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    In Defense of Fish Consumption

    In Defense of Fish Consumption
    Of all the meat-restrictive diets there are, pescatarianism is the one I understand most. Last week, I encouraged you to eat meat, but I do understand why some people don’t eat land creatures such as chicken and cows. Not eating fish, on the other hand, makes a lot less sense to me. Nutritionally, fish is one of the richest foods in ...
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    Dallas Chef's Farm Brings Home Slow Food

     Dallas Chef's Farm Brings Home Slow Food
    LONE OAK - Supper is an all-day affair at Hedda Gioia Dowd's farm, a brisk walk from Lake Tawakoni. The eggs need collecting from the henhouse. Fresh hay must be cut to line the roasting pan. And the poussin is already on the spit by 8 a.m., making the first of many turns in the living room hearth. This is slow ...
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    Buttery-Rich French Fare: Gone Appetit?

    Buttery-Rich French Fare: Gone Appetit?
    Sacrebleu! Could it be true? Has French cuisine and cooking become ... passe? The question arises in the wake of just-opened Julie & Julia, the Nora Ephron homage to Julia Child (Meryl Streep) that tells two delicious stories: how Child became one of the 20th century's culture-changing figures, and what happened when Julie Powell, a 21st-century admirer (Amy Adams), decided to ...
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    The Favorite Series #2: My Brother and Me

    Tricia Martin | Eating is Art [widget:tricia_martin_articles_2] This is the second in a series of articles by Tricia Martin about her "Favorite Dinners" that Chef's Blade will be featuring. At Chef's Blade, we believe that Tricia's creative and holistic approach will be a useful examples for all our culinary audiences. "The Favorite" is a series of meals Tricia is doing with ...
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    Mobile Pet Food Bank

    Mobile Pet Food Bank
    Sharon Carmichael was not sure if the trip from her home in Kannapolis to Foster's Grille in Concord on Saturday would be worth it to receive free pet food. "Because of the gas (prices) and (being) unemployed, I am on limited funds," Carmichael said. "But it was well worth it." At the first mobile pet food drive for Petey's Promise at ...
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    The Chef is ALWAYS the Boss.

    The Chef is ALWAYS the Boss.
    In his 2003 memoir, "The Apprentice," chef Jacques Pepin describes how he left his classmates and family at age 13 and became an unpaid kitchen intern. He worked his way up quickly. By his early 20s, Pepin had become chef to French President Charles de Gaulle. He has since become one of the world's best-known French chefs. At this point, it ...
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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Pumpkin is one of those lovely seasonal foods I look forward to using every year. I try to find as many excuses as possible to include it in all it's various forms from puree to chopped to roasted. A few weeks ago, I made my favorite pumpkin bread recipe, and last week, I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I tried two ...
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    Use Wine Importers as a Buying Guide

    Use Wine Importers as a Buying Guide
    A day rarely goes by when someone doesn't ask me, "What's your favorite (fill in the blank with a wine type)?" or “What should I be buying?” Even my mother will often call me up and say, "Well, we are having lamb chops and a salad, what should we buy?" Usually this leaves me blank wondering what to say since what ...
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    The Kiddie Foodie Movement

    The Kiddie Foodie Movement
    Before she was a year old, Zoe LoSasso was introduced to the sharp, earthy taste of white truffle puree. Now 10, she doesn't remember that, but it hardly seems an accident that she loves yuca-crusted snapper with kimchee aioli, roasted broccoli with garlic and pizza topped with crushed red pepper. Like a growing number of American kids, the fifth grader is ...
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    There's More Than One Way to Make Turkey

    There's More Than One Way to Make Turkey
    There are more ways to cook a turkey than just roasting. For people with small ovens or ovens that suddenly don't perform on a holiday, or for a special dinner, this should come as welcome news. For those who just want to try something new for Thanksgiving dinner, it could be an adventure. At my home, we've cooked whole chickens or ...
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    Why Eating Design?

    Why Eating Design?
    When I first started eating design, what I knew for sure was that I wanted to find a way to to communicate messages, stories, and ideas to a broad and wide audience. I knew and even anticipated that my audiences might not be from the same place, have the same socio-economic standing, or even speak the same language, but I firmly ...
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    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever

    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever
    Our friend Erich at Foodproof visited New Orleans to bring us an original Sazarac cocktail recipe. Visit Foodproof for more articles by Erich and other Foodproof members! When I was in New Orleans last September I ate at a wonderful restaurant called Herbsaint. I decided to let the bartender choose my first drink by asking him, "If I'm only going to ...
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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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    From the Pasture to the Plate

    From the Pasture to the Plate
    The Kansas Beef Council has once again found a way to put producers' dollars to work through the Beef Checkoff program with their recent Pasture to Plate Chef's Tour held near Wichita, Kan. According to Todd Johnson, KBC executive director, this was an idea Sharla Huseman, KBC director of marketing, came up with and coordinated. "The overall purpose of the Chef's ...
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    Bringing Malai Kofta to Your Table

    Bringing Malai Kofta to Your Table
    Recessionista is the new BoHo, as funemployed is the new investment banker. As underground eateries become the new Babo/Momofuku, we all find ourselves around a new table. Here in San Francisco, they are larger tables, perhaps viking length tables in warehouses, carpets in our parents' houses, or blankets in parks. We are not eating in pairs or threes, but in tens ...
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    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims

    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims
    KFC was battered by an advertising watchdog today over "misleading" claims that fresh chicken was delivered daily to each branch. The fast food chain broadcast an advert showing a young chef lovingly dusting a tray of chicken on the bone with flour, saying: "The secret to producing the best food is using the right ingredients. Like this chicken, came in fresh ...
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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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    The Spice Channel: Marjoram

    The Spice Channel: Marjoram
    I just recently found out that cumin, my go-to spice for Mexican food is key in making curry. Then yesterday I found out I've been pronouncing marjoram wrong my whole life and I realized that I don't even know where it comes from or if its a bush or a tree or what. My world was shaken. Well, my education is ...
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    Sales of Organic Food Slump By Up To 30 Percent

     Sales of Organic Food Slump By Up To 30 Percent
    Supermarkets are the big losers as shoppers turn to box schemes and local shops for fresh produce Demand for organic food has fallen faster than expected, according to new statistics about shoppers' habits. Consumers who were once prepared to pay a premium for organic produce are turning to cheaper alternatives, cutting sales by a fifth in the past year. Although some ...
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    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season

    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season
    WOONSOCKET - Covered in green and brown bumps, the group of pumpkins at Baysinger Seasonal Market looks as if something went very, very wrong in their month's long growing process. But the multicolored oddity is actually an example of one of two unusual types of pumpkins being sold for the first time at the market. News of the pumpkins has grabbed ...
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