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    Pumpkin Pulp Clogs Plumbing

    Pumpkin Pulp Clogs Plumbing
    Some jack-o'-lanterns may sport smiley faces this Halloween, but if carvers put pumpkin pulp down the drain, it could turn their own smiles into frowns. Pumpkin pulp can clog drains and damage garbage disposals. Mr. Rooter Plumbing service professionals advise pumpkin carvers to keep pumpkin guts and seeds away from the kitchen sink. "The pulp remains intact in the drain," said ...
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    The Golden Arches Now Makes Mochas and Lattes

    The Golden Arches Now Makes Mochas and Lattes
    Caffeine addicts have a new way to get their McFix. McDonald's is planning to give coffeehouses like Starbucks a run for their money with an array of mochas, lattes and cappuccinos. McCafes will be rolled out nationwide starting in May, offering iced and hot varieties of the espresso-based drinks. The Daily News asked a random sample of New York coffee lovers ...
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    BookofCooks Provides a New Way to Make a Living off Your Cooking!

    BookofCooks Provides a New Way to Make a Living off Your Cooking!
    BookofCooks today announced the launch of its Web-based directory created to connect culinary professionals and consumers. Incorporating the latest social networking technology, the Web site serves as a resource to help people locally find professional chefs, caterers, specialty foods and more within a particular region. On www.BookofCooks.com, users can easily register to ˜book a cook' who meets their taste buds' needs, ...
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    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season

    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season
    WOONSOCKET - Covered in green and brown bumps, the group of pumpkins at Baysinger Seasonal Market looks as if something went very, very wrong in their month's long growing process. But the multicolored oddity is actually an example of one of two unusual types of pumpkins being sold for the first time at the market. News of the pumpkins has grabbed ...
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    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food

    Fried Green Tomatoes: The Food
    Uncover the secrets to frying them perfectly every time. Full of fresh, tangy flavor, these delectable Fried Green Tomatoes are crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but before I came to work at Southern Living, I had never tasted a fried green tomato. Call me deprived, even ignorant, but for some reason I ...
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    Women Dine, Dash and then Crash into Detroit IHOP

    Women Dine, Dash and then Crash into Detroit IHOP
    DETROIT - Four women trying to skip out on their bill at an International House of Pancakes ended up plowing into the Detroit restaurant as they sped away. No one was injured in the accident Tuesday morning. Restaurant manager Raymond Jefferson told the Detroit Free Press the women ran from the IHOP just after 6 a.m. without paying their bill. Their ...
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    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio

    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio
    An Ohio couple has raised what could be the real Great Pumpkin, a monster weighing in at 1,725 pounds. Nick and Christy Harp of Jackson Township near Massillon learned their pumpkin was a world record-holder on Saturday at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-In, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported. Christy Harp told the television station this year's big pumpkin was her work. ...
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    Pig Bit Woman at Restaurant

    Pig Bit Woman at Restaurant
    A Washington state woman claims in a lawsuit against a gourmet restaurant that she suffered injuries at the mouth of one of the establishment's potbellied pigs. The woman said she was dining with her husband at the Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Wash., and decided to take a restaurant-issued pan of pig food to the eatery's swine, Seattlepi.com reported Thursday. The complaint ...
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    Wine Titans and How They Got to the Top

    Wine Titans and How They Got to the Top
    Have you always dreamed about working in the wine and beverage industry, but weren't sure how to start? Chef's Blade has worked with our featured writer Carrie Strong, an industry veteran working as the Wine and Beverage Director at Vong, one of Jean-Georges oldest restaurants, to compile 9 wine and beverage industry careers profiles. From being a somelier to a wine ...
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    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'

    Risky Business for Pros Who Appear on 'Top Chef'
    Some of the finest rock-star chefs in America came close to losing their five-star ratings on "Top Chef Masters." In last night's premiere, Christopher Lee of Aureole on the East Side came in second place behind Fleur de Lys wizard Hubert Keller, who moves on to the championship round. Why would top chefs such as Lee, Keller and Jonathan Waxman - ...
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    Minnesota is Now Part of the Nation's Biggest Wine-Growing Region

