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    On Nutrition: Food Trends

    On Nutrition: Food Trends
    It's been a tough year. And I for one am looking forward to the new decade ahead. What can we expect in food and nutrition news in 2010? Here are some global trends predicted by one research group (thefoodpeople.co.uk)...with a few additional comments: Food cocooning - A return to the comforts of home and a resurgence of family dinners and dinner ...
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    You Are What You Eat: Inside America's Refrigerators

    From Photographer Mark Menjivar's latest series: You Are What You Eat. Carpenter/Photographer San Antonio, TX, 3-Person Household, 12-Point Buck, 2008 Photos © Mark Menjivar. He can be found at markmenjivar.com and 20×200.com Next Fridge→ [photo:15762] Featured Author: DivineCaroline DivineCaroline is a place where chefs like you can connect, share and discover new recipes, and be entertained. It’s a place for ...
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    Chef's Blade's 2010 Food Trend Predictions

    What will the New Year bring to food? In with the new, out with the old! Happy New Year from Chef's Blade! We've consulted top ranking professionals, reviewed surveys, and used our own know-how to bring you these 10, 2010 food trend predictions! Some predictions stem from 2009 trends while others are totally new; see if you agree with us! ...
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    Ring in the New Year with Champagne

    Ring in the New Year with Champagne
    When the words "Happy New Year" are shouted at the stroke of midnight, champagne bottles will be opened with a loud pop, followed by a geyser of the bubbly beverage. And around this time of year, Teresa Swint, the co-owner of Grapes & Hops on Ramsey Street and a certified wine specialist, encounters plenty of customers looking for the right champagnes ...
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    Back to Basic Cocktails

    Back to Basic Cocktails
    In 2009, we went back to basics. We planted gardens, cooked at home and made do with less. The fundamentals also applied to our cocktails. The sweet, fruity, excessive spirits of the past decade were slowly replaced by the simpler drinks of yesterday. "Everything old is new again," explains Marilee Guinan, the bar manager at Park City's High West Distillery. "People ...
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    Sloe Gin: A Short History and a Tall Cocktail

    Sloe Gin: A Short History and a Tall Cocktail
    If you've never heard of the sloe berry, we don't blame you. The jammy, plumlike fruit is common mostly in Western Europe, where it grows in bluish-black bunches on the prickly branches of blackthorn trees. On the other hand, presuming you've heard of sloe gin or even sipped a sloe gin fizz, we're going to guess you don't know the whole ...
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    10 Worst Dining Trends of the Last Decade

    10 Worst Dining Trends of the Last Decade
    Decades from now, when you reflect on what dining was like during the fledgling years of the 21st century, on a good day you will picture a heartening trend toward comfort food in the wake of Sept. 11 and a well-meaning push toward locally sourced menus. But on a bad day, when someone asks what the worst restaurant trends of that ...
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    Top Food Trends of 2009

    Food carts were all the rage in 2009. Will they be next year as well? By the end of 2008, the food industry was bracing itself for the recession to take its toll. Then swine flu hit. And then the Taco Bell chihuahua died. Even as the nation scaled back, people continued to eat out and chefs met their recession-special ...
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    Blind Woman Learning to be a Chef

    Blind Woman Learning to be a Chef
    A kitchen is a spiritual place for Laura Martinez, a space that arouses her senses, excites her imagination. It's not where she imagined herself finding such satisfaction. When she was too young to understand that she was blind, she dreamed of being a surgeon. She grew up and out of such fantasies and studied briefly to be a psychologist. But the ...
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    Mobile Soup Kitchen Reaches Out to Today's Impoverished

    Mobile Soup Kitchen Reaches Out to Today's Impoverished
    Chicago has a long history of feeding the nation and feeding its hungry too. Now, in the aftermath of a brutal recession, with the unemployment rate in the double-digits, 2010 dawns at a time of acute need and limited resources. One old invention for addressing that problem is still in business: soup kitchens. But even the practice of delivering food to ...
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    In the Kitchen with David Chang

