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    Harvest at Tres Sabores

    Harvest at Tres Sabores
    This morning is quiet at Tres Sabores. Nestled away in a sultry pocket of the Rutherford Bench, even the bees here seem happier than most. Perhaps it's Julie's commitment to Organic farming, which makes them humm so happily or perhaps it's the smell of manure wafting from the barn. At two months and counting the baby sheep have no idea that ...
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    Making Restaurants Safer

    Making Restaurants Safer
    Philadelphia's Health Department is finally taking stronger steps to bolster inspections of restaurants with an eye toward improving food safety and cleanliness. For that, diners who have ever eaten one spoiled mussel should be thankful. Philadelphia has a well-deserved reputation as a fine restaurant city. But for too long, the city has trailed other big cities in the way it handles ...
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    5 Steps to Set Up a Training Restaurant

    5 Steps to Set Up a Training Restaurant
    Step 1: Know what the restaurant will offer. "Get the business model right because passion alone won't run a successful business," says Gordon D 'Sil va, chief executive of charity Training for Life, which runs two apprentice restaurants, in Hoxton and Dartmouth. "Decide what sort of restaurant you are - driven by footfall or destination - and get the location right, ...
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    New Legislation Regulating Menus is Pointless and Expensive

    New Legislation Regulating Menus is Pointless and Expensive
    Where does it end? Congress already has passed regressive taxes on tobacco and is considering taxes on soft drinks and other sugary beverages. Now the federal government wants to get involved in policing restaurant menus to make sure they include calorie counts. This will increase the cost of restaurant meals, deter creativity and innovation, and inject government further into our lives. ...
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    Food Wars: Food Caloric Values on Menus

    Food Wars: Food Caloric Values on Menus
    A food fight fight is brewing over legislation in Washington DC that would require restaurants to post calories on menus. Hoping to clean up a patchwork of what it says are unwieldy state and local laws, a restaurant trade group is pushing a federal bill that would require chains to disclose the calorie counts of meals on the menu. But companies ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    A Child Leads Them to French Cuisine

    A Child Leads Them to French Cuisine
    Voila! Marketers are tapping into the buzz of interest in classic French cuisine, thanks to the popularity of the movie Julie & Julia. The movie, written and directed by Nora Ephron, combines the memoirs of famed chef Julia Child and young fan Julie Powell. Since opening at No. 2 at the box office last weekend behind G.I. Joe, the movie has ...
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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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    How to Use Your Phone to Choose Dinner

    How to Use Your Phone to Choose Dinner
    When four American University students set up a recipe-sharing website in 1997 their motivation was anthropological rather than commercial. However, within 10 years their website, designed to explore how people share recipes had grown into one of the world's biggest food websites - allrecipes.com According to vice president of marketing, Esmee Williams, it was people at home rather than web entrepeneurs, ...
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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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    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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    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone

    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone
    Patrik Jaros is the first Michelin-starred chef to present his best recipes aimed at young people as an application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you download "Patrik's Easy Cooking" from the App Store (category Lifestyle), you will experience the world of modern creative cooking. Patrik Jaros manages to conjure up the tastiest dishes using leftovers from your fridge. ...
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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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    Taste of Late Summer: Blueberry Crumble

    Taste of Late Summer: Blueberry Crumble
    When I was young, I had the good fortune of living up the hill from a blueberry patch that belonged to a place called March Farms. Just passed the farm was a pond called Long Meadow, where my family went from morning until evening in the days when school was out. Sometimes we headed down the road to March Farms for ...
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    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu

    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu
    If you're a fan of chorizo and frustrated that the festive flavor of this Mexican sausage is about as common on a quick-serve menu as a raincloud above the Mojave, have heart. Your drought is over. Beginning today, Jack in the Box® restaurants becomes the first major hamburger chain to offer chorizo with the introduction of its Chorizo Sausage Breakfast Burrito. ...
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    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants

    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's first fast-food restaurant has quickly become popular among local residents and foreigners and plans to open branches in the future, a restaurant manager said Thursday. North Korea opened the Samtaesong restaurant in its capital, Pyongyang, last month. It is the isolated communist nation's first fast-food restaurant and offers hamburgers, french fries, waffles and draft beer. ...
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    SF Chefs.Food.Wine Cocktail Contest

    SF Chefs.Food.Wine Cocktail Contest
    From the Editor: Chef's Blade is pleased tell it's users about the SF Chefs.Food.Wine event. The four day event occurring in San Francisco from August 6th through August 9th will showcase all the different aspects of the culinary world for which San Francisco is famous. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are able to attend the event, ...