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    How to Use and Find Edible Flowers

    How to Use and Find Edible Flowers
    Flowers have always been a part of the table from the times of the Greeks, Romans, and Ancient Chinese. Flowers have been used as table decorations and as part of our meals. Edible flowers not only impact our visual and olfactory joys, but, are also used to tantalize our taste buds. The tiny splashes of color provided by flower can be ...
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    The Meatball Phanton Travels the New York City to Decide Best Meatball Contest

    The Meatball Phanton Travels the New York City to Decide Best Meatball Contest
    The Meatball Phantom chucks another empty marinara-stained plastic container in the back of his car. This particular container is from Lorimer Gourmet Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the sixth of seven stealth tastings the Phantom will make today, and one of the stronger contenders so far, he confides. The Meatball Phantom is assigned the arduous task of tasting meatballs across the five ...
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    Home Brew Hobbyists Toast Imminent Change in Utah Liquor Laws

    Home Brew Hobbyists Toast Imminent Change in Utah Liquor Laws
    Doug Wawarzynski, a second-year law student at the University of Utah, could see that his future career and his beer-brewing hobby would come to a head one day. The Utah State Bar asks applicants if they have ever violated the law. But making beer or wine in the basement without a license is illegal in Utah. "I knew I'd be ...
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    Nasty Habits of Food Network Celebrities

    Nasty Habits of Food Network Celebrities
    This article was originally published in the Huffington Post on April 15, 2009. Put away your tin foil, Giada de Laurentiis enthusiasts; lay down your many meats, Guy Ferari fans; and please, Sandra Lee watchers, resist buying all of the pre-packaged ingredients you can easily make on your own. Food Network viewers be warned: your favorite celebrity chef is encouraging wasteful, ...
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    Pastry Chef Dalia Jurgensen Pens a Not-So-Sweet Memoir

    Pastry Chef Dalia Jurgensen Pens a Not-So-Sweet Memoir
    If you’ve ever thought it would be sweet to bake for a living, Brooklyn-based dessert maven Dalia Jurgensen may inspire you to consider a career in confectionery. As the executive pastry chef at the Michelin-starred Williamsburg restaurant, Dressler, she spends her days as a culinary artist, creating edible visions from sugar, honey and pastry cream. But her life’s not all sugar ...
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    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?

    Do Vegetarians Get Enough Iron?
    Q: Does a vegetarian diet give me the iron I need? A: Yes and no. Now, you are right to worry about getting enough iron. It’s an extremely important mineral that’s present in all cells and is essential for transporting oxygen through your body. But although it’s true that red meat is high in iron, the mineral is also available in ...
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    Lindsay Pomeroy and Wine Smarties: Teaching Wine to San Diego

    Lindsay Pomeroy and Wine Smarties: Teaching Wine to San Diego
    In the airport, on the way to visit my sister last summer, I picked up a copy of Wine Spectator. The issue covered the top sommeliers in the country, organized by city. Searching for something familiar, I looked at New York City, Boston, and finally San Diego, places where I had once lived. To my surprise, a college friend of mine ...
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    How to Cook Spring Lamb

    How to Cook Spring Lamb
    Easter traditionally heralds the beginning of Britain’s highly prized new-season lamb. It’s a fantastic red meat and an ingredient I get really excited about. Young lambs produce tender meat but the flavour and texture can vary massively according to breed, age, feed and pasture. Needless to say, it is important to ask your butcher about the provenance of the meat. A ...
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    Challenges Ahead for Global Hospitality Industry

    Challenges Ahead for Global Hospitality Industry
    Global hotel markets are expected to continue to feel pressure from contracting economies and reduced leisure and business travel across much of the world in 2009. However, despite declines across most major regions of the world in 2008, operating performance in the global hotel industry remained profitable as hoteliers focused on controlling costs and preserving the bottom line, according to a ...
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    Pavlova Wars: New Zealand Reclaims its Once Stolen National Dessert

    Pavlova Wars: New Zealand Reclaims its Once Stolen National Dessert
    New Zealand's Prime Minister is irritated by Australia's culinary thievery. New Zealand's new Prime Minister, John Key, faces a host of diplomatic challenges as he adjusts to the job. But of them all, the one exercising him most at the moment is the weighty matter of the provenance of a meringue dessert topped by cream and tropical fruit. Mr Key is ...
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    Grant Achatz: The Culinary Wizard Shares His Secrets

