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    Chef Bowser Offers Up Delicious Noontime Treats

     Chef Bowser Offers Up Delicious Noontime Treats
    "BAM!" shouted Chef Gerald Bowser at the Newburgh Senior Center. Clad in a chef's hat and apron, Chef Gerald demonstrated his cooking techniques a la Food Channel for the seniors. The Chef shared not only his passion for food, but also his famous recipe for Potato Cheese Casserole as he went through every step to share his culinary secrets. Having already ...
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    'Top Chef' Meets Top Chefs in Fund-Raiser

    'Top Chef' Meets Top Chefs in Fund-Raiser
    It was one minute until show time as an all-star cast of chefs crowded around a stainless steel table in the kitchen of Bacchus restaurant Wednesday night, poised to plate a porcini-crusted wild Alaskan king salmon dish created by the reigning reality cooking show Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg. "Ok, let's go, guys. These people want to eat. We don't have all ...
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    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture

    Chef's Mission: Saving a City's Food Culture
    NEW ORLEANS-Chef John Besh opened his fifth restaurant a month ago and has his sixth opening in as many days. He's touring the country with a just-published 5-pound, 200-recipe, $45 paean to the region's foodways called "My New Orleans: The Cookbook." A big book-launch party recently was held with family and friends in the upstairs private dining room here at his ...
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    Gluten-Free Tasty Cakes: Cupcakes, Anyone?

     Gluten-Free Tasty Cakes: Cupcakes, Anyone?
    It's almost cool to be gluten-free. More national brands are offering gluten-free versions of their popular products, cookbooks for celiac disease sufferers are available at your local bookstore and now allergy-friendly bakeries - such as Sweet Sin Bakery in Waverly - are available at your doorstep. But it hasn't always been that way. Jules E.D. Shepard of Catonsville was diagnosed with ...
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    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt

    Tasters: Snyder's, Utz Worth Their Salt
    Snyder's of Hanover is buying Utz, and has pledged not to fool with the two product lines - at least, for now. That's a good thing for snack-food sophisticates, who know that all pretzels are not created equal. An Inquirer tasting of 17 products from the two companies revealed a consistent distinction between the brands as Utz and Snyder's went nugget ...
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    From Nose to Tail or How to Butcher a Pig

    From Nose to Tail or How to Butcher a Pig
    From Nose to Tail was the title of the seminar here at the Sante Restaurant Symposium 2009 in Lake George, NY. Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro and the soon to open Copa in Boston, MA was on hand to demonstrate not only the butchering of a pig but also the unique ways to use the whole hog. With the popularity of ...
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    Chipotle Plans Major Solar Power Initiative

    Chipotle Plans Major Solar Power Initiative
    Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) (NYSE: CMG.B) announced today it is partnering with Houston-based Standard Renewable Energy (SRE) to install solar panels on approximately 75 Chipotle restaurants over the next year. In all, Chipotle has committed to panels that will produce 500 kilowatt hours of electricity, making Chipotle the largest direct producer of solar energy in the restaurant industry. "Our effort ...
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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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    Despite Economy, Consumers Still Find Means to Dine Out

    Despite Economy, Consumers Still Find Means to Dine Out
    PROVIDENCE - Mediterraneo restaurant on Atwells Avenue was full, with a large private party upstairs. Not far away, Siena Restaurant was also bustling on a raw and rainy Thursday night. Pane e Vino also did well. Looking to this weekend, Federal Hill restaurant owners say they'll be jammed, thanks not only to local customers but to Brown University's parents weekend. "My ...
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    School Meal Changes Sought

    School Meal Changes Sought
    A new report calls for dramatic changes in the meals served to schoolchildren, including offering students a greater variety of fruits and vegetables and limiting sodium and calories. The changes could cost more, but the investment could help improve children's eating habits and overall health, says Virginia Stallings, chairman of the panel that prepared the Institute of Medicine report. She's a ...
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    What's New in the World of Taste Research

