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    Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy

    Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy
    The Halloween Candy Buy Back sponsored by the Dr. Diane D. Romaine and Associates Dental Health Center is in its second year and will be paying $1 for each pound of candy brought in by kids. Candy can be brought to the center at 151 Bishop Murray Drive from Nov. 2-5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. "I hope we get ...
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    Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

    Maple Walnut Carrot Cake
    I am predisposed to love Fall There’s no better season than the onset of fall, I say, with its cool currents slipping in under the warm air; the sound of geese squeaking in the morning, shuttering in their bulbous bodies before they decide to fly away. And nothing beats wild grapes along the side of the road—I love their sweet, sour ...
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    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name

    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name
    The battle for Tavern on the Green is now hinging on what to call it. City officials, who are ousting the restaurant's leaseholder, Jennifer LeRoy, are so desperate to hang onto Tavern on the Green's famous name, they're going to fight for the rights to it, sources said. But the moniker, valued at $19 million, was trademarked by the LeRoy family ...
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    Burger King Revamp Aims at Higher-Priced Kin

    Burger King Revamp Aims at Higher-Priced Kin
    CHICAGO - Burger King Corp. plans to swap its generic fast-food feel and bland tiles and tabletops for a vibe that's more sit-down than drive-through. As part of a plan to be revealed Wednesday in Amsterdam, the company will announce a massive effort to overhaul its 12,000 locations worldwide. The sleek interior includes rotating red flame chandeliers, brilliant TV-screen menus and ...
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    Rick Bayless, Under Fire

    Rick Bayless, Under Fire
    Rick Bayless moves without a word from the kitchen of his new restaurant to the counter. He stands before a torta resting in a shallow pool of tomato broth. He leans in, grabs the two halves of the sandwich that has been placed standing on end, and presses on the thick pieces of bread, pushing the carnitas and black beans and ...
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    Swiss Seek to Settle Debate Over the True Fondue

    Swiss Seek to Settle Debate Over the True Fondue
    GENEVA-It's dinnertime and farmers are dipping bread cubes into a molten pot of melted cheese, an image of Switzerland's rustic mountainsides and garrets as iconic as Heidi at her chalet or men in embroidered vests playing 10-foot-long (3.05-meter-long) Alphorns. The classic fondue is still a mainstay of the Swiss diet, and good fondues can be ordered in restaurants around the country. ...
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    Sweet Success: Cake Queen Edda Martinez Expands Her Domain

    Sweet Success: Cake Queen Edda Martinez Expands Her Domain
    When the cakes at the neighborhood dulceria wouldn't do, Edda Martinez decided to bake her own for family celebrations. For a son's autumn birthday, she whipped up a pumpkin cake. For the holidays, she created Christmas trees. Relatives and friends loved them so much that she began taking cake decorating classes "wherever they were offered" (including one she was later recruited ...
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    Cara Cara Oranges

    Cara Cara Oranges
    With my life long alliance with farmers and growers of vegetables and produce in California, I try not to purchase fruit from another country (the hell with NAFTA), no less from another hemisphere. But why? Well, first ask any American grower how much produce we send to foreign countries and which countries we send to and you’ll find it’s not to ...
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    Reichl: Sadness, Support Follow Gourmet's Closing

    Reichl: Sadness, Support Follow Gourmet's Closing
    Don't tell former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl this week's closing of the venerable food magazine reflects any sort of judgment on the food elite. "It's one of the things that drives me crazy," Reichl said in a phone interview Thursday from Kansas City, Mo., where she was promoting the now-shuttered magazine's latest cookbook, "Gourmet Today." "People keep talking about it as ...
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    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland

    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland
    Swedish stockpiles of Cold War-era canned meat sold for use in Poland's restaurants are in various stages of rancid decay, experts say. The meat, which Sweden phased out by the end of the 1990s, was sold by the Swedish Board of Agriculture to a Swedish trading company on the condition it not be sold for food inside the European Union, The ...
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    Family With Kids Gets Cursed on Bill

    Family With Kids Gets Cursed on Bill
    A restaurant employee was fired in Britain after the F-word was found printed on a family's dinner bill. Craig Cartin said he and his wife where shocked when their bill for dinner at Cactus Joe's in Halifax, England, arrived with the curse word typed at the bottom. He said his older daughter, aged 2, created a fuss when their food took ...
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    Pesticide Suspected in Restaurant Salsa

    Pesticide Suspected in Restaurant Salsa
    Health officials in Kansas said people sickened at a Mexican restaurant in Lenexa the salsa they ate was contaminated with a pesticide. Three groups of people who were sickened after eating at the Mi Ranchito restaurant earlier this year told KSHB-TV, Kansas City, health officials identified the source of their illnesses as the pesticide methomyl. It was reportedly found in the ...
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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Pumpkin is one of those lovely seasonal foods I look forward to using every year. I try to find as many excuses as possible to include it in all it's various forms from puree to chopped to roasted. A few weeks ago, I made my favorite pumpkin bread recipe, and last week, I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I tried two ...
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    Marshmallows Not Just Plain Vanilla Anymore

    Marshmallows Not Just Plain Vanilla Anymore
    BERKELEY, Calif. - If you're still using plain old vanilla marshmallows at your campfire or in your cocoa, you're out of touch. The next generation of marshmallow lovers is amping the flavor of their puffy confections, taking their s'mores to new heights with tricks like slicing and stuffing them. And the marshmallow industry is taking notice. Long a fixture in the ...
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    Gourmet Magainze Closes, Ending an Era

    Gourmet Magainze Closes, Ending an Era
    After nearly 70 years of fine eating, the lavish meal known as Gourmet magazine is over. Conde Nast blamed the tough economic climate Monday when it told its staff it was closing the stalwart of the food media world, long considered the dean of culinary publishing. "It's the center of gravity, a major planet that's just disappearing," said chef and author ...
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    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method

    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method
    There's a fascinating world of homemade cheese, with a fresh taste that high-end chefs increasingly are showcasing on their menus. Perhaps you might find a mozzarella or feta, a fresh ricotta, or a Mediterranean-style halloumi, made in-house from curds and whey. Cheese-making is a skill that Penta Career Center chef/instructor Jim Rhegness demonstrated for his 11th grade culinary students when he ...
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    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV

    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV
    Earlier this year, Bravo TV producers invited Holly Smith, of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, to compete on "Top Chef Masters," a dream for most chefs. For Smith? Nope. Not her thing, she said. A month later, the Food Network made the same call to try to land her for "The Next Iron Chef." They wouldn't take no for an answer. They ...
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    Molecular Gastronomy 101: Chocolate Mayo

    Molecular Gastronomy 101: Chocolate Mayo
    There are a few books I would like to finish: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee, Molecular Gastronomy by Herve This, and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. One of them is about the exploration of spatial dimensions — including a very sexist and fascist portrayal ...
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    Farmers Question Need for New Rules

    Farmers Question Need for New Rules
    RALEIGH - Farmers from across the state are worried that potential food-safety legislation could hurt their livelihoods and forever change the way they operate. A meeting Monday at the State Fairgrounds brought together farmers, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, plus state agriculture officials. It was one of several "listening sessions" planned by the ...
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    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant

    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant
    HOULTON, Maine - It's a safe bet that most local residents have sat down for a meal at the Elm Tree Diner, which opened in 1945 and caught fire Sunday night, Fire Chief Milton Cone said Monday afternoon. The landmark restaurant was extensively damaged by fire Sunday night and is not expected to reopen anytime soon, if at all. The Fire ...
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