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    Severely Allergic Girl to Share Her Story With Senators

    Severely Allergic Girl to Share Her Story With Senators
    Six years ago, Donna Sadler gave her 18-month-old daughter, Rylee, a taste of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Spots popped up on the child's face, and within seconds, her eyes swelled shut. Rylee's doctor suspected the cause and testing confirmed her theory: Rylee has a deadly allergy to peanuts, as well as sesame seeds and all tree nuts. Ingestion triggers ...
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    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens

    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens
    A California company announced today it is pulling nearly 30,000 pounds of pork sausage that could contain anchovies or sardines, potentially provoking an allergic reaction in some people. Pampanga Food Corp, based in Anaheim, Calif., said the recall covers 10-oz. packages of its skinless cooked cured pork longanisa produced between Jan. 7 and Sept. 22. The sausages, which were mislabeled, were ...
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    Gut Worms May Protect Against Allergies

    Gut Worms May Protect Against Allergies
    British and Vietnamese scientists say they've discovered parasitic gut worms, such as hookworms, might help prevent and treat asthma and other allergies. Researchers led by Dr. Carsten Flohr of the University of Nottingham, and Dr. Luc Nguyen Tuyen of the Khanh Hoa Provincial Health Service in central Vietnam said their study is the largest double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial to date ...
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    Sustainable Wine: What the Buzz is All About

    Sustainable Wine: What the Buzz is All About
    There are many eco-friendly buzz words flashing in the world of wine and viticulture: green, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable. Each time one of these words is tossed out or put on a label, it creates a lengthy debate as to which method is actually better to sustain the earth for generations to come. What is really behind all of this talk? ...
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    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims

    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims
    KFC was battered by an advertising watchdog today over "misleading" claims that fresh chicken was delivered daily to each branch. The fast food chain broadcast an advert showing a young chef lovingly dusting a tray of chicken on the bone with flour, saying: "The secret to producing the best food is using the right ingredients. Like this chicken, came in fresh ...
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    Roasted Chicken Goodness

    Roasted Chicken Goodness
    A raw, whole chicken is the cook's equivalent of a blank canvas. It is clean, pure and ready to absorb whatever flavors are on the chef's palette that day, whether they be salty rubs, smoky spices, sweet glazes or good, old-fashioned barbecue sauce. But I would argue that before any artist can create a masterpiece, he or she must be capable ...
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    Local, Vegetarian Food Arrives at City Schools

     Local, Vegetarian Food Arrives at City Schools
    A minor revolution, in the form of cheese lasagna, had come to the cafeteria at Hampstead Hill Academy, but the struggle had only just begun. Kitchen staff accustomed to heating pre-made meals had to wrestle with sticky pasta noodles, then brace for balky eaters on this, the first "Meatless Monday" for Hampstead Hill and other Baltimore public schools. On Mondays throughout ...
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    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World

    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World
    Delegates of the G-20 economic summit will be learning that eating green in Pittsburgh means more than munching lettuce and peas. "We try to encourage all of our guests to eat locally produced or organic foods," says Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, which is hosting an opening reception and dinner for the event on Thursday. ...
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    21 Awesome Culinary Tattoos

    Chefs bare their loyalty with awesome culinary tattoos Chefs are some of the most trained professionals out there, spending years perfecting their craft. Chefs work nights, weekends, and holidays in hot, hectic kitchens, proving their dedication to food and the culinary world. And, the most dedicated among them choose to mark themselves with the tools of their trade, be it ...
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    Innovative New Video Game Teaches Kids Healthy Eating

    Innovative New Video Game Teaches Kids Healthy Eating
    Titanium Chef's blend of education and entertainment scores big with kids and teachers Registered Dietitians with the British Columbia Dairy Foundation (BCDF) today announced the new video game Titanium Chef is ready to play. Titanium Chef is an interactive, web-based role playing game designed to teach students in grades six to eight about Canada's Food Guide and how to make healthy ...
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    Chefs Join the Street Food Movement

