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    Chefs Think Twitter is Hot

    Chefs Think Twitter is Hot
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ask Jasper Mirabile why he's Twittering, and you get three words back you didn't expect. The Jonas Brothers. Let him explain. "My daughter, Alexandra, came upon Twitter when she was following the Jonas Brothers," the longtime Kansas City, Mo., chef and owner of Jasper's restaurant said. "Then she said, 'Dad, there's some national chefs like Emeril who ...
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    Students Arrested for Not Paying Tip

    Students Arrested for Not Paying Tip
    It was an evening out that college students Leslie Pope and John Wagner will long remember. Not only did they get what they called lousy service, they got handcuffed and arrested. All over a $16.35 tip. They were with a half-dozen friends at the Lehigh Pub in Bethlehem last month, so the establishment tacked what it called a mandatory 18 percent ...
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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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    My Life at the CIA

    My Life at the CIA
    I've just started my ninth and final semester - fingers crossed! - in the Bachelors of Professional Studies at the Culinary Institute of America. I have a bit of a crazy schedule. Tuesdays and Thursdays are booked. First class starts at 9:45 a.m. Last class ends at 9:45 p.m. One stupid night class until January. I've been trying to set my ...
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    Start Preparation for National Food Safety Education Month

     Start Preparation for National Food Safety Education Month
    The National Restaurant Association encourages restaurant and foodservice operators to begin planning for the 15th annual National Food Safety Education Month. This month-long campaign is held every September and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and foodservice industry, while raising the awareness of the industry's commitment to food safety. This year's theme is "Food Safety Thrives ...
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    Ready, Set ... Grill!

    Ready, Set ... Grill!
    The weather may be cooling but don't give up on autumn's final s'mores, as few dishes are more satisfying than those cooked in the great outdoors. Make sure to be prepared for gourmet grilling with a few key tools to keep everything sizzling. We made our list of must-haves, and asked a couple of experts to chime in on their favorite ...
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    Beer of the Month: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

    Beer of the Month: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    When the weather cools down, malty brown ales really come into their own, and malt is mostly what this one is about. For the interest of beer geeks, the label lists all the ingredients, and they include eight varieties of malt and just two of hops. That proportion gives a pretty good picture of flavor - just enough hops to cut ...
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    White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America'

    White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America'
    NEW YORK - Michelle Obama's vegetable garden is about to become a culinary battlefield. The Food Network announced Wednesday that an episode of "Iron Chef America" will be taped at the White House featuring Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse. The three chefs, joined by White House chef Cristeta Comerford, will be welcomed by the first lady and allowed to ...
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    Biting Into Sushi

    Biting Into Sushi
    During the past 20 years, sushi restaurants have sprung up in cities across the U.S. Included in the mix are traditional corner sushi restaurants, hipster bars flaunting innovative fusion cuisine, and combinations of the two paired with flashy displays and a bustling night life. At Tengu in Santa Monica, California, Chef Shunji Nakao creates a colorful mikuno roll packed with fresh ...
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    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine

    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine
    A growing number of Americans are taking second looks at what they're buying for food to make sure they're not only making the healthiest choice but the most environmentally friendly one as well. The interest in buying green extends to wine as consumers go local, buy organic and even search out lighter bottles that use up less energy in shipping. There ...
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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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    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down

    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down
    The New York Times announced Thursday that restaurant critic Frank Bruni has decided to leave his influential position after five years. Bruni will step down as restaurant critic after a book promotion and vacation but will continue writing for the Times' Sunday magazine. The editor of the food section didn't say when Bruni would pen his last review. A successor has ...
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    Local Chefs Who Revel in Tomato Season

    Local Chefs Who Revel in Tomato Season
    Nothing beats the intensely fresh flavor of a tomato still warm from the vine. You can slice it for a simple salad or sandwich with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Or you can go wild by experimenting and building an entire meal around it. This is a great way to use up all those tomatoes ripe in gardens now - especially ...
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    An Organic Approach to Health Care

    An Organic Approach to Health Care
    WASHINGTON - Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you'll irritate those who think that President Obama's health care plan isn't quite progressive enough. It seems John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc. - green missionary and ...
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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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    Blumenthal Recieves Accolade While Ramsey Falls From Grace

    Blumenthal Recieves Accolade While Ramsey Falls From Grace
    'Restaurant' magazine's influential survey of the world's best eateries deals another blow to British chef after series of setbacks Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck was named one of the top restaurants in the world last night as Gordon Ramsay suffered the ignominy of falling out of the top 100. Just two months after hundreds of its £200-a-head diners fell violently ill, the ...
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    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass

    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass
    Guess what? Those endless fields of corn, soybeans, or alfalfa are not the thriftiest way to farm. Not in dollar terms. Not in environmental terms. So why are continuous and no-till farming still such staples in American agriculture? Because you & I subsidize them with our tax dollars. Farm welfare for the corporate farm. A 13-year study out of the University ...
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    Pastry Chef Dalia Jurgensen Pens a Not-So-Sweet Memoir

    Pastry Chef Dalia Jurgensen Pens a Not-So-Sweet Memoir
    If you’ve ever thought it would be sweet to bake for a living, Brooklyn-based dessert maven Dalia Jurgensen may inspire you to consider a career in confectionery. As the executive pastry chef at the Michelin-starred Williamsburg restaurant, Dressler, she spends her days as a culinary artist, creating edible visions from sugar, honey and pastry cream. But her life’s not all sugar ...
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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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    Fortifying Food for Your Brain

    Fortifying Food for Your Brain
    Just knowing how to pronounce docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, should be a pretty good indicator of brain health, right? (Need some help? It's DOH-koh-sah-HEXXA-eh-NOH-ik.) It's enough to say "DHA," and good thing, since we'll probably be hearing more about this tongue twister as research emerges about the link between diet and dementia. When nutritionist Elizabeth Somer's mother developed Alzheimer's disease years ...
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