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    Aliza Green Shows Off Local Flavor

    Aliza Green Shows Off Local Flavor
    If you can't take the heat, find a dame who has a penchant for fire. Clad in a burnt-orange chef's coat, local cookbook author and chef, Aliza Green reached across the counter at La Cucina in the Reading Terminal Market and tossed a handful of black peppercorns into a hot pan as she imparted a bit of culinary wisdom to her ...
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    Ramsay Profits Fell Almost 90%

    Ramsay Profits Fell Almost 90%
    Profits at Gordon Ramsay's UK restaurants plunged almost 90 per cent in a "turbulent" year in which the celebrity chef was forced to pump his own money into the business. Ramsay's latest company accounts show that the restaurant empire came close to the brink as revenues collapsed while debt and tax bills mounted up. The precarious situation caused the TV chef ...
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    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV

    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV
    Earlier this year, Bravo TV producers invited Holly Smith, of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, to compete on "Top Chef Masters," a dream for most chefs. For Smith? Nope. Not her thing, she said. A month later, the Food Network made the same call to try to land her for "The Next Iron Chef." They wouldn't take no for an answer. They ...
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    The Craft of Winemaking

     The Craft of Winemaking
    WINE IS AN ART - winemaking is a highly skilled craft. In Catalan, the language of Barcelona, "artesa" translates into craftsman. Today, in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, Artesa Vineyards and Winery is translating five generations of European winemaking into California wines of note. On what he calls his "360 degree" tour, fifth generation winemaker Mark Beringer was in Frederick ...
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    Eat Smaller Fish for Their Healthful Properties

    Eat Smaller Fish for Their Healthful Properties
    Big is better, we've long been told, especially when it comes to food. Super-size this, double that, pile the trimmings high. Smaller, however, is increasingly proving to be smarter, more sustainable and equally satisfying when it comes to seafood. Eco-conscious top chefs and home cooks are turning to smaller and lesser-known fish not only for environmental and health reasons but because ...
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    The Time is Now for Food Safety Legistlation

    The Time is Now for Food Safety Legistlation
    Food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler spoke today from his office in Seattle on the importance of passing HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. "In 2002, in the middle of the recall of 21,000,000 pounds of E. coli O157:H7-tainted ConAgra beef that sickened 50 Americans and killed one grandmother, I wrote an Op-Ed saying that it was ...
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    Beet Ice Cream!

    Beet Ice Cream!
    When it comes to ice cream, pastry chef Carrie Summer really has her priorities straight. "Instead of buying a new car this year, I bought a Pacojet," she said, referring to her newly acquired Swiss-tooled toy, the Rolls-Royce of frozen dessert makers. "All the top chefs are using it," she said. Including her. Summer is the sweet side of the Chef ...
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    Changing the World, One Tamale at a Time

    Changing the World, One Tamale at a Time
    In a quiet corner of San Francisco’s Mission District a social movement of sorts is carried out on a daily basis through the mixing of eggs, butter, flour and a healthy dose of philanthropy. Now in its third year, "La Cocina":http://www.lacocinasf.org is a small food business incubator focused on providing space and assistance to women who are considered low-income entrepreneurs. Funded ...
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    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio

    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio
    An Ohio couple has raised what could be the real Great Pumpkin, a monster weighing in at 1,725 pounds. Nick and Christy Harp of Jackson Township near Massillon learned their pumpkin was a world record-holder on Saturday at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-In, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported. Christy Harp told the television station this year's big pumpkin was her work. ...
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    Farmers Question Need for New Rules

    Farmers Question Need for New Rules
    RALEIGH - Farmers from across the state are worried that potential food-safety legislation could hurt their livelihoods and forever change the way they operate. A meeting Monday at the State Fairgrounds brought together farmers, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, plus state agriculture officials. It was one of several "listening sessions" planned by the ...
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    How Chef's Still Buy Local

    How Chef's Still Buy Local
    Pick the perfect produce and freshest cheeses with our tips from Farmers Market expert Chef Amy Tornquist. “Even in this economy, it still pays to buy local,” insists North Carolina chef and local foods afficionado Amy Tornquist. The majority of dairy and vegetables she uses at her restaurant, Watts Grocery, come from within a two-hour radius of Durham, and she has ...
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    Country Clubs & Golf Courses Tee Up for Improved Profits With ChefTec

     Country Clubs & Golf Courses Tee Up for Improved Profits With ChefTec
    Scan the schedule for the 2009 PGA Tour and you will find a number of country clubs, resorts and golf courses that are using ChefTec and CorTec Software. Culinary Software Services, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice and hospitality industry, has installations in hundreds of clubs throughout the world, including the TPC properties in Boston, Sawgrass, Louisiana, ...
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    Get Your Fill on Food Films

    Get Your Fill on Food Films
    It's at roughly the midway point of Robert Kenner's documentary "Food, Inc." when the creeping sensation begins. You think, this is not an argument for eating organic, and it's not a provocative portrait of independent farming in the age of Big Agriculture (though, to an extent, it is both of those things). No, mainly, you begin to wonder if this was ...
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    Chef Bowser Offers Up Delicious Noontime Treats

     Chef Bowser Offers Up Delicious Noontime Treats
    "BAM!" shouted Chef Gerald Bowser at the Newburgh Senior Center. Clad in a chef's hat and apron, Chef Gerald demonstrated his cooking techniques a la Food Channel for the seniors. The Chef shared not only his passion for food, but also his famous recipe for Potato Cheese Casserole as he went through every step to share his culinary secrets. Having already ...
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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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    Whole Foods Market (R) Goes Web 2.0

    Whole Foods Market (R) Goes Web 2.0
    Free App for iPhone and iPod touch Provides Natural Recipes, Searches by Dietary Preference and Store Locator Austin, TX- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) today announced the availability of an application on the App Store. The app was created as an additional way to satisfy and delight customers by providing Whole Foods Market's entire selection of over 2,000 online recipes ...
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    Chefs: Gastronomy or Greed?

    Chefs: Gastronomy or Greed?
    There was a time a time when the holy grail for chefs used to be achieving truly good food - perfection on rare occasions - through imagination and sheer hard graft. Theirs was an anonymous triumph that only a handful of colleagues knew about. Chefs’ names have been unknown for centuries except for a handful, for example, Archestrat from ancient Greece, ...
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    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog

    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog
    Staff at the Fat Duck restaurant should not have been working when they were infected with the highly contagious norovirus, a Government health watchdog complained yesterday. In its first public criticism of the head chef and proprietor, Heston Blumenthal, the Health Protection Agency said it had identified "weakness" in the way his world-famous restaurant had dealt with ill staff, who should ...
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    Renowned French Chef Hits Deer Valley

    Renowned French Chef Hits Deer Valley
    Park City » Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world's most respected and accomplished chefs, with dozens of award-winning restaurants from New York to Hawaii and Paris to Shanghai on his résumé. But this formidable restaurateur says his "most spectacular" kitchen is the one inside the J&G Grill, his new eatery in Park City. In New York and other metropolitan ...
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    Store Renames Fish to Spare Consumer Embarrassment

     Store Renames Fish to Spare Consumer Embarrassment
    Sainsbury's has renamed Pollack as Colin because, it said, potential buyers were too embarrassed to ask for pollack, a cheap and plentiful cod substitute. After a marketing revamp by the designer Wayne Hemingway, and extensive market research, Sainsbury's hopes colin will revitalise the market for the fish. Colin is to be pronounced "colan", after the French term for cooked pollack. France ...
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