    Grant Achatz: The Culinary Wizard Shares His Secrets
    Grant Achatz shook up the culinary world in 2006 when his Chicago restaurant, Alinea, was named "our nation's best restaurant" by Gourmet magazine. Since then, the practitioner of "molecular gastronomy" has earned kudos across the country, including the coveted Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation last year. Last week Achatz wowed an overflow crowd at Now We're Cookin' in ...
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    Manischewitz: The Sweet Sadar Wine

    Manischewitz: The Sweet Sadar Wine
    New York » For many Jews, the thought of Passover conjures up images of families feasting on matzo, kosher wine and for a few brave souls perhaps, Gefilte fish. Chances are, the name on the packaging is always the same: Manischewitz. For the family that traces its lineage back to Behr Manischewitz and the Cincinnati bakery he opened in 1888, ...
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    Finally, a Community Garden in Napa!

    Finally, a Community Garden in Napa!
    Recently a much-needed project was undertaken in the community of Napa, CA. In an area that thrives on viticulture and food related tourism, the town had not developed a single community garden. While for profit gardens and farms thrived with tourists basking in the organic glow, Napa was at a loss to develop its own community based garden project. That is, ...
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    A Temple to German Sausage at Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst

     A Temple to German Sausage at Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst
    It's always the humble foods that worm their way into our hearts. Displaced New Yorkers don't miss Per Se—they miss their neighborhood pizza place. The Quebecois yearn for poutine, and Californians long for proper tacos. And all this time, Andre Wechsler dreams of currywurst. Currywurst is so beloved in Germany that there's a Berlin museum entirely devoted to the saucy, porky ...
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    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats

    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats
    Easter dinner ushers in springtime foods, from entrees to desserts. Ham is a perennial favorite, with about 70 percent of Americans serving it for their holiday dinner, according to the Pork Information Bureau. There are many varieties to choose from for the perfect ham for your needs. Bone-in hams are available whole, as a shank, or butt half, and typically serve ...
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    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs

    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs
    Charles Froke, executive pastry chef at Miami's Four Seasons, first caught our eye in December when he created a whimsical gingerbread replica of the Freedom Tower for the hotel's lobby. When we heard he had big plans for Easter, we had to have a look. Froke, 36, a Wisconsin native and Culinary Institute of America graduate, started out on the savory ...
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    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style

    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style
    Most of the time, commercial brewing is an exacting and predictable science. When Greg Hall, brewmaster at Goose Island Brewing Co., decides what day to brew Honkers Ale, the brewery's malty English bitter, he also can determine the exact dates he'll filter and bottle the finished product. But that's not the case with the brewery's latest creation, Juliet, a jammy and ...
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    Fetilizing Your Garden

    Fetilizing Your Garden
    What you feed your plants can make a mighty difference when you come to harvest your vegetables and flowers. And spring is the time to make sure they get enough of the 13 essential mineral elements required for normal growth. Fortunately, most soils contain the micronutrients that vegetable and flowering plants require in small amounts such as boron, manganese, copper, zinc, ...
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    Family Farmers Fear Being Run Over By Food Safety Juggernaut

     Family Farmers Fear Being Run Over By Food Safety Juggernaut
    CORNUCOPIA, Wis., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Momentum is building in Congress for new food safety reforms aimed at addressing the growing cycle of food contamination outbreaks. But concerns are also being raised cautioning legislators not to trample organic farmers, backyard gardeners and consumers of fresh local foods in the rush to fix food safety problems. "There is no question that our ...
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    Homemade Soymilk: Fresh, Hot, Strained

    Homemade Soymilk: Fresh, Hot, Strained
    The strangest thing about this endeavor is that I am allergic to soymilk. Yup. I am Asian, and so I am lactose intolerant. And I am ALSO allergic to soymilk. Yet, I refuse to shy away and head for the rice milk aisle. Christ. Some people are just so good at marketing free stuff. My mother would scoff at the fact ...
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