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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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    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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    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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    New "Anti-Restaurant" in Portland

    Tricia Martin | Eating is Art [widget:tricia_martin_articles] A few weekends ago, I hosted and created the first of what I hope to become a regular thing: Portland Secret Suppers. I worked with a chef from San Francisco, Leif Hedendal, to put on this secret event for about thirty people. Here is the original posting advertising the dinner: Leif is a major ...
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    Wine Pairing for your Romantic Evening

    Wine Pairing for your Romantic Evening
    If choosing wine on a date is a daunting experience, here are a couple of tips to help you navigate the wine list, while charting a course for romance. While some may wish to cram as much wine encyclopedia knowledge in as possible, the most important clues will come from your date, so don’t waste too much time on studying and ...
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    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method

    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method
    There's a fascinating world of homemade cheese, with a fresh taste that high-end chefs increasingly are showcasing on their menus. Perhaps you might find a mozzarella or feta, a fresh ricotta, or a Mediterranean-style halloumi, made in-house from curds and whey. Cheese-making is a skill that Penta Career Center chef/instructor Jim Rhegness demonstrated for his 11th grade culinary students when he ...
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    Q&A: From Wine Director to Restaurateur

    Q&A: From Wine Director to Restaurateur
    Boris Nemchenok is the co-owner, wine director, and general manager of Uva Enoteca in San Francisco. He previously worked at Mario Batali’s Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in New York and EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar. *Chef's Blade:* How did you break into the restaurant business? Can you tell us a little about your personal highs and lows of your career? *Boris Nemchenok:* ...
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    Critics Taste 1825 Perrier-Jouët, The World’s Oldest Champagne

    Critics Taste 1825 Perrier-Jouët, The World’s Oldest Champagne
    One of the experts noted a whiff of mushrooms, a second thought he detected a hint of white truffles, while a third was struck by the flavour of honey and gingerbread. But on one thing they could all agree: it was an historic event as the world’s oldest bottle of champagne was opened — 184 years after it had been sealed ...
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    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats

    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats
    Easter dinner ushers in springtime foods, from entrees to desserts. Ham is a perennial favorite, with about 70 percent of Americans serving it for their holiday dinner, according to the Pork Information Bureau. There are many varieties to choose from for the perfect ham for your needs. Bone-in hams are available whole, as a shank, or butt half, and typically serve ...
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    Old Cookbooks and Ginger Biscuits

    Old Cookbooks and Ginger Biscuits
    I have rediscovered my cookbooks since moving, and, in particular, one. It's called Dungeness Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers: The Northwest Heritage Cookbook by Janie Hibler. It is a historical compilation of recipes from all over the northwest, complete with stories, old photos, and the original recipes. Hibler will explain, when necessary, where she tweaked the recipe for today's standards, but still ...
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    Are You Chicken to Eat Raw Meat?

    Are You Chicken to Eat Raw Meat?
    I was on vacation recently when a waiter asked a question that took me by surprise. When I requested red snapper, he said, “How would you like that cooked?” I would have expected that question for beef or tuna, but snapper? I thought there were only two possibilities—cooked or raw. In fact, I was under the impression that almost every meat ...
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    Women of the Kitchen: Area Chefs Find Success in Industry Dominated By Men

    Women of the Kitchen: Area Chefs Find Success in Industry Dominated By Men
    There's something unusual in the kitchen at Christine's Cafe on Hilton Head Island. The head chef and co-owner - Christine Bohn - is a woman. Paula Deen and Rachael Ray may have become familiar faces on the television screen, but behind-the-scenes in restaurants across the country, women have less of a presence. Starchefs.com, a Web site that covers the restaurant industry, ...
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    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?

    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?
    Q: Does a vegetarian diet give me the iron I need? A: Yes and no. Now, you are right to worry about getting enough iron. It’s an extremely important mineral that’s present in all cells and is essential for transporting oxygen through your body. But although it’s true that red meat is high in iron, the mineral is also available in ...
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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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    Robert Sinskey: Common Sense About Wine

    Robert Sinskey: Common Sense About Wine
    There is an element of rational thought evident when we approach any of the things we do and choices we make, whether it’s searching for a career path, choosing a restaurant, “going green” or purchasing a bottle of wine. Sometimes we complicate situations with extraneous details and pressures that make our decisions seem insurmountable. But for Robert Sinskey, Napa Valley vintner, ...
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    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital

    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital
    We're about to make a bold statement, one that could shake up the food industry for years to come: Chicago is the cocktail bread epicenter of the world! Unless another city comes forward to challenge the claim, we're sticking with it. Long a favorite at holiday gatherings, cocktail bread is the grain version of Colleen Moore's famous Fairy Castle, that miniature ...
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    The Testicle Festival, for Those Who Can Stomach it.

    The Testicle Festival, for Those Who Can Stomach it.
    The judges gathered around the pool table at the Union Brewery Saloon, their palates attuned despite thick nicotine haze. They were here to assess the taste, texture, appearance and creative flair of a not-for-the-faint-of-heart culinary tradition known as the mountain oyster - the Wild West on a plate. Of all the country's gastronomic competitions, perhaps none compare to the challenge facing ...
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    5th Annual National Bacon Day

    5th Annual National Bacon Day
    Saturday marks the fifth annual observance of International Bacon Day, a holiday started by friends Seth Rittenhouse, Alexa Halford and Evan Salim in Boulder, Colo. As the group puts it on its Web site, "Bacon Day is a day of Bacon. Think 'Iron Chef' but all-day and the secret ingredient is bacon." A former food editor for Town and Country magazine, ...
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    "Dry" & "Sweet": How We Ought Not Describe Wine

    "Dry" & "Sweet": How We Ought Not Describe Wine
    In the interest of clearer communication about wine, I’d like to propose the general retirement of the word “dry.” It will be hard to let go. For much of the wine-drinking public, it is a gem of a word - a real cubic zirconia. I would attribute its popularity to the fact that simply using the term demonstrates a brief acknowledgement, ...
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    In-N-Out Burger: Professionalizing Fast-Food

    In-N-Out Burger: Professionalizing Fast-Food
    The regional chain In-N-Out Burger has held its own against giants Burger King and McDonald's by stressing employee retention If you live in California or Arizona, you know In-N-Out Burger. Otherwise, the 232-restaurant chain may ring a bell only because of Paris Hilton. She was famously on her way to satisfy an In-N-Out urge when she was charged with DUI in ...
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