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    Chefs Join the Street Food Movement

    Chefs Join the Street Food Movement
    Peruvian rice, steaming Greek falafels, satay dripping with peanut sauce, doughy Salvadoran pupusas, slippery Thai noodles. In much of the world, they are just on-the-go eats for the masses. But in the U.S., a growing cadre of chefs and foodies are savoring these so-called street foods, elevating them beyond their humble origins, and weaving the tastes and ingredients into their own ...
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    Obamas Plant a Garden on Their Lawn

    Obamas Plant a Garden on Their Lawn
    In 1943, in a time of war, Eleanor Roosevelt planted a victory garden on the White House lawn. On Friday, as America fights obesity and unhealthful eating habits, Michelle Obama will begin to plant an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn. While the garden will provide food for the first family, the White House staff and important dinners, its ...
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    Critics Taste 1825 Perrier-Jouët, The World’s Oldest Champagne

    Critics Taste 1825 Perrier-Jouët, The World’s Oldest Champagne
    One of the experts noted a whiff of mushrooms, a second thought he detected a hint of white truffles, while a third was struck by the flavour of honey and gingerbread. But on one thing they could all agree: it was an historic event as the world’s oldest bottle of champagne was opened — 184 years after it had been sealed ...
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    Starting Early: A Chef Since Age 8

    Starting Early: A Chef Since Age 8
    Food has been a large part of my life for a very long time. When I was about 8 years old, my father had a job that kids only dream about. He worked at an ice cream factory. It was called Frozen Products and was located in Oakland, California. I visited often with him and watched the various machines putt out ...
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    21 Awesome Culinary Tattoos

    Chefs bare their loyalty with awesome culinary tattoos Chefs are some of the most trained professionals out there, spending years perfecting their craft. Chefs work nights, weekends, and holidays in hot, hectic kitchens, proving their dedication to food and the culinary world. And, the most dedicated among them choose to mark themselves with the tools of their trade, be it ...
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    Chef Missing at Sea

    Chef Missing at Sea
    ROME - Colombian maritime authorities searched Sunday for an Italian chef believed to have gone overboard from a U.S. cruise ship off Colombia's Caribbean coast, officials and the man's family said. There were different accounts about when and where Angelo Faliva, 31, was last seen as the Princess Cruises "Coral Princess" sailed from Aruba to Cartagena, Colombia, between Nov. 24 and ...
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    Curry: Scotland's Other National Dish

    Curry: Scotland's Other National Dish
    It is Scotland's other national dish, with more than 50,000 curries being wolfed down every night. Curry was introduced to the masses in 1888, when the International Exhibition in Glasgow featured an Indian kitchen. Since then there has been a roaring trade in the hot stuff. Research by beer giants Cobra has revealed Scots are spending pounds 8.7million a week on ...
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    The Celebrity Nutritionist

    The Celebrity Nutritionist
    There are few people who could make the inner workings of the gut exciting , but the nutritionist Ian Marber is one of them. As he waxes lyrical on slow-release wholegrain s while drawing diagrams of things called mitochondria, his enthusiasm is so infectious you forget he is talking about things that would normally bore most of us silly. For the ...
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    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World

    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World
    Delegates of the G-20 economic summit will be learning that eating green in Pittsburgh means more than munching lettuce and peas. "We try to encourage all of our guests to eat locally produced or organic foods," says Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, which is hosting an opening reception and dinner for the event on Thursday. ...
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    The 84 Year-Old "Cracker Lady"

    The 84 Year-Old "Cracker Lady"
    'Cracker lady' puts crisp snacks on exclusive tables CHICAGO _ Inside a small brick building on Chicago's North Side, an 84-year-old woman with pearls in her earlobes and, on occasion, mismatched socks on her feet, makes magnificent little crackers. They come in 19 all-natural varieties, are slammed with tantalizing flavors like cranberries and peppers and have quirky names like "Love in ...
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    Are Fish Farms the Way to Meet Growing Fish Consumption?

