi Fish, Chefs Disagree
    TOP Scots sushi chefs have been ordered to stop serving raw fish unless they freeze it first. John Cochrane-Barnett and John Jones were gutted when watchdogs visited their Yatai Japanese Restaurant in Aberdeen to warn them about the law. The EU directive says raw fish must be frozen to at least -20C for more than a day to kill parasites. Few ...
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    Maple Gingerbread for a Winter Holiday

    Maple Gingerbread for a Winter Holiday
    On Friday, I sat at my desk and watched fat puffs of snow fall from an all-white sky. Ordinarily it would not be such an occurrence for me to be distracted by drifting snow on December 4th. But last Friday, I was really, really mesmerized. At times, completely lost in a faraway fantasy, which may also have had something to do ...
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    Chauffeur Accuses Celebrity Chef of Assault

    Chauffeur Accuses Celebrity Chef of Assault
    Culinary whiz David Burke pounded his chauffeur like a veal cutlet, punching him in the face and slamming a car trunk on his head after the driver asked to go home for his wife's birthday, according to his alleged victim and a police report. Whipping- post wheelman Thomas Heiser filed an affidavit in Fort Lee, NJ, Municipal Court alleging his former ...
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    Top Chef Names one of the Brothers, Champ

    Top Chef Names one of the Brothers, Champ
    Frederick had two hometown boys in the running for Top Chef, but one was clearly the favorite son. Bryan Voltaggio, the older one with the swishy restaurant in town and the good sense to hold his tongue on TV, had nearly all of Frederick rooting for him Wednesday night in the finals of Bravo's reality cooking show. Even family members who ...
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    Top Chefs on Opening Shop

    Top Chefs on Opening Shop
    So you want to open your own restaurant despite the bad economy? While it may be one of the most rewarding business ventures, it is also one of the riskiest. Conventional wisdom holds that nine out of 10 new restaurants fail during their first year of operation. Although that rate has been debunked, the fact is, opening a restaurant isn't always ...
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    Padma Dishes on the Show, Her Pregnancy Cravings

    Padma Dishes on the Show, Her Pregnancy Cravings
    One would think that after the reception "Top Chef" hostess with the mostess Padma Lakshmi got in Boston, the Bravo foodies would bring one of their popular cooking contests to the Hub! But the pregnant Padma, who visited MIT over the weekend, refused to dish about future "Top Chef" venues when asked, although she gushed about this season's foray to Las ...
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    Reichl: Sadness, Support Follow Gourmet's Closing

    Reichl: Sadness, Support Follow Gourmet's Closing
    Don't tell former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl this week's closing of the venerable food magazine reflects any sort of judgment on the food elite. "It's one of the things that drives me crazy," Reichl said in a phone interview Thursday from Kansas City, Mo., where she was promoting the now-shuttered magazine's latest cookbook, "Gourmet Today." "People keep talking about it as ...
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    Cara Cara Oranges

    Cara Cara Oranges
    With my life long alliance with farmers and growers of vegetables and produce in California, I try not to purchase fruit from another country (the hell with NAFTA), no less from another hemisphere. But why? Well, first ask any American grower how much produce we send to foreign countries and which countries we send to and you’ll find it’s not to ...
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    Beyond Bacon: Where Did Brunch Get Its Start?

    Beyond Bacon: Where Did Brunch Get Its Start?
    I lived in New York City for ten years, and I can safely say that it’s a city crazy about brunch. On weekend days, especially Sundays, people all over town go out for eggs, pancakes, and sandwiches. People who normally would never wait for a table at a restaurant shiver in the cold for an hour at the most happening spots. ...
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    Dummy's Guide to Ordering First Date Wine

    Dummy's Guide to Ordering First Date Wine
    First dates are very fragile affairs. They are about two individuals testing the waters to decide if they are compatible enough or if it is worthwhile spending your gunpowder in a relationship with the other person. On a first date you would probably have many things to worry about, but if I were you I would certainly make sure that ordering ...
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    Sweet Success: Cake Queen Edda Martinez Expands Her Domain

    Sweet Success: Cake Queen Edda Martinez Expands Her Domain
    When the cakes at the neighborhood dulceria wouldn't do, Edda Martinez decided to bake her own for family celebrations. For a son's autumn birthday, she whipped up a pumpkin cake. For the holidays, she created Christmas trees. Relatives and friends loved them so much that she began taking cake decorating classes "wherever they were offered" (including one she was later recruited ...
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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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    Swiss Seek to Settle Debate Over the True Fondue

    Swiss Seek to Settle Debate Over the True Fondue
    GENEVA-It's dinnertime and farmers are dipping bread cubes into a molten pot of melted cheese, an image of Switzerland's rustic mountainsides and garrets as iconic as Heidi at her chalet or men in embroidered vests playing 10-foot-long (3.05-meter-long) Alphorns. The classic fondue is still a mainstay of the Swiss diet, and good fondues can be ordered in restaurants around the country. ...
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    Yule of Yesteryear: A Celebration of Lost Holiday Traditions

    Yule of Yesteryear: A Celebration of Lost Holiday Traditions
    VALPARAISO - Wet weather might have canceled the confederate soldiers' rifle drills, but it didn't stop them from cooking Christmas dinner over an open flame. The Walton Guard, a Civil War re-enactment group, relived the Christmas of 1861 by campfire Saturday across the street from the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. They were on hand for the museum's annual Yule of ...
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    Thoughts on Awful Wine Lists

    Thoughts on Awful Wine Lists
    The myth of wine, as it is sold in restaurants, is wedded to the myth of pairing. Any restaurant with an eye towards gastronomic quality asks us to believe that its wine list was carefully hand-selected to include wines that complement the restaurant’s unique cuisine, or at very least, its general concept. Such a list must be rigorously maintained, to ensure ...
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