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    Several Health Benefits From Dairy Foods

    Several Health Benefits From Dairy Foods
    Consuming the recommended servings of dairy foods daily is a convenient and affordable way to get key nutrients, U.S. researchers said. In a supplement to the current issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, several nutrition researchers weigh in on an updated review of the health benefits of consuming dairy foods. Milk, cheese, and yogurt provide a package ...
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    EDITORIAL: Church of Produce

    EDITORIAL: Church of Produce
    We still live in a free country. If you buy groceries where you think the checkout clerk is cute, you're free to do that. If you refuse to buy groceries from a company whose CEO advocates politically incorrect proposals for health-care reorganization, you're free to do that, too. And we're free to call you a bird-brained doofus. Astonishingly, thousands of customers ...
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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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    Local Chefs Join Chicago's Finest to Cook Up a Storm

     Local Chefs Join Chicago's Finest to Cook Up a Storm
    Sixteen of Chicago's finest chefs have swapped the 'Windy City' for a trip to Northern Ireland to take part in this week's Belfast Taste and Music Fest. From Thursday to Sunday, Botanic Gardens will see some of Northern Ireland's finest chefs joining forces with these Chicago ambassador chefs for a cultural exchange like no other - creating the largest al fresco ...
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    First-Class White Burgundy at a Second-Class Price

    First-Class White Burgundy at a Second-Class Price
    While still pricey, the 2005 1er Cru Chassagne Montrachet Les Blanchots Dessus Premier Cru offers a Premier Cru experience at half the price "Why bother? It's only white wine." With those unfortunate words uttered in 1939, a Burgundian vigneron, poor Jules Morey, tossed away, for himself, his children, his grandchildren, and who knows how many future generations, tens of millions of ...
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    Zagat Survey Finds Diners Spending Less But Getting Better Deals

    Zagat Survey Finds Diners Spending Less But Getting Better Deals
    Zagat Survey, the company that publishes grassroots restaurant guides, just sent us the results of a dining survey that may answer a few questions we all have about how restaurants are doing in this down economy. The survey is based on 145,000 local restaurant-goers in 45 U.S. markets. If you look at No. 5, you'll see why I often emphasize service ...
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    The Dark Side of Nutrition

    The Dark Side of Nutrition
    Is the emphasis on healthy eating driving some young diners to go overboard? Last fall, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) found itself with a nutrition information controversy on its hands. Except the controversy wasn't about too little information but too much. HUDS had been posting nutrition data about its various dining hall offerings in the servery, where the dishes were being ...
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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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    The Golden Arches Now Makes Mochas and Lattes

    The Golden Arches Now Makes Mochas and Lattes
    Caffeine addicts have a new way to get their McFix. McDonald's is planning to give coffeehouses like Starbucks a run for their money with an array of mochas, lattes and cappuccinos. McCafes will be rolled out nationwide starting in May, offering iced and hot varieties of the espresso-based drinks. The Daily News asked a random sample of New York coffee lovers ...
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    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name

    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name
    The battle for Tavern on the Green is now hinging on what to call it. City officials, who are ousting the restaurant's leaseholder, Jennifer LeRoy, are so desperate to hang onto Tavern on the Green's famous name, they're going to fight for the rights to it, sources said. But the moniker, valued at $19 million, was trademarked by the LeRoy family ...
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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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    Guns Now Legal in Tenn. Restaurants

    Guns Now Legal in Tenn. Restaurants
    A law allowing anyone in Tennessee with a valid permit to carry a handgun to bring it into a restaurant has taken effect after a last-minute challenge failed. In the Nashville area, Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman refused a request Monday by bar and restaurant owners to keep the law from taking effect, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported. But Bonnyman said their ...
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    'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around

     'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around
    "Top Chef Masters" [***] (Three stars) OK, I can get hit by a bus on the way home - I'm already seeing the stars. Seems I've just awarded stars to a show that awards stars to rock star chefs whose restaurants are normally awarded stars by food critics who are, in fact, the judges on this show. If you're still with ...
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    Romance on a Budget

     Romance on a Budget
    Valentine's Day has gotten hit by hard times, and we're not just talking about the recession. Many of us have become cynical about this holiday of love, particularly when it comes to food. No wonder. "Special" restaurant menus often mean price hikes that take advantage of starry-eyed souls staring so intently at their sweethearts that they hardly give a thought to ...
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    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'

    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'
    Some of the finest rock-star chefs in America came close to losing their five-star ratings on "Top Chef Masters." In last night's premiere, Christopher Lee of Aureole on the East Side came in second place behind Fleur de Lys wizard Hubert Keller, who moves on to the championship round. Why would top chefs such as Lee, Keller and Jonathan Waxman - ...
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    House Passes Food Safety Legislation

    House Passes Food Safety Legislation
    The U.S. House approved legislation Thursday intended to give the Food and Drug Administration more muscle to prevent food-borne illnesses. A string of recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses involved peanuts, spinach, hot peppers and other foods, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said the 283-142 vote in favor of the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 came after rural district ...
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