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    A Lesson in Dining: Think Culinary Schools

    A Lesson in Dining: Think Culinary Schools
    My most memorable school lunch involved a glass of Schramsberg bubbly and perfectly grilled scallops. OK, I also remember a great beef stew in grade school and the Union chili at university, but that's another story. This story is about school lunches in culinary "laboratories" around the world, those dining rooms and cafes found in schools that offer advanced food and ...
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    Young Chef Competition in Teipei

    Young Chef Competition in Teipei
    The 2009 Taipei International Food Festival held three activities on July 4th and 5th. The Taipei City Government said that promotions for the Food Festival lasted three months and that during the last two days the best of the Festival was shown. The Young Chef Competition is about wisdom, skills, and experience A fascinating light show attracted everyone's attention as the ...
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    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog

    Blumenthal Savaged by Health Watchdog
    Staff at the Fat Duck restaurant should not have been working when they were infected with the highly contagious norovirus, a Government health watchdog complained yesterday. In its first public criticism of the head chef and proprietor, Heston Blumenthal, the Health Protection Agency said it had identified "weakness" in the way his world-famous restaurant had dealt with ill staff, who should ...
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    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings

    Men Imprisoned Over German Restaurant Killings
    STADE, Germany-Two Vietnamese brothers were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the killings of seven people at a Chinese restaurant in northern Germany in 2007. The victims,the owner and his wife, as well as five employees, were found shot to death at the Lin Yue restaurant in Sittensen, southwest of Hamburg, on Feb. 5, 2007. The ...
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    Chefs Embrace Farm-to-Table Movement

    Chefs Embrace Farm-to-Table Movement
    SOUTHERN PINES - Chopping tobacco or chopping barbecue: those were the options Rhett Morris faced as a teen in rural Moore County. As the tall, tanned chef with an easy smile chatted his way through his third batch of peach-corn salsa on a sweltering Saturday morning in downtown Southern Pines, there's no doubt in his heart - or taste buds - ...
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    Organic and Local Is So 2008

     Organic and Local Is So 2008
    Our industrial food system is rotten to the core. Heirloom arugula won't save us. Here's what will. A couple years back, in a wheat field outside the town of Reardan, Washington, Fred Fleming spent an afternoon showing me just how hard it's gotten to save the world. After decades as an unrepentant industrial farmer, the tall 59-year-old realized that his standard ...
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    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants

    `Zion Curtains' Come Down in Utah Restaurants
    SALT LAKE CITY-Utah bartenders may serve alcoholic drinks to patrons directly over bar counters instead of having to walk around them under a new law that took effect last Tuesday. Partitions known as "Zion curtains" _ usually made of glass _ that separate bartenders from customers began coming down early Tuesday. The name is a reference to the state's religious heritage ...
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    Roasted Chicken Goodness

    Roasted Chicken Goodness
    A raw, whole chicken is the cook's equivalent of a blank canvas. It is clean, pure and ready to absorb whatever flavors are on the chef's palette that day, whether they be salty rubs, smoky spices, sweet glazes or good, old-fashioned barbecue sauce. But I would argue that before any artist can create a masterpiece, he or she must be capable ...
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    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever

    Sazerac: Possibly the First Cocktail Ever
    Our friend Erich at Foodproof visited New Orleans to bring us an original Sazarac cocktail recipe. Visit Foodproof for more articles by Erich and other Foodproof members! When I was in New Orleans last September I ate at a wonderful restaurant called Herbsaint. I decided to let the bartender choose my first drink by asking him, "If I'm only going to ...
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    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers

    Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers
    ARLINGTON, Va.-It is like this: When you want a hamburger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short, but wholly noticeable, motorcade ride from the White House across the Potomac River to the state of Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell ...
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    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims

    KFC is