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    Local Chef Tim Love is Back in the TV Kitchen - or Dorm Room, As the Case May Be

     Local Chef Tim Love is Back in the TV Kitchen - or Dorm Room, As the Case May Be
    A couple of years ago, Fort Worth chef Tim Love faced off with "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto on Food Network's Iron Chef America and won. On Wednesday, Love returns to reality-competition food TV, and this time he's competing with three heavy-hitting chefs on the premiere of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. The show is a Top Chef spinoff that isn't all that ...
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    Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles

      Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles
    Taiwanese cuisine grew out of poverty. Though Taipei is a metropolis now, where the visitor can command any pleasure, it wasn’t always so. And large swaths of the island continue today in a state that most Americans would consider “underdeveloped.” There are many reasons for Taiwan’s poverty, chief among them, perhaps, is the island’s uncertain status as a colonial possession. Since ...
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    You Are What You Eat: Inside America's Refrigerators

    From Photographer Mark Menjivar's latest series: You Are What You Eat. Carpenter/Photographer San Antonio, TX, 3-Person Household, 12-Point Buck, 2008 Photos © Mark Menjivar. He can be found at markmenjivar.com and 20×200.com Next Fridge→ [photo:15762] Featured Author: DivineCaroline DivineCaroline is a place where chefs like you can connect, share and discover new recipes, and be entertained. It’s a place for ...
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    How to Make Peach Clafoutis

    How to Make Peach Clafoutis
    If a peach in the hand is worth ten in the bush, then a few peaches in a Clafoutis are worth the haul of an entire basket. Usually, I’m unable to drive away from a farmer’s market without devouring at least half of the peaches I’ve procured. I arrive at home, appetite spoiled, lips sticky. I make a face in the ...
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    On Nutrition: Food Trends

    On Nutrition: Food Trends
    It's been a tough year. And I for one am looking forward to the new decade ahead. What can we expect in food and nutrition news in 2010? Here are some global trends predicted by one research group (thefoodpeople.co.uk)...with a few additional comments: Food cocooning - A return to the comforts of home and a resurgence of family dinners and dinner ...
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    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms

    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms
    Lawmakers vowed Wednesday to press for stronger food safety laws and more money for inspections as the list of recalled peanut products surpassed 1,000 in an ongoing national salmonella outbreak. "There is an openness to putting together the strongest legislation possible," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who introduced a bill to reorganize federal food safety enforcement and make it more accountable. ...
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    Ada Schools Honored for Nutrition

    Ada Schools Honored for Nutrition
    ADA - Ada schools is making sure pupils eat healthier, and the state is taking notice. The district is one of about 30 schools around the state to be recognized for its use of best practices to promote a healthy school nutrition environment. The district earned an honorable mention award in the Stellar Award program. "It is quite the honor to ...
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    A Value Meal at Starbucks? Coming Right Up

    A Value Meal at Starbucks? Coming Right Up
    The allure of the value meal has long seduced penny-pinchers craving a cheeseburger. Now, as the dismal economy slurps up profits, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to find some sales salvation in its own value meal variety. The tug of war for coffee drinkers has gotten hotter in recent months, with McDonald's Corp. offering new, lower-priced specialty coffee drinks and Dunkin' Donuts ...
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    An Organic Approach to Health Care

    An Organic Approach to Health Care
    WASHINGTON - Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you'll irritate those who think that President Obama's health care plan isn't quite progressive enough. It seems John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc. - green missionary and ...
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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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    EDITORIAL: Church of Produce

    EDITORIAL: Church of Produce
    We still live in a free country. If you buy groceries where you think the checkout clerk is cute, you're free to do that. If you refuse to buy groceries from a company whose CEO advocates politically incorrect proposals for health-care reorganization, you're free to do that, too. And we're free to call you a bird-brained doofus. Astonishingly, thousands of customers ...
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    Bernard Loiseau: The Famous Chef Who Took His Own Life

     Bernard Loiseau: The Famous Chef Who Took His Own Life
    Bernard Loiseau was a culinary giant – but fear of failure led him to take his own life. Charlotte Cripps gets a taste of haute cuisine at a contest set up in his memory There is no doubt that the French take gastronomy extremely seriously. But when the top French chef Bernard Loiseau tragically killed himself in 2003, there were those ...
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    Nutritional Labeling Laws: We Need Them in Restaurants

    Nutritional Labeling Laws: We Need Them in Restaurants
    Travel isn't just about exploring iconic sites or art treasures; it's about food. Years later, what I may remember best about a place is that perfect piece of pie or creamy gelato. So you can understand how my pulse quickened when I spotted Ivar's, a much-touted seafood joint on Seattle's waterfront. The aroma of grease mingling with the sea air beckoned ...
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    Sea Salt Adds Trendy Touch to Tradition

    Sea Salt Adds Trendy Touch to Tradition
    Lorena Urena cuts a shiny slab of caramel into squares with a rolling pin of knives at Burke Candy in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. The sheen is a testament to the high milk-solid content of the mouthwatering, soft caramel that, minutes before, resembled molten lava bubbling in a kettle. Urena will dip each cooled caramel into tempered dark chocolate, then sprinkle it ...
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    In Praise of Braise

    In Praise of Braise
    Steady heat and hearty vegetables turn cheap cuts of meat into tender, succulent dishes Jacques Pepin says it produces the ultimate comfort food. It's perfect for the economic times, turning cheap, tough cuts of meat into meltingly tender, richly flavored dishes that, as an added bonus, make their own sauce. It's braising. If you've made a pot roast, you've practiced braising. ...
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    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies

    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies
    Even a hint of water scarcity is enough to drive a brewer to drink. "Simply put, beer is 92% water," said Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel, who hails from one of the nation's oldest breweries, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Water scarcity rapidly is becoming a concern for brewers as water supplies tighten in regions as diverse as Atlanta, southern California ...
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    It's a Buyer's Market in Wine

    It's a Buyer's Market in Wine
    LOS ANGELES — As we limp into 2009, watching our mad money dwindle from a mountain to a mound to a modest lump, you'd probably rather not think too much about restocking the dent you put in your wine collection over the holidays. But there are many signs that this economic downturn could result in a mini-boom for wine lovers. Perhaps ...
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    Ice Fishing: Braving the Elements for Supper

    Ice Fishing: Braving the Elements for Supper
    GARRISON, Minn. — For those willing to brave the cold, ice fishing yields some of the year's best-tasting fish dinners. There are two reasons people ice fish: one, to catch and eat gorgeous freshwater fish that are at peak flavor due to the cold temperatures of the water they're drawn from, and two, to socialize. Linda Eno thinks I have that ...
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    Robert Sinskey: Common Sense About Wine

    Robert Sinskey: Common Sense About Wine
    There is an element of rational thought evident when we approach any of the things we do and choices we make, whether it’s searching for a career path, choosing a restaurant, “going green” or purchasing a bottle of wine. Sometimes we complicate situations with extraneous details and pressures that make our decisions seem insurmountable. But for Robert Sinskey, Napa Valley vintner, ...
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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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