    Minnesota is Now Part of the Nation's Biggest Wine-Growing Region
    Move over, Napa and Sonoma. Local winemakers are toasting a recent decision in Washington, D.C., to include southeastern Minnesota in the largest wine region in the country - called the Upper Mississippi River Valley. It's 70 times the size of the Napa Valley region, and means the Upper Midwest finally has a high-visibility spot in American wine culture. Wine is hardly ...
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    Black Garlic: The 'It' Food

    Black Garlic: The 'It' Food
    Add "black" to the many ways we're taking our garlic. In relatively short order, black garlic has morphed from obscure dietary supplement to trendy top-chef ingredient. Inventor Scott Kim began developing the product in South Korea in 2004. His goal was to market aged or fermented black garlic as a super-food: Its patented, month-long heat-curing process creates a high level of ...
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    Trying Dry Red Wines With Chocolate

    Trying Dry Red Wines With Chocolate
    When my daughter was small, the moms took the kids trick-or-treating. We fathers stayed home and doled out the candy. Utterly boring - until I discovered by mistake how well a Dewar's on the rocks went with some Hershey's Kisses or a mini-Mr. Goodbar or a bag of peanut M&M's. The pairing of Scotch and chocolate went so well I always ...
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    The Green Kitchen: Why and How

    The Green Kitchen: Why and How
    Making a kitchen more sustainable can be like bringing a wild beast under control. Look at an onsite kitchen and what do you see? A 30-year old, central production facility that's showing its age? A major investment that has to compete with other departments and organizational goals for capital? Day-to-day managers may observe that the kitchen is an increasingly decentralized operation, ...
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    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink

    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink
    Admit it; port has something of an image problem these days. Too many people think of port (if they ever think about port) as an old fogy drink best savored by crotchety gents puffing on stogies and pigging out on blue cheese. Looking to shake things up is Croft, the venerable Portuguese port house, with its Croft Pink port. That's right, ...
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    Swine Flu Update: It's Safe to Eat Pork

    Swine Flu Update: It's Safe to Eat Pork
    CANBERRA, April 27 AAP - People shouldn't have any qualms about eating pork because swine flu is not spread through food, according to Australia's vets. The Australian Veterinary Association also confirmed on Monday that domestic pigs were safe from the swine influenza because Australia did not import live pigs. "People should have no qualms about going ahead and eating pork, swine ...
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    'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around

     'Masters' of Their Domain - 'Top Chef' Takes the Best Cut This Time Around
    "Top Chef Masters" [***] (Three stars) OK, I can get hit by a bus on the way home - I'm already seeing the stars. Seems I've just awarded stars to a show that awards stars to rock star chefs whose restaurants are normally awarded stars by food critics who are, in fact, the judges on this show. If you're still with ...
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    The Homemade Oreo

    The Homemade Oreo
    My brother's birthday is on Halloween. I always thought he was so lucky—what an amazing holiday to have a birthday on! Everyone is festive, dressing up, eating sweets, and getting free candy, it doesn't get much better than that! We used to have really fun birthday parties for him too where my mom would create a "haunted-house" in the garage where ...
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    Chef's Blade's 2010 Food Trend Predictions

    What will the New Year bring to food? In with the new, out with the old! Happy New Year from Chef's Blade! We've consulted top ranking professionals, reviewed surveys, and used our own know-how to bring you these 10, 2010 food trend predictions! Some predictions stem from 2009 trends while others are totally new; see if you agree with us! ...
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    100 Best Foods For Boosting Productivity

    100 Best Foods For Boosting Productivity
    Foodproof.com has gone and put together the best list Chef's Blade could have ever imagined. Not only does it relate to, well, food, it also relates to career advancement! Their list culls together the 100 best food for boosting productivity, dividing the food groups into Digestion and Sleep, Energy and Brain Foods, General Productivity Boosters, and Eyesight. Below you'll find a ...
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