    In the Kitchen with David Chang
    'Regular dude' chef is not afraid to mix it up, and call it simple American food. Outside of New York's five boroughs and the foodie bloggerati (most of America, let's just say), the name David Chang rings few bells. He seems to prefer it this way. Barrels of ink already have been spilled about Momofuku, Chang's five Manhattan restaurants that have ...
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    The Final Word on Fruitcake

    The Final Word on Fruitcake
    Darrell Corti stood at the head of the table, explaining the tasting last week with the same mix of detail, old-school charm and earnest curiosity that goes into all his food and wine explorations. He had a small, food- fascinated group in his dining room (including me and my Bee colleague and pal Chris Macias). We had background material, tasting sheets, ...
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    How Soy Affects the Body

    How Soy Affects the Body
    Thyroid: Some believe that the excessive consumption of soy foods and supplements can cause hypothyroidism. Those in the pro-soy camp believe it only becomes an issue if the consumer is iodine deficient or otherwise susceptible to thyroid or goiter problems. Breast cancer: Although isoflavones from soy foods may help prevent breast cancer, concentrated soy isoflavone extracts may set the stage for ...
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    Author Offers Advice on Soy Food in Diet

    Author Offers Advice on Soy Food in Diet
    Despite concerns over excessive soy intake, most mainstream organizations say up to two servings per day can be part of a healthy diet. Kaayla Daniel, who holds a doctorate in nutrition and is the author of "The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food," offers the following advice. Oils and ingredients: Avoid soy flour, soy protein isolates, ...
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    Ohio Eatery Offers Discount for Sandwich Tattoos

    Ohio Eatery Offers Discount for Sandwich Tattoos
    LAKEWOOD, Ohio - An Ohio restaurant is offering lifetime discounts to people willing to make an indelible display of their love for grilled cheese sandwiches. Melt Bar & Grilled in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood specializes in spins on the grilled cheese and says anyone with a tattoo of the classic sandwich will get 25 percent off. The restaurant has hooked ...
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    Lusikkaleivat or Spoon Cookies

    Lusikkaleivat or Spoon Cookies
    When I dropped these off, my friend's eyes widened in anticipation. "These cookies taste like Christmas," she told me mid bite as she helped herself to seconds. "My mother makes something like these every year. Actually, we are going to be making some next week," she explained after carefully chewing, making sure not to miss a beat, a flavor, or a ...
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    Renowned French Chef Hits Deer Valley

    Renowned French Chef Hits Deer Valley
    Park City » Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world's most respected and accomplished chefs, with dozens of award-winning restaurants from New York to Hawaii and Paris to Shanghai on his résumé. But this formidable restaurateur says his "most spectacular" kitchen is the one inside the J&G Grill, his new eatery in Park City. In New York and other metropolitan ...
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    Senator Seeks 'Strict Testing' for Meat Sent to U.S. Schools

    Senator Seeks 'Strict Testing' for Meat Sent to U.S. Schools
    A senator on the committee overseeing the National School Lunch Program called Monday for the government to raise its standards for meat sent to schools across the nation. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., urged "a strict testing program" for ground beef similar to those "used by industry leaders such as Jack in the Box ...
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    What to Look for When Buying Holiday Meats

    What to Look for When Buying Holiday Meats
    Some people think it isn't a major holiday unless turkey is served. For others, a special roast is on the menu. It's best to decide what your holiday entree will be and then special-order it. Beef, pork, and veal have individual qualities that should be considered when purchasing them. As you plan your holiday entrees, select the best product for the ...
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    Latkes and Matzohs: Hanukkah Flavors

    Latkes and Matzohs: Hanukkah Flavors
    Hanukkah lasts eight days, which is great news for kids who like presents and anyone who likes fried food. But for the cooks in the crowd, there's a certain _ how shall we put it? _ holiday-specific challenge to keeping the menus fresh and the ideas flowing. For inspiration, we turned to Jayne Cohen, author of "Jewish Holiday Cooking," who offered ...
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