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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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    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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    Lhasa, Tibet's First and Only Export Beer, Makes U.S. Debut

    Lhasa, Tibet's First and Only Export Beer, Makes U.S. Debut
    Lhasa Beer, an all-malt European style lager imported from Tibet, will launch U.S. sales in Texas this August through specialty food retailers and on-premise establishments. It will soon be available at other retail locations across the U.S. "From the roof of the world to U.S. bars, restaurants and American dining room tables, we will bring American beer aficionados a tasty lager ...
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    For the Obamas, Date Night in Paris

    For the Obamas, Date Night in Paris
    PARIS-Ah, Paris. The city of love. And the city of this week's presidential date night. A week after flying to New York for dinner and a Broadway show, President Barack Obama and first lady, Michelle, dined at a cozy neighborhood bistro just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower. The president and first lady were in France to join their counterparts ...
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding Meatball Soup

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding Meatball Soup
    Even though it's summer, I still like to turn my stove on. Here in San Francisco, we still have dewy mornings. We still have bodies of fog that hang low and settle in like hoods at night time. Even when it's summer, I rarely smell heat in the air; rather I smell cool spring rain. I am okay with turning on ...
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    Wisconsin Chef Teaches Cooking in Forests & Fields

    Wisconsin Chef Teaches Cooking in Forests & Fields
    WEST BEND, Wisconsin-As more travelers show an interest in local cuisines, a Milwaukee chef is taking the trend a bit further with a cooking school that travels to the food's origins. The Braise Culinary School holds classes on farms and in forests during warm months. Most classes start with a farm tour - or recently, a walk in the woods - ...
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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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    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt

    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt
    Snyder's of Hanover is buying Utz, and has pledged not to fool with the two product lines - at least, for now. That's a good thing for snack-food sophisticates, who know that all pretzels are not created equal. An Inquirer tasting of 17 products from the two companies revealed a consistent distinction between the brands as Utz and Snyder's went nugget ...
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    Sloe Gin: A Short History and a Tall Cocktail

    Sloe Gin: A Short History and a Tall Cocktail
    If you've never heard of the sloe berry, we don't blame you. The jammy, plumlike fruit is common mostly in Western Europe, where it grows in bluish-black bunches on the prickly branches of blackthorn trees. On the other hand, presuming you've heard of sloe gin or even sipped a sloe gin fizz, we're going to guess you don't know the whole ...
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    Gluten-Free Tasty Cakes: Cupcakes, Anyone?

     Gluten-Free Tasty Cakes: Cupcakes, Anyone?
    It's almost cool to be gluten-free. More national brands are offering gluten-free versions of their popular products, cookbooks for celiac disease sufferers are available at your local bookstore and now allergy-friendly bakeries - such as Sweet Sin Bakery in Waverly - are available at your doorstep. But it hasn't always been that way. Jules E.D. Shepard of Catonsville was diagnosed with ...
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    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture

    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture
    NEW ORLEANS-Chef John Besh opened his fifth restaurant a month ago and has his sixth opening in as many days. He's touring the country with a just-published 5-pound, 200-recipe, $45 paean to the region's foodways called "My New Orleans: The Cookbook." A big book-launch party recently was held with family and friends in the upstairs private dining room here at his ...
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    'Top Chef' Meets Top Chefs in Fund-Raiser

    'Top Chef' Meets Top Chefs in Fund-Raiser
    It was one minute until show time as an all-star cast of chefs crowded around a stainless steel table in the kitchen of Bacchus restaurant Wednesday night, poised to plate a porcini-crusted wild Alaskan king salmon dish created by the reigning reality cooking show Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg. "Ok, let's go, guys. These people want to eat. We don't have all ...
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    French Onion Duck Soup: Use What You Have

    French Onion Duck Soup: Use What You Have
    I wanted to let you know that the way I cook is not segmented. Yes, I do respond to sudden sniffs of inspiration and the breadth of my dishes are expansive, but I don't cook in a vacuum. I don't flutter about from one project to the next with little hindsight. I don't go to the market and buy a whole ...
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    Heston Blumenthal on Anger, Therapy, and His New Priorities

    Heston Blumenthal on Anger, Therapy, and His New Priorities
    While you are reading this what is Heston Blumenthal up to? Asked to name the one thing he absolutely has to do at the weekend, Britain's most inventive chef is a bit stumped. There's a long pause, an “Oh God” and eventually an “Um, I have a really big gym session ... but that sounds really dull.” Another pause. “I tell ...
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    Christian Albin, former Four Seasons Executive Chef, Dies

    Christian Albin, former Four Seasons Executive Chef, Dies
    NEW YORK - Christian "Hitsch" Albin, who fed the world's luminaries for decades as executive chef of The Four Seasons - a restaurant that invented the "power lunch" - has died. He was 61. Albin died at New York University Medical Center on Saturday, five days after being diagnosed with cancer, the restaurant's owners said in a statement. The Swiss-born chef's ...
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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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    Kitchen Twine=A Culinary Lifeline

    Kitchen Twine=A Culinary Lifeline
    String, specifically cotton butcher's or kitchen twine, is one of the most useful items you can have in your kitchen. Think about it: With just a simple length of twine, you can tie roasts, herbs or roulades, tie off sausage links, support stuffed meats or vegetables, reconstruct cuts of meat and truss poultry. Twine is one of those kitchen tools, like ...
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    Children Return to White House Garden

    Children Return to White House Garden
    Children who helped first lady Michelle Obama plant the White House garden in April returned to the garden Tuesday to harvest vegetables. A media pool report said White House associate chef Sam Kass reported the garden has produced lettuce, snap peas, beans, kale, collards and chard. The 10 elementary-age children from the Bancroft school, accompanied by their principal and teachers, picked ...
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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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    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food

    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food
    Uncover the secrets to frying them perfectly every time. Full of fresh, tangy flavor, these delectable Fried Green Tomatoes are crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but before I came to work at Southern Living, I had never tasted a fried green tomato. Call me deprived, even ignorant, but for some reason I ...
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