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    The Color Purple: A Disease Fighter

    The Color Purple: A Disease Fighter
    Purple is not simply a popular trend in fashion. This color of royalty, dubbed the "new black" by fashionistas, is also the new black in food. In produce aisles, at farmers markets and on restaurant menus, you can now find a growing array of heirloom and specialty vegetables with a distinctive purple hue—purple potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, beans, corn, asparagus, peppers, baby ...
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    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers

    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers
    Butter and the price of butter have been on my mind lately. That's because pie baking season is here. I love making pies. I love the start-to-finish experience of dough-making, mixing fillings, crimping edges, putting pies in the oven and pulling them out to critically determine whether the insides bubbled just so and the crust turned that perfect golden color. We ...
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    Canned Tuna 2.0

    Canned Tuna 2.0
    I have nothing against canned tuna, but that 'chunk light' stuff is downright fraudulent! I open it up in hopes for a nutritious shot of protein in my busy day only to dump out 50% of its contents in water weight. What I am left with is the soot of something that once was a fin in the sea. I can't ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    David Hall: Life after MasterChef

    David Hall: Life after MasterChef
    "Whoever wins, it'll change their life. Cooking doesn't get tougher than this." I love MasterChef. I love the format, the food, failures, successes and over the top banter of the John Torode-Greg Wallace partnership. I believe and admire the fact that the contestants genuinely throw in perfectly good-paying jobs to chase a dream and champion good food. I also believe that ...
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    The Real Beef: Why Serve Grass Fed Beef

    The Real Beef: Why Serve Grass Fed Beef
    Not so long ago—fewer than 100 years—cattle were raised very simply. They roamed freely in pastures, eating grass at will, and remained free of routine drugs. Now, most cows are raised on “factory farms,” large-scale operations that confine them to pens and fatten them quickly for slaughter by feeding them large quantities of grain. Here’s the problem: cows are designed to ...
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    Homemade Soymilk: Fresh, Hot, Strained

    Homemade Soymilk: Fresh, Hot, Strained
    The strangest thing about this endeavor is that I am allergic to soymilk. Yup. I am Asian, and so I am lactose intolerant. And I am ALSO allergic to soymilk. Yet, I refuse to shy away and head for the rice milk aisle. Christ. Some people are just so good at marketing free stuff. My mother would scoff at the fact ...
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    Still Cooking: Echo Hotel Chef the Same for Most of Its 50 Years

    Still Cooking: Echo Hotel Chef the Same for Most of Its 50 Years
    EDINBURG - The crafty hand that prepares the food at the Echo Hotel has been unchanged for most of the hotel's 50 years in existence. In that time, only the $1.75 price of the Sunday buffet has changed, joked Arnold Yanez as he finished another day in the kitchen. Yanez, the chef who prepares meals for hotel functions and the daily ...
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    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry

    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry
    OpenTable, the leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that its free application for BlackBerry smartphone users is available for download on BlackBerry App World. OpenTable for BlackBerry smartphones allows diners using BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher to check the real-time availability of multiple restaurants in the area; view restaurant profiles and ...
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    Buckwheat flour in baking & cooking

    Buckwheat flour in baking & cooking
    Buckwheat may seem like an old familiar in savory Breton crepes or in earthy, nutty Japanese soba noodles, but it's also a uniquely versatile ingredient that can be baked into biscuits, rolled into Italian pasta and embraced in other ways that might surprise even, say, a veteran cookie baker. Cookies become crumblier, pancakes have a richer crumb, pasta remains firmer, and ...
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    Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich

     Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich
    Take sweet smoky ham, garlicky roast pork, Swiss cheese, sour pickle chips and tangy yellow mustard. - Assemble them between two soft, chewy slabs of Cuban bread and smoosh the ensemble in a hot sandwich press. - If you've done this right, you'll end up with a fragrant, gooey, crispy treat that ranks among the best sandwiches in the world. - ...
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    The Healthy Skeptic: Debunking Myths

    The Healthy Skeptic: Debunking Myths
    For dark chocolate lovers, the medical study findings couldn't have been more delicious: Their guilty pleasure can ward off heart disease. But if it sounds too sweet to be true, it is. The logic doesn't just melt in your mouth: It melts under the skeptical eye of Robert Davis, author of the new book "The Healthy Skeptic." "The truth is that ...
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    The Crème Brûlée Cart: Street Food Diaries

    The Crème Brûlée Cart: Street Food Diaries
    A crowd is gathered in an alley that grows darker and colder by the minute as the sun departs from San Francisco’s famed Mission neighborhood. Conversations mingle and fill the air alongside smells unfamiliar to most alleys in this city—that is, favorable, delicious smells that awaken appetites and leave the crowd restless and hungry. But they wait patiently in long lines, ...
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    Home Brew Hobbyists Toast Imminent Change in Utah Liquor Laws

    Home Brew Hobbyists Toast Imminent Change in Utah Liquor Laws
    Doug Wawarzynski, a second-year law student at the University of Utah, could see that his future career and his beer-brewing hobby would come to a head one day. The Utah State Bar asks applicants if they have ever violated the law. But making beer or wine in the basement without a license is illegal in Utah. "I knew I'd be ...
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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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