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    Gourmet Burgers Are a Booming Trend

    Gourmet Burgers Are a Booming Trend
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Lura Dannenbrock has her Denny's lunch order down pat. A "Better Burger" 100 percent seasoned beef patty, hand-pressed, grilled, with Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms. "They're a very good value for the price, but I also want it to taste good," said Dannenbrock, dining recently at the Denny's restaurant at Blue Ridge Cutoff. Americans have long craved the ...
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    Hospital Food Service Executive Wins Award

    Hospital Food Service Executive Wins Award
    Premier healthcare alliance has announced Erick Neuharth, executive chef at St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, Calif., has been named the winner of Premier's 2009 Culinary Creations Award. Neuharth was selected by more than 300 of his peers at Premier's annual Foodservice Forum, held in conjunction with its 2009 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, which drew more than 2,000 healthcare systems ...
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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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    Government Tightening Food Safety Standards

    Government Tightening Food Safety Standards
    WASHINGTON - New safety standards aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks are part of a government effort to try to make food safer to eat. A food safety panel established by President Barack Obama developed the new rules for eggs, poultry, beef, leafy greens, melons and tomatoes as well as for better coordination and communication among the agencies overseeing ...
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    Chef Workshop Provides New Opportunity to Learn

    Chef Workshop Provides New Opportunity to Learn
    A few chefs got together recently to swap ideas and learn new recipes, and about 100 people got to dine on the results. Most chefs work in isolation. Sure, they have cooks who work with them. But because they work long hours, they don't have many chances to hang out and learn from fellow chefs. That's why a group of nine ...
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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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    Senate Panel Approves Bill to Expand FDA Powers

    Senate Panel Approves Bill to Expand FDA Powers
    WASHINGTON - A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a much-awaited overhaul of the nation's food safety laws, though it gave little hint of how it would pay for the sweeping but costly reform of the Food and Drug Administration's system for protecting much of what the nation eats and drinks. Lawmakers gave themselves some time to figure out the financing. ...
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    Source of E. Coli Not Found; Feds Push for Reform

    Source of E. Coli Not Found; Feds Push for Reform
    The thick, black binder that Paula Gillett keeps charts her son Jack's battle last year against a food-borne illness caused by E. coli. Filled with medical records, meal calendars and other papers, the binder documents Jack's initial illness, the kidney failure that struck next and his eventual recovery. What is not in Gillett's binder - and what Jack's doctors and state ...
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    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare

    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare
    LONDON - Lovers of snail porridge, mustard ice cream and jelly of quail, rejoice. Britain's most famous restaurant reopened Thursday, March 12, more than two weeks after it shut due to a mysterious outbreak of sickness that left 400 people reporting bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. That kind of bad publicity could kill an ordinary restaurant, but The Fat Duck and ...
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    Innovative New Video Game Teaches Kids Healthy Eating

    Innovative New Video Game Teaches Kids Healthy Eating
    Titanium Chef's blend of education and entertainment scores big with kids and teachers Registered Dietitians with the British Columbia Dairy Foundation (BCDF) today announced the new video game Titanium Chef is ready to play. Titanium Chef is an interactive, web-based role playing game designed to teach students in grades six to eight about Canada's Food Guide and how to make healthy ...
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    10 Backyard Chickens

    Wouldn't it be lovely to have fresh eggs for your restaurant? Chickens come in more shapes and sizes than you've ever imagined. They can have beautiful head plumes, sport mottled feathers, and vary greatly in size depending on the breed. Not only are these heritage breeds beautiful but they also lays delicious eggs. Isn't it time you had your own ...
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    California Wine Makers Lobby Congress

    California Wine Makers Lobby Congress
    WASHINGTON — California winemakers this week are lobbying Congress in their own distinctive way, hoping to fend off farm spending cuts and potential tax increases. On both fronts, they have key allies. "They are worried about being taxed in a major way as part of a healthcare bill," Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said Wednesday morning, adding that "I don't think ...
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    Starting Early: A Chef Since Age 8

    Starting Early: A Chef Since Age 8
    Food has been a large part of my life for a very long time. When I was about 8 years old, my father had a job that kids only dream about. He worked at an ice cream factory. It was called Frozen Products and was located in Oakland, California. I visited often with him and watched the various machines putt out ...
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    Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens
    With Easter in the days ahead, one thing has been on my mind this week: Chickens. We’re short a few chickens, so it seems time to add a few more chicks to our brood. With only six left from last years ten, the coyotes made their dent early on. But lately our six have been hangin’ tough, big breasted, and proud. ...
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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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    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers

    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers
    ARLINGTON, Va.-It is like this: When you want a hamburger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short, but wholly noticeable, motorcade ride from the White House across the Potomac River to the state of Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell ...
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    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle

    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle
    CALEXICO, California-The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food _ it's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the likeness ...
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    Chef Nicole Perderson on Preparing the White House State Dinner

    Chef Nicole Perderson on Preparing the White House State Dinner
    At first, C-House executive chef Nicole Pederson believed she was flying to Washington to cook at "a secret luncheon." But on the eve of her departure, her boss revealed the truth: Pederson and her pastry chef, Toni Roberts, were going to help prepare the state dinner. "I was kind of surprised I could bring my own knives with me," said the ...
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    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens

    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens
    A California company announced today it is pulling nearly 30,000 pounds of pork sausage that could contain anchovies or sardines, potentially provoking an allergic reaction in some people. Pampanga Food Corp, based in Anaheim, Calif., said the recall covers 10-oz. packages of its skinless cooked cured pork longanisa produced between Jan. 7 and Sept. 22. The sausages, which were mislabeled, were ...
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    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant

    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant
    HOULTON, Maine - It's a safe bet that most local residents have sat down for a meal at the Elm Tree Diner, which opened in 1945 and caught fire Sunday night, Fire Chief Milton Cone said Monday afternoon. The landmark restaurant was extensively damaged by fire Sunday night and is not expected to reopen anytime soon, if at all. The Fire ...
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