    Chefs Join the Street Food Movement
    Peruvian rice, steaming Greek falafels, satay dripping with peanut sauce, doughy Salvadoran pupusas, slippery Thai noodles. In much of the world, they are just on-the-go eats for the masses. But in the U.S., a growing cadre of chefs and foodies are savoring these so-called street foods, elevating them beyond their humble origins, and weaving the tastes and ingredients into their own ...
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    Fat and Fated? The Changeable State of Low Income Communities

    Fat and Fated? The Changeable State of Low Income Communities
    Originally published in the Huffington Post on August 19 and September 15. Prevention is at the heart of the health care debate, but low-income and minority communities are often deprived of the nourishing options they deserve. Worse still, they're frequently blamed or held in contempt for the diseases that result. Needless to say, the health of all Americans has never mattered ...
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    Chef Takes Lunch Crusade National

    Chef Takes Lunch Crusade National
    As students get back to work in classrooms, Congress is rolling up its sleeves to debate new rules involving the Child Nutrition Act, which sets standards for 30 million school lunches a day and is scheduled to expire later this year. Chef Ann Cooper, who famously transformed Berkeley, Calif., schools lunches over four years, headed to Capitol Hill this month to ...
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    Dinners Put Strangers at the Same Table to Share Food and Thoughts

    Dinners Put Strangers at the Same Table to Share Food and Thoughts
    When was the last time you sat down and had an interesting, thoughtful conversation with someone you just met? How about never? Lauren Beznos Grossman, a veteran of Chicago non-profit organizations, hopes to change that. Earlier this year, combining her passions for bringing people of different backgrounds together and eating tasty restaurant meals, Grossman started Across the Table. Its aim? "Uniting ...
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    Twitter Used to Market Beer

    Twitter Used to Market Beer
    Athens businessman Alex Sams plans to join the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce because of a tweet - a short message - he read through the online social networking service Twitter. During the summer, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President Doc Eldridge used e-mail and Twitter to send out invitations to the chamber's annual midyear event. Sams, who is a partner ...
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    Fingerprinting Enhances Beer Flavor

    Fingerprinting Enhances Beer Flavor
    International food & beverage companies generally want their brands to consistently taste the same. However, natural variations in ingredients can make this difficult, even without factoring in the impact of variations in process equipment and conditions. Key to achieving consistent flavor is ultimately down to manufacturing products that share the same chemical profile, believes Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), an independent ...
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    Environmental Virtue on a Bun: Are You Buying?

    Environmental Virtue on a Bun: Are You Buying?
    PHILADELPHIA - Please welcome Elevation Burger, the latest contender for virtue-burger honors, debuting now in the Philadelphia suburbs. It has single-handedly raised the ante in the (so to speak) greener-meat niche. Elevation Burgers are not merely fresh-ground, or all-beef, or naturally raised; they are - top this! - "100 percent organic, grass-fed, free-range beef." A single patty is about three ounces ...
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    11 Farm-Fresh Foods That Will Improve Your Cuisine

    Our local farmer's market at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal Most of us have grown (or were born) accustomed to going to the grocery store and as chefs, buy our foods from wholesale distributors. It's just what you do, right? Grocery stores like Safeway, Trader Joe's, and especially Target and Super-Walmarts, have all your needs in one place, all year ...
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    Chefs, Winemakers Capture Tastes of the Local Harvests

    Chefs, Winemakers Capture Tastes of the Local Harvests
    Attend either or both of this weekend's premiere food events - the Taste of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Harvest Weekend: The Butcher, The Baker and the Winemaker - and you could end up thinking Thanksgiving has arrived early. Although Pilgrims and Indians won't be present, both events will celebrate and serve up a cornucopia's worth of ...
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    Group Seeks Out Season's Tastiest Tomato Varieties

    Group Seeks Out Season's Tastiest Tomato Varieties
    It looked like a picnic. But it was actually a tomato tasting, a thorough one. Fifty-eight different types of tomatoes - cherries, currants, heirlooms, hybrids - were sitting on picnic tables in a pavilion in Baltimore County's Southwest Park. It was the annual get-together of MAGTAG, or the Mid-Atlantic Gardeners' Tomato Appreciation Gathering, a loose-knit group bound together by their fondness ...
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