    What's New in the World of Taste Research
    Everybody talks about the taste of great food. But hardly anyone talks about the tongue and the nose that make the tasting possible. That's a shame. Without them, the wonderful world of cooking and eating would be flavorless, devoid of personality. Luckily, food can be memorable and desirable, even rise to the level of celebration and sensuality. Thanks, of course, to ...
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    Food Co-Ops: What You Need to Know

    Food Co-Ops: What You Need to Know
    Travel to any other country and you'll quickly notice that our produce back home is blah. Much like a vacuous beauty queen, it is vibrantly colored and attractive with very little substance. Part of what has driven our markets away from quality and toward mass production is the ability to maximize farming resources_pesticides, hormones, substandard animal housing_to increase the amount produced. ...
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    ConAgra to Cut Sodium in Food Products

    ConAgra to Cut Sodium in Food Products
    MILWAUKEE - ConAgra Foods Inc. will cut sodium from the food it manufactures by 20 percent in the next five years, the maker of Chef Boyardee and Hebrew National said Thursday. CEO Gary Rodkin said the Omaha, Neb.-based food maker wants to make food healthier and lure health-conscious shoppers. Consumers are increasingly shopping with health in mind, even as they are ...
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    Food IS Art

    Working together for the past 7 years to create the most amazing and fantastical images of food, Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle are from Tokyo and Burgandy, France, respectively, but now live and work in Paris; they have also been married for 10 years. In 2002, they created their first "Minimiams", of which we've included 10 for your enjoyment. Working as ...
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    Fortifying Food for Your Brain

    Fortifying Food for Your Brain
    Just knowing how to pronounce docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, should be a pretty good indicator of brain health, right? (Need some help? It's DOH-koh-sah-HEXXA-eh-NOH-ik.) It's enough to say "DHA," and good thing, since we'll probably be hearing more about this tongue twister as research emerges about the link between diet and dementia. When nutritionist Elizabeth Somer's mother developed Alzheimer's disease years ...
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    Call It Twine? Twitter Makes Wine for Charity

    Call It Twine? Twitter Makes Wine for Charity
    SAN FRANCISCO-Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them? Yes, the people at Twitter _ the social media site on which users post messages no longer than 140 characters _ are getting into the wine business, putting together an ambitious project aimed at raising money for literacy. While others have used Twitter to raise money for ...
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    The Crème Brûlée Cart: Street Food Diaries

    The Crème Brûlée Cart: Street Food Diaries
    A crowd is gathered in an alley that grows darker and colder by the minute as the sun departs from San Francisco’s famed Mission neighborhood. Conversations mingle and fill the air alongside smells unfamiliar to most alleys in this city—that is, favorable, delicious smells that awaken appetites and leave the crowd restless and hungry. But they wait patiently in long lines, ...
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    Fabulous, Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is almost here! Are you ready for it? Halloween is a mere 2 and a half weeks away, but do you know what you're going to be yet? We've gone through the internet and asked all our friends to bring you the best food-inspired costumes out there. Enjoy! 1. Sweets 2. Kids and Dogs 3. Homemade 4. For Sale ...
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    Hershey's New Halloween Chocolates

    Hershey's New Halloween Chocolates
    With 96 percent of Halloween shoppers planning to purchase candy this season1, Hershey has brewed up new ˜spook-tacular' Halloween treats to excite trick-or-treaters and sweeten seasonal parties and candy dishes. Nine out of 10 people hand out snack-size candy2, so Hershey has introduced new assortments of its snack-size treats dressed in themed shapes and colorful wrappers that will have trick-or-treaters howling ...
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    Candy Lobby Advises Halloween Restraint

    Candy Lobby Advises Halloween Restraint
    Serve children a healthy and nutritious meal before allowing then to go trick-or-treating at Halloween, U.S. confectionery manufacturers advise. "Your kids will be happier and full, which will help reduce the temptation to eat candy at each trick-or-treat stop," Susan Whiteside of the National Confectioners Association in Washington says in a statement. "Sort and save. Allow your kids to enjoy some ...
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