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    Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project

     Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project
    Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard ; Whole Foods Market Encourages Other Retailers & Branded Product Manufacturers to Make Similar Commitment to Non-GMO Food Supply Chain Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project - a non-profit ...
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    Health Scare Closes Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck

    Health Scare Closes Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck
    Tests fail to reveal the origins of the outbreak as restaurant loses business Heston Blumenthal is awaiting test results from an environmental health investigation into the mystery illness that has struck dozens of diners at his Fat Duck restaurant. Laboratory analyses of swabs from cookers and food samples, along with further tests on chefs and waiters, are due to be released ...
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    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital

    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital
    We're about to make a bold statement, one that could shake up the food industry for years to come: Chicago is the cocktail bread epicenter of the world! Unless another city comes forward to challenge the claim, we're sticking with it. Long a favorite at holiday gatherings, cocktail bread is the grain version of Colleen Moore's famous Fairy Castle, that miniature ...
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    Frugal Duchess: Organic Savings

    Frugal Duchess: Organic Savings
    My children appreciate the added flavor present in organic fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Unfortunately, organic products, which are grown and packaged without pesticides, artificial coloring or preservatives, are expensive. The following strategies have helped us to purchase organic products while staying on a tight budget. Follow the loss-leaders. Grocery stores and specialty chains typically offer several heavily discounted items each ...
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    Coffee Wars: Starbuck versus McDonald's

    Coffee Wars: Starbuck versus McDonald's
    McDonald's, Starbucks Take Coffee War to National Ad Battlefield CHICAGO _ On Tuesday, McDonald's begins a massive advertising blitz to persuade customers to associate its famous "Mc" prefix with fancy coffee. Meanwhile, coffee king Starbucks has launched its own ad assault. McDonald's foray into specialty coffee _ caramel cappuccinos and the like _ is its biggest product launch since breakfast in ...
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    Top Chefs Reveal Their Kitchen Secrets

    A little bit ago, I met with former Season 4 Top Chef contestants Ryan Scott, Manuel Trevino, and Mark Simmons as they were prepping a dinner for nine lucky eaters. The dinner had been an auction item in the February 2009 Bay Area Red Cross' annual auction. The initial stages of the meal were prepared in the kitchen of Global ...
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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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    Spoiled Darling Wines

    Spoiled Darling Wines
    I have this sick friend. Sometimes he’s bright and sharp: the life of the party, witty, and profound. Other times he has a lot on his mind: he clams up and he can be downright unpleasant. He has enraged people. Because of this I can’t trust him – but knowing the scope of his potential, I can’t abandon him either. He’s ...
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    Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies at 75

    Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies at 75
    LOS ANGELES - Dom DeLuise, the portly entertainer and chef whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75. Agent Robert Malcolm said DeLuise died about 6 p.m. Monday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. Malcolm said the family did ...
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    Planning for a Restaurant

    Planning for a Restaurant
    If you’re planning on starting a restaurant, you've got a lot of company. In my experience, more people seek advice on launching a restaurant business than any other type of business. While that doesn't make your task easier, it does mean I can help with some tips. To start, you need to plan your strategy very well. Your restaurant has to ...
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    Crisis Eating in France, Land of Haute Cuisine

    Crisis Eating in France, Land of Haute Cuisine
    PARIS-Bargain-hunters in a grocery store northeast of Paris squint as they scan figures stamped on shrink-wrapped chunks of Gruyere and bags of green olives. They're not zeroing in on the price, certain to be low in a place that specializes in surplus goods offloaded from big-name supermarket chains. They want the "use by" date. Just one day remains before the cheese ...
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    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition

    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition
    Do you know the common name of biotin? What about the precise size you have to dice a food for it to be considered a small dice? Culinary students competing in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl National Competition on July 13 in Orlando, Fla., must study up on answers such as these (vitamin B7; 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch ...
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    Biting Into Sushi

    Biting Into Sushi
    During the past 20 years, sushi restaurants have sprung up in cities across the U.S. Included in the mix are traditional corner sushi restaurants, hipster bars flaunting innovative fusion cuisine, and combinations of the two paired with flashy displays and a bustling night life. At Tengu in Santa Monica, California, Chef Shunji Nakao creates a colorful mikuno roll packed with fresh ...
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    Dubai's First Gourmet Food Market Opens at Oasis Centre

    Dubai's First Gourmet Food Market Opens at Oasis Centre
    The Hospitality Division of Landmark Group has launched a novel retail F&B concept, Gourmet Station - a venture designed to celebrate the spirit of traditional food markets and to offer a wide range of gourmet products catering to the contemporary shopper and chef alike. The first Gourmet Station store spanning 6,500 sq.ft. is now open on Level 3 of the new ...
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    Hospital Food Service Executive Wins Award

    Hospital Food Service Executive Wins Award
    Premier healthcare alliance has announced Erick Neuharth, executive chef at St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, Calif., has been named the winner of Premier's 2009 Culinary Creations Award. Neuharth was selected by more than 300 of his peers at Premier's annual Foodservice Forum, held in conjunction with its 2009 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, which drew more than 2,000 healthcare systems ...
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    The Secret Ingredient to Restaurant Success

    The Secret Ingredient to Restaurant Success
    Starting a restaurant may be a dream shared by many, but success is reserved for relatively few. According to Kep Sweeney, author of The New Restaurant Entrepreneur, about 90 percent of all independently owned restaurants fail within five years. But don’t cast your dreams aside just yet. Sweeney, who boasts 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry as an investment ...
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    Use Wine Importers as a Buying Guide

    Use Wine Importers as a Buying Guide
    A day rarely goes by when someone doesn't ask me, "What's your favorite (fill in the blank with a wine type)?" or “What should I be buying?” Even my mother will often call me up and say, "Well, we are having lamb chops and a salad, what should we buy?" Usually this leaves me blank wondering what to say since what ...
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    The Middle East Eats Local

    The Middle East Eats Local
    The demand for local food is on the increase. According to Origin Oman market research 68% of consumers want to buy local and 49% want to buy more local produce than they do at the moment. Origin Oman's Bader Al Zadjali says: "Given this demand, more local produce is going to show up on local supermarket shelves and that's great news ...
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    Country Clubs & Golf Courses Tee Up for Improved Profits With ChefTec

     Country Clubs & Golf Courses Tee Up for Improved Profits With ChefTec
    Scan the schedule for the 2009 PGA Tour and you will find a number of country clubs, resorts and golf courses that are using ChefTec and CorTec Software. Culinary Software Services, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice and hospitality industry, has installations in hundreds of clubs throughout the world, including the TPC properties in Boston, Sawgrass, Louisiana, ...
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    Beyond the Burger: 8 Fast-Food Concepts

    Beyond the Burger: 8 Fast-Food Concepts
    Believe or not, some people blech at burgers and ptooie at pizza. If you're anti the typical fast-food fare, or if you just prefer to bring a more exotic eatery to your hometown, fast-food franchising can still offer you a world of opportunity. We've scanned our Franchise Zone listings to bring you eight unique fast-food and fast-casual concepts that caught our ...
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