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    Bernard Loiseau: The Famous Chef Who Took His Own Life

     Bernard Loiseau: The Famous Chef Who Took His Own Life
    Bernard Loiseau was a culinary giant – but fear of failure led him to take his own life. Charlotte Cripps gets a taste of haute cuisine at a contest set up in his memory There is no doubt that the French take gastronomy extremely seriously. But when the top French chef Bernard Loiseau tragically killed himself in 2003, there were those ...
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    Swine Flu Update: It's Safe to Eat Pork

    Swine Flu Update: It's Safe to Eat Pork
    CANBERRA, April 27 AAP - People shouldn't have any qualms about eating pork because swine flu is not spread through food, according to Australia's vets. The Australian Veterinary Association also confirmed on Monday that domestic pigs were safe from the swine influenza because Australia did not import live pigs. "People should have no qualms about going ahead and eating pork, swine ...
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    The Green Kitchen: Why and How

    The Green Kitchen: Why and How
    Making a kitchen more sustainable can be like bringing a wild beast under control. Look at an onsite kitchen and what do you see? A 30-year old, central production facility that's showing its age? A major investment that has to compete with other departments and organizational goals for capital? Day-to-day managers may observe that the kitchen is an increasingly decentralized operation, ...
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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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    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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    The Killer Radish! Well, Not Exactly.

    The Killer Radish! Well, Not Exactly.
    Things being as they are lately, I have had more time to watch the radishes grow, literally. After just a few weeks in the ground, the radishes I planted are taking over my life. Now, this isn't attack of the killer radishes, just a four by six plot filled with shiny little red and white devils. Which got me thinking, just ...
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    To Lure Recessaion Riden Diners, Chefs Try a Little Innovation

    To Lure Recessaion Riden Diners, Chefs Try a Little Innovation
    Today's menu term is petite. As restaurateurs hunger for business, they're not only offering $35 fixed-price meals. Some are downsizing portions, translating to downsized prices. Kiong Banh, chef at Twenty Manning near Rittenhouse Square, now offers half- and full-portion entrees. Example: the grilled Angus short rib with rosemary roasted Yukon potato and sauteed Shanghai baby bok choy sells for $12 and ...
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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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    Asparagus Season!

    Asparagus Season!
    Asparagus season is short. The thin, delicate stalks soon mature, and develop a tough exterior and woody core. Here in California, the season starts in late March, and is over by mid-April. Early-season asparagus is easy to prepare — just toss it in an iron skillet with a bit of olive oil (and maybe a few pieces of bacon, for something ...
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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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    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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    Budget Local and Green Food Production and Gardening

    Budget Local and Green Food Production and Gardening
    As a gardener, I’ve always wondered if non-gardeners have a true appreciation for how expensive gardening can be. Most take the green foliage and colorful blooms for granted, but those of us who shop for them know that plants can range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars and that even small projects are likely to set you back ...
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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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    Nanofood: Safe and Green Cuisine

    Nanofood: Safe and Green Cuisine
    Food created with nanotechnology is healthful for humans and environmentally friendly. Pro or con? Pro: Dish up the Nanofood Russel Wheeler & Cozen O'Connor The statistics are alarming. Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show that one in four Americans is sickened by a food-borne illness each year. Moreover, producing and distributing food accounts for approximately 19% ...
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    Kosher, Halal Foods Meet Demands of Today's Consumers - But Most Don't Know It Yet

     Kosher, Halal Foods Meet Demands of Today's Consumers - But Most Don't Know It Yet
    Kosher and halal foods - as defined by the sacred dietary laws of Jews and Muslims, respectively - must be produced and processed according to standards that far exceed those imposed by the U.S. government. In kosher and halal food production, sanitation requirements are more exacting, supervision is more rigorous, inspection is more frequent, prohibitions against certain ingredients and contaminants are ...
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    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass

    Organic Kicks Monoculture's Ass
    Guess what? Those endless fields of corn, soybeans, or alfalfa are not the thriftiest way to farm. Not in dollar terms. Not in environmental terms. So why are continuous and no-till farming still such staples in American agriculture? Because you & I subsidize them with our tax dollars. Farm welfare for the corporate farm. A 13-year study out of the University ...
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    In-N-Out Burger: Professionalizing Fast-Food

    In-N-Out Burger: Professionalizing Fast-Food
    The regional chain In-N-Out Burger has held its own against giants Burger King and McDonald's by stressing employee retention If you live in California or Arizona, you know In-N-Out Burger. Otherwise, the 232-restaurant chain may ring a bell only because of Paris Hilton. She was famously on her way to satisfy an In-N-Out urge when she was charged with DUI in ...
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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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    Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything

     Where Does Your Food Come From? New Labels Tell You Almost Everything
    There are new labels showing up on some food items in grocery stores - and they're pretty cool. Literally. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws took effect in March, and the new labels will help consumers discover exactly where their food is coming from. The labels are being stuck on muscle cuts of beef, including veal, lamb, pork, goat and chicken, ...
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    Store Renames Fish to Spare Consumer Embarrassment

     Store Renames Fish to Spare Consumer Embarrassment
    Sainsbury's has renamed Pollack as Colin because, it said, potential buyers were too embarrassed to ask for pollack, a cheap and plentiful cod substitute. After a marketing revamp by the designer Wayne Hemingway, and extensive market research, Sainsbury's hopes colin will revitalise the market for the fish. Colin is to be pronounced "colan", after the French term for cooked pollack. France ...
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