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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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    Ten Healthy Summer Foods That Won’t Break the Bank

    Ten Healthy Summer Foods That Won’t Break the Bank
    Eating fresh, local, and in-season foods couldn’t be any easier than it is during the summertime. Fruit seems to drip off trees, vines burst with red and golden tomatoes, and yellow zucchini blossoms give way to long tubes of green. Whether you get your goods from the farmer’s market, a roadside stand, or your own backyard, the following ten seasonal fruits ...
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    Frank Facts About Hot Dogs

    Frank Facts About Hot Dogs
    Few foods have gotten a PR rap as bad as hot dogs have. In one classic scene from the film The Great Outdoors, Dan Aykroyd’s character chides John Candy’s character for ordering a hot dog, saying, “You know what they’re made of, Chet? Lips and [rectums]!” Technically, Aykroyd used a much saltier word than “rectums,” but ever since that movie moment, ...
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    Sugar: Are You an Addict?

    Sugar: Are You an Addict?
    Excessive sugar consumption, writes Annemarie Colbin author of Food & Healing, is believed to be involved in a host of very common problems: hypoglycemia or hyperinsulinism, diabetes, heart disease, dental caries, high cholesterol, obesity, indigestion, myopia, seborrheic dermatitis, gout, genetic narrowing of pelvic and jaw structures, crowding and malformation of teeth, hyperactivity, lack of concentration, depression, anxiety, psychological disorder, insanity, and ...
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    Social Media and the Independent Restaurant

    Social Media and the Independent Restaurant
    The restaurant industry and social media platforms have always had a tenuous relationship. With the advent of the message board and blog, suddenly the phrase “everyone’s a (restaurant) critic” became excruciatingly true. Next time you’re going to go out to eat, hop on your computer and Google the restaurant you’ve chosen. No matter where you’re going, - a rural truck stop ...
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    Buy Local or Organic?

    Buy Local or Organic?
    Standing in the produce section, you hold up two seemingly identical peaches. One has an organic label, and one was grown at a farm only ten miles away. Which piece of fruit is better—for you and for the environment? Modern conscientious eaters have a lengthy list of “food rules” to which they’re expected to adhere. No commercial meat. No fast food. ...
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    How to Turn a Vacant Lot Into a Pizza Parlor

    How to Turn a Vacant Lot Into a Pizza Parlor
    How many parties have you walked into only to find the living room empty and a crowded kitchen, everyone huddled near the stove or around the table? Maybe it’s the smell of food. Maybe it’s the warmth of the stove. Maybe it’s our ancestral heritage. Kitchens are the hearts of our homes, so why not for the whole neighborhood? “Community ovens ...
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    The Eight Best Food Stories of the Year

    The Eight Best Food Stories of the Year
    Check out some of the year's most important stories written about food, all in the running for this week's Beard Awards. The James Beard Foundation hosts its prestigious award ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 3. Much like James Beard, the man himself—a quintessential American cook who loved to eat—the Oscars of the food world tends to ...
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    Herbal Essence: Fresh or Dried Herbs?

    Herbal Essence: Fresh or Dried Herbs?
    Buying ingredients for cooking, like many other pursuits, is a constant compromise for most of us. We’d love to subsist entirely on organic, local food, but we settle for splurging only on grass-fed meat. We’d love to use the finest implements and tools, but we content ourselves with a few high-end pots and supplement those with some bargain dishes and silverware. ...
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    Why Mondays Should be Meatless

    Why Mondays Should be Meatless
    The case for going without meat one day a week. Is there anything more American than the chicken nugget? Quick, cheap, portable and deep fried, these golden morsels have become as synonymous with our culture as [widget:related_reads_fat_and_fated]
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    Break Out of Your Culinary Comfort Zone

    Break Out of Your Culinary Comfort Zone
    Six ways to bring life back to your table. It happens to the best of us. Despite the stacks of dog-eared cooking magazines piled high on our coffee tables, the eclectic cookbook collections that fill our bookshelves, or even our best intentions of whipping up delicious fare for our families, dinnertime can turn into an uninspiring rotation of the same handful ...
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    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue

    Obesity is Now a National Security Issue
    We need programs like Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" to ensure the health—and safety—of future generations. "Lets Move," says Michelle Obama in her first nationwide initiative as First Lady, and the country needs to do just that. With two thirds of American adults, and one third of American children overweight or obese, Michelle Obama has taken a bold, public step to address ...
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    In Defense of Fancy Water

    In Defense of Fancy Water
    Jesus impressed his disciples by turning water into wine. Water sommelier Michael Mascha thinks water is miraculous enough. Supermarket shelves are stacked floor to ceiling with bottles of water, most of which comes from a tap, just like the one you have at your kitchen sink. So why are we paying for it? Because, at least according to Michael Mascha, the ...
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    Chicken and Egg: The Evolution of City Chickens and Urban Livestock

    Chicken and Egg: The Evolution of City Chickens and Urban Livestock
    From bees to chickens and even goats, urban farming has taken root in many an urban environment recently. Many turn to urban husbandry as a way to fight against industrialized farming, while others want to connect with their food, and others still want a more cost effective food source. And then there are those who just want a more symbiotic relationship ...
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    10 Backyard Chickens

    Wouldn't it be lovely to have fresh eggs for your restaurant? Chickens come in more shapes and sizes than you've ever imagined. They can have beautiful head plumes, sport mottled feathers, and vary greatly in size depending on the breed. Not only are these heritage breeds beautiful but they also lays delicious eggs. Isn't it time you had your own ...
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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 World's Sexiest Chefs

    Chefs shouldn't always be behind the scenes... There’s nothing sexier than a man (or woman for that matter) who knows how to cook. Fortunately, my future husband is an amazing chef. In fact, he wooed me with a four-course meal the night he proposed. These five sexy chefs could serve me cold slugs and I’d still be beggin’ for more. ...
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    9 Fast Food Meltdowns

    Does this burger make you crazy? If McDonald’s denied you nuggets, would you punch through the drive-thru window? Or, if your orange juice was missing from your order, would you call 911? Probably not, but some people would. These are their stories. And their meltdowns. 1st Fast Food Meltdown: The Chili-Sauce Shooting→ [page] The Chili-Sauce Shooting, Wendy’s 2007 In 2007, ...
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    Celebrating Citrus

    Delicious Winter Citrus! (photo by T.M.) Citrus season brings a necessary and amazing wallop of pizazz to these bleak winter days. It's like a burst of fresh air, with a hint of zest. I love going into my local grocery store and seeing the absolute abundance of all these different types of citrus: a true feast for the eyes! I ...
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    Eat the Yucky Stuff

    Eat the Yucky Stuff
    As a child, Kristine Hinrichs of Milwaukee routinely choked down boiled cabbage so she would be allowed to leave the dinner table. It wasn't until Hinrichs grew up and left home that she made a startling discovery: Cabbage was nutritious - and could be delicious. It's not easy giving certain foods a second chance. But if you're looking to add some ...
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