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    Chef Workshop Provides New Opportunity to Learn

    Chef Workshop Provides New Opportunity to Learn
    A few chefs got together recently to swap ideas and learn new recipes, and about 100 people got to dine on the results. Most chefs work in isolation. Sure, they have cooks who work with them. But because they work long hours, they don't have many chances to hang out and learn from fellow chefs. That's why a group of nine ...
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    Twitter Used to Market Beer

    Twitter Used to Market Beer
    Athens businessman Alex Sams plans to join the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce because of a tweet - a short message - he read through the online social networking service Twitter. During the summer, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President Doc Eldridge used e-mail and Twitter to send out invitations to the chamber's annual midyear event. Sams, who is a partner ...
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    Fried Chicken Goes Upscale

    Fried Chicken Goes Upscale
    Fried chicken is a dish eaten in shame. Some nights when the urge arises, I rush to the neighborhood Kentucky-style chicken emporium in a hooded sweatshirt and tinted sunglasses, find the farthest table from the entrance and begin desecrating the contents of a bucket. Is this because there's no civilized way of eating fried chicken? Part of the appeal is its ...
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    Garden to Culinary Stars Thrives

    Garden to Culinary Stars Thrives
    HURON - The distribution room reads like a Who's Who among famous chefs and restaurants - Charlie Trotter, Bobby Flay, Ritz Carltons across the map. Box after box of vegetables, perfectly packaged, thoughtfully selected, carefully grown, head across conveyor belts for shipping. Television chef Lee Anne Wong's cartons of brightly colored heirloom tomatoes await their packing box. Even the cold packs ...
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    Bad Pumpkin Crop Puts Pumpkin Pie in Peril

    Bad Pumpkin Crop Puts Pumpkin Pie in Peril
    The holidays may not be so sweet this year. Nestle - which sells nearly all the canned pumpkin in the U.S. - says poor weather hurt its harvest, creating a potential shortage of its Libby's pumpkin pie products through the holidays. In a statement to customers this week, Nestle said heavy rains made it nearly impossible to pick its pumpkins during ...
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    Ramsay Profits Fell Almost 90%

    Ramsay Profits Fell Almost 90%
    Profits at Gordon Ramsay's UK restaurants plunged almost 90 per cent in a "turbulent" year in which the celebrity chef was forced to pump his own money into the business. Ramsay's latest company accounts show that the restaurant empire came close to the brink as revenues collapsed while debt and tax bills mounted up. The precarious situation caused the TV chef ...
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    Students Arrested for Not Paying Tip

    Students Arrested for Not Paying Tip
    It was an evening out that college students Leslie Pope and John Wagner will long remember. Not only did they get what they called lousy service, they got handcuffed and arrested. All over a $16.35 tip. They were with a half-dozen friends at the Lehigh Pub in Bethlehem last month, so the establishment tacked what it called a mandatory 18 percent ...
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    How to Start a Kitchen

    How to Start a Kitchen
    Our friends at Foodproof have compiled a list of kitchen essentials. Visit their website for more articles by Lara and other Foodproof members! Considering it's been a good ten years now, I remember the day I moved into my first apartment exceptionally well. I was 19 years old, starting my second year at UC Santa Barbara, and my dad had driven ...
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    Women of the Kitchen: Area Chefs Find Success in Industry Dominated By Men

    Women of the Kitchen: Area Chefs Find Success in Industry Dominated By Men
    There's something unusual in the kitchen at Christine's Cafe on Hilton Head Island. The head chef and co-owner - Christine Bohn - is a woman. Paula Deen and Rachael Ray may have become familiar faces on the television screen, but behind-the-scenes in restaurants across the country, women have less of a presence. Starchefs.com, a Web site that covers the restaurant industry, ...
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    Passion Exudes in the Culinary World

    Passion Exudes in the Culinary World
    Passion is essential in creating a successful career out of food, wine and service. Professionals continuing their careers in food and wine have an amazing passion and understanding that allows them to teach others not only the greatness of the sensory experience but also the passion of life as it can be savored through food and wine. This article profiles the ...
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    Venetian Culinary Souvenirs: Polpettini & Spritz

    Venetian Culinary Souvenirs: Polpettini & Spritz
    I fell in love with Venice before I ever set foot in the city. I was 19 and an undergraduate at Berkeley, taking Elizabeth Honig’s class on “cities and commerce.” We began with Venice, at the height of its glory, and ended in Amsterdam, following the northward shift of early modern European commerce. I cannot say what made me love Venice. ...
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    Restaurants Find Ways to Buy Farm-Fresh

    Restaurants Find Ways to Buy Farm-Fresh
    The gap between farm and fine dining is narrowing. Though touting the use of local foods has become all but ubiquitous at many of the nation's better restaurants, finding and getting those brag-worthy foods can be a hassle for restaurateurs and chefs. That's one reason chef David Swanson started Braise RSA, which stands for "restaurant supported agriculture" and creates a business-to-business ...
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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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    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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    Gin: A Fresh Look on an Old Favourite

    Gin: A Fresh Look on an Old Favourite
    Across from me sits Tom Nichol, distiller of Gordon's Gin, and one of only four people in the world to hold the secret recipe to one of England's oldest spirits. Next to him sits Tom Soden, head barman at Geo Bar in central London. Both are extolling the virtues of gin, but from completely different angles. According to Nichol, the only ...
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    Senate Panel Approves Bill to Expand FDA Powers

    Senate Panel Approves Bill to Expand FDA Powers
    WASHINGTON - A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a much-awaited overhaul of the nation's food safety laws, though it gave little hint of how it would pay for the sweeping but costly reform of the Food and Drug Administration's system for protecting much of what the nation eats and drinks. Lawmakers gave themselves some time to figure out the financing. ...
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    All You Need is a Goat to Be Happy in Life

    All You Need is a Goat to Be Happy in Life
    This article was originally published in the Huffington Post on May 5, 2009. Logan Scott, age 7, owes his life to a goat and a backyard garden. In 2006 Logan’s parents, Aaron and Stephanie Scott, began a small experiment to save their son from a severe nutritional deficiency. A mere three years later, the Scotts have created their own small enterprise, ...
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    FDA Requires Proof of Safety for Alcoholic Energy Drinks

    FDA Requires Proof of Safety for Alcoholic Energy Drinks
    WASHINGTON - Alcoholic energy drinks, marketed under provocative names such as Evil Eye, Max Fury and Slingshot Party Gel, have quickly gained a foothold among younger drinkers. Now the producers of those beverages have a new, perhaps unwanted audience. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it will ask them for proof that their products, which blend caffeine ...
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    Source of E. Coli Not Found; Feds Push for Reform

    Source of E. Coli Not Found; Feds Push for Reform
    The thick, black binder that Paula Gillett keeps charts her son Jack's battle last year against a food-borne illness caused by E. coli. Filled with medical records, meal calendars and other papers, the binder documents Jack's initial illness, the kidney failure that struck next and his eventual recovery. What is not in Gillett's binder - and what Jack's doctors and state ...
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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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