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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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    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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    Nutritional Labeling Laws: We Need Them in Restaurants

    Nutritional Labeling Laws: We Need Them in Restaurants
    Travel isn't just about exploring iconic sites or art treasures; it's about food. Years later, what I may remember best about a place is that perfect piece of pie or creamy gelato. So you can understand how my pulse quickened when I spotted Ivar's, a much-touted seafood joint on Seattle's waterfront. The aroma of grease mingling with the sea air beckoned ...
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    The Homemade Oreo

    The Homemade Oreo
    My brother's birthday is on Halloween. I always thought he was so lucky—what an amazing holiday to have a birthday on! Everyone is festive, dressing up, eating sweets, and getting free candy, it doesn't get much better than that! We used to have really fun birthday parties for him too where my mom would create a "haunted-house" in the garage where ...
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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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    Cooking Draws Folks Together

    Cooking Draws Folks Together
    In the entrepreneurial world, necessity is the father of invention. Such was the case for Paula Lambert in 1982, the year she founded The Mozzarella Company. Lambert had just returned from Italy and missed the availability of fresh mozzarella cheese. With the library as her source of information, Lambert began to make her own. She is now the owner of her ...
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    Jamie Oliver's New Computer Cookbook

    Jamie Oliver's New Computer Cookbook
    I own a signed first edition of Jamie Oliver's debut The Naked Chef which, one day, I thought, ought to be worth a bit of money – perhaps when he's knighted? But these days I'm not so sure. Ten years on, there are Jamie jars of pasta sauce in the supermarket, Jamie pots and pans in John Lewis, Jamie's face on ...
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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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    Chew on Food-Safety Reform

    Chew on Food-Safety Reform
    Recalls of toxic or potentially toxic food products have become so routine that many of us barely pay attention unless we have just purchased some of the suspect substance. Food-borne illness is a by-product of mass agricultural production, rapid worldwide trade and the inability of regulatory agencies to sample any significant portion of the products headed to our dinner tables. Only ...
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    Nanofood: Safe and Green Cuisine

    Nanofood: Safe and Green Cuisine
    Food created with nanotechnology is healthful for humans and environmentally friendly. Pro or con? Pro: Dish up the Nanofood Russel Wheeler & Cozen O'Connor The statistics are alarming. Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show that one in four Americans is sickened by a food-borne illness each year. Moreover, producing and distributing food accounts for approximately 19% ...
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    Jamie Oliver Cooks for the G20 Conference

    Jamie Oliver Cooks for the G20 Conference
    It is among the trickiest of decisions for any hostess. But when Sarah Brown was deciding who to put next to Michelle Obama at tonight’s dinner for summit spouses in 10 Downing Street, she had years of experience in public relations to draw on. Seated on one side of Mrs Obama will be J. K. Rowling, the author; on the other ...
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    Chef Celebrates Century of French Haute Cuisine Eateries in Capital

    Chef Celebrates Century of French Haute Cuisine Eateries in Capital
    PROFESSIONAL DUBLIN chef Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire has been awarded Ireland's first PhD on food history. A lecturer in the school of culinary arts in DIT for the past 10 years, he is the first Irish chef to earn a PhD for his thesis on the history of Dublin restaurants. His degree will be conferred on Saturday in St Patrick's Cathedral, ...
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    Burger King Revamp Aims at Higher-Priced Kin

    Burger King Revamp Aims at Higher-Priced Kin
    CHICAGO - Burger King Corp. plans to swap its generic fast-food feel and bland tiles and tabletops for a vibe that's more sit-down than drive-through. As part of a plan to be revealed Wednesday in Amsterdam, the company will announce a massive effort to overhaul its 12,000 locations worldwide. The sleek interior includes rotating red flame chandeliers, brilliant TV-screen menus and ...
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    Consumer Advocates Find BPA in Food Packaging

    Consumer Advocates Find BPA in Food Packaging
    A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free." Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food could get doses of BPA "near levels that have caused adverse effects in several animal studies," according to the survey by Consumers Union, a ...
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    Twitter Used to Market Beer

    Twitter Used to Market Beer
    Athens businessman Alex Sams plans to join the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce because of a tweet - a short message - he read through the online social networking service Twitter. During the summer, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President Doc Eldridge used e-mail and Twitter to send out invitations to the chamber's annual midyear event. Sams, who is a partner ...
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    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition

    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition
    Do you know the common name of biotin? What about the precise size you have to dice a food for it to be considered a small dice? Culinary students competing in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl National Competition on July 13 in Orlando, Fla., must study up on answers such as these (vitamin B7; 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch ...
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    Political Food for Thought

    Political Food for Thought
    "Food is our common ground, a universal experience," wrote James Beard, but with all the political posturing and finger-pointing these final weeks on the campaign trail, it's difficult to imagine the presidential hopefuls and their running mates agreeing even on something as bipartisan as a tub of popcorn. Still, the American dinner table is a powerful metaphor for the national electoral ...
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    How to Use Your Phone to Choose Dinner

    How to Use Your Phone to Choose Dinner
    When four American University students set up a recipe-sharing website in 1997 their motivation was anthropological rather than commercial. However, within 10 years their website, designed to explore how people share recipes had grown into one of the world's biggest food websites - allrecipes.com According to vice president of marketing, Esmee Williams, it was people at home rather than web entrepeneurs, ...
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    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink

    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink
    Admit it; port has something of an image problem these days. Too many people think of port (if they ever think about port) as an old fogy drink best savored by crotchety gents puffing on stogies and pigging out on blue cheese. Looking to shake things up is Croft, the venerable Portuguese port house, with its Croft Pink port. That's right, ...
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    Food Cops: Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You?

    Food Cops: Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You?
    The food cops are back. With liberal Democrats running the two political branches of government, enthusiasts for the Nanny State are coming out of the woodwork. Chicago-and-Harvard law prof Cass Sunstein has been named the Obama administration's regulatory czar. (He replaces Susan Dudley, who came out of George Mason University's Mercatus Center, a free-market think tank.) Sunstein is the co-author of ...
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