    Are Fish Farms the Way to Meet Growing Fish Consumption?
    Friday night fish fries are a delicious staple of American life. Even the nation's fat phobia hasn't curbed the taste for crispy, golden fish and shellfish served right out of the fryer. The basics of a fish fry have remained unchanged, thank goodness, but there's fundamental change going on behind the scenes. Where generations once relied on the bounty of local ...
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    Local, Vegetarian Food Arrives at City Schools

     Local, Vegetarian Food Arrives at City Schools
    A minor revolution, in the form of cheese lasagna, had come to the cafeteria at Hampstead Hill Academy, but the struggle had only just begun. Kitchen staff accustomed to heating pre-made meals had to wrestle with sticky pasta noodles, then brace for balky eaters on this, the first "Meatless Monday" for Hampstead Hill and other Baltimore public schools. On Mondays throughout ...
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    'Top Chef' Martin Whips Up a Cookbook

    'Top Chef' Martin Whips Up a Cookbook
    TAYLORVILLE - Dave Martin, the chef from season one of Bravo television's "Top Chef" with ties to Taylorville, apparently didn't have enough to do, so he took up writing. Let's take a look. He's still with The Culinary Loft in New York City and just started a new workshop series there each of which feature seasonal, holiday or specific ingredients. He's ...
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    Are You Chicken to Eat Raw Meat?

    Are You Chicken to Eat Raw Meat?
    I was on vacation recently when a waiter asked a question that took me by surprise. When I requested red snapper, he said, “How would you like that cooked?” I would have expected that question for beef or tuna, but snapper? I thought there were only two possibilities—cooked or raw. In fact, I was under the impression that almost every meat ...
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    Backyard Chickens

    Backyard Chickens
    With Easter in the days ahead, one thing has been on my mind this week: Chickens. We’re short a few chickens, so it seems time to add a few more chicks to our brood. With only six left from last years ten, the coyotes made their dent early on. But lately our six have been hangin’ tough, big breasted, and proud. ...
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    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants

    Calorie Disclosing Menus May Become A Reality at Chain Restaurants
    The battle over mandatory calorie disclosures on chain restaurant menus is heating up, as public health advocates and the restaurant industry prepare to duke it out in Congress. Last week, bills were introduced in the House and Senate that would force fast-food chains like Oak Brook-based McDonald's Corp. to post calories on their menu boards, so you'll know at a glance ...
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    Singing the Praises of Hippie Food

    Singing the Praises of Hippie Food
    I love you, lousy hippie restaurants of Greater Chicago. I do. You give me the warm and fuzzies. Seriously - that is no joke, and this is no breakup, either. But that love is complicated and deep and unshakable, and I wouldn't be honest with you if I said I entirely understood that love. You've hurt me. You have plied me ...
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    Ode to Kale

    Ode to Kale
    Or, The Magic of Kale Yes, I do believe kale to be a magical plant here on earth. It comes in so many forms from leafy and light to dense and quite heavy—I love them all. I felt that kale deserved its own post. This past week, I have been helping Andrew's parents move into their new home in Colorado. After ...
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    McDonald's Loses Trademark Battle in Malaysia

    McDonald's Loses Trademark Battle in Malaysia
    When it comes to its famous trademarks, McDonald's Corp. is known for McFightin'. But it came up a loser Wednesday in Malaysia, where a court ruled that an Indian restaurant can keep the name McCurry. The case highlights a never-ending battle for big consumer-products companies: staving off alleged attempts to hijack their marquee brands. "When you get a [trade] mark like ...
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    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat

    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat
    TORONTO - Lemongrass, basil, and ginger are moving from the kitchen counter and onto the bar counter for Summer and into Fall 2009. According to a recent survey of 1600 chefs conducted by The National Restaurant Association, 33% of those surveyed said the "culinary cocktail" is the number-one emerging concept for 2009, with professional bartenders approaching drink-making as a chef does ...
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