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    Top 10 Aphrodisiacs

    Cook up something extra special this V-Day! Yup. That’s right. That holiday is just around the corner: V-Day, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. And with V-Day comes aphrodisiacs. Some of these we all know – like oysters – but there are others, like animal horns and exotic bugs, that you likely don’t. Next Page: The Traditional→ [page] Oysters Since we ...
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    The Ethical Chef?

    The Ethical Chef?
    What is a chef’s responsibility to their community and sustainability? When John Besh, chef of August, fed his city with rice and beans after Hurricane Katrina, he didn’t have to. He didn’t have to be the first to open after Katrina or rebuild other restaurants in his neighborhood. Judy Rodgers, executive chef and co-owner of Zuni Café, and Alice Waters, founder ...
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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 Missing at Sea

    Chef Missing at Sea
    ROME - Colombian maritime authorities searched Sunday for an Italian chef believed to have gone overboard from a U.S. cruise ship off Colombia's Caribbean coast, officials and the man's family said. There were different accounts about when and where Angelo Faliva, 31, was last seen as the Princess Cruises "Coral Princess" sailed from Aruba to Cartagena, Colombia, between Nov. 24 and ...
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    Curry: Scotland's Other National Dish

    Curry: Scotland's Other National Dish
    It is Scotland's other national dish, with more than 50,000 curries being wolfed down every night. Curry was introduced to the masses in 1888, when the International Exhibition in Glasgow featured an Indian kitchen. Since then there has been a roaring trade in the hot stuff. Research by beer giants Cobra has revealed Scots are spending pounds 8.7million a week on ...
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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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    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants

    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants
    The battle over mandatory calorie disclosures on chain restaurant menus is heating up, as public health advocates and the restaurant industry prepare to duke it out in Congress. Last week, bills were introduced in the House and Senate that would force fast-food chains like Oak Brook-based McDonald's Corp. to post calories on their menu boards, so you'll know at a glance ...
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    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings

    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings
    STADE, Germany-Two Vietnamese brothers were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the killings of seven people at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany in 2007. The victims,the owner and his wife, as well as five employees, were found shot to death at the Lin Yue restaurant in Sittensen, southwest of Hamburg, on Feb. 5, 2007. The ...
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    Chefs Embrace Farm-to-Table Movement

    Chefs Embrace Farm-to-Table Movement
    SOUTHERN PINES - Chopping tobacco or chopping barbecue: those were the options Rhett Morris faced as a teen in rural Moore County. As the tall, tanned chef with an easy smile chatted his way through his third batch of peach-corn salsa on a sweltering Saturday morning in downtown Southern Pines, there's no doubt in his heart - or taste buds - ...
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    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever

    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever
    Our friend Erich at Foodproof visited New Orleans to bring us an original Sazarac cocktail recipe. Visit Foodproof for more articles by Erich and other Foodproof members! When I was in New Orleans last September I ate at a wonderful restaurant called Herbsaint. I decided to let the bartender choose my first drink by asking him, "If I'm only going to ...
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    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food

    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food
    A surprise consequence of writing a book about food was that we lost our appetite. A month in, we realized we had underestimated just how devastating the effects of our industrial food systems are on our health, animal welfare, climate change and the earth’s resources. Thankfully, a few trips to some farmers markets with their good news story of artisan baking, ...
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    Is Foie Gras Torture?

    Is Foie Gras Torture?
    It's very hard to watch the video about foie gras from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and not conclude that you should lay off fatty liver. You're shown a disheveled duck squeezed into a cage so small that the bird can't open its wings. Disturbingly, it rocks back and forth. You then see an enormous barn full of ...
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    Jordan Hotel Owner Agonizes Over What to Feed Pope

    Jordan Hotel Owner Agonizes Over What to Feed Pope
    AMMAN, Jordan-A Jordanian hotel owner preparing a lunch for the pope spent five weeks coming up with a choice of five menus for the upcoming visit and is still agonizing over what could go wrong _ just as he did when John Paul II visited nine years ago. Said Sawalha said the Vatican chose a light meal of beef medallions, vegetables ...
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    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen

    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen
    ECORSE, Michigan-Prospero Galeana got a job washing dishes at a small Mexican restaurant, but his skills were in filling plates not scraping them. "He came up with chunky beef," owner Juan Garcia recalled, sitting under pinatas and sombreros at Taco Especial. "We cook it for two hours, add green peppers and onions. No powdered garlic _ fresh garlic. It's delicious. "He's ...
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    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down

    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down
    The New York Times announced Thursday that restaurant critic Frank Bruni has decided to leave his influential position after five years. Bruni will step down as restaurant critic after a book promotion and vacation but will continue writing for the Times' Sunday magazine. The editor of the food section didn't say when Bruni would pen his last review. A successor has ...
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    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade Finding ingredients for success: When faced with major changes in their lives, three state residents searched for the best business plans to market their food products and begin new careers Rebecca Scarberry got divorced and lost her job in the same week last December. She turned to her kitchen stove, a source of comfort since childhood, and ...
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    Buy Farm Fresh Eggs

    Buy Farm Fresh Eggs
    A fresh egg from a hen that spends most of its time pecking around in open pasture is a wonderful thing to eat: deeply flavorful, with a bright yellow (sometimes almost orange) yolk and a tender white. Besides flavor, pasture-raised eggs seem to be better for you too. Several studies suggest that they’re higher in omega-3s and vitamins A, B12, and ...
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    Taco Bell Ad Star Gidget the Chihuahua Dies at 15

    Taco Bell Ad Star Gidget the Chihuahua Dies at 15
    LOS ANGELES - Gidget the Chihuahua, the bug-eyed, big-eared star of 1990s Taco Bell commercials who was a diva on and off the screen, has died. She was 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized, said Karin McElhatton, owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, which owned ...
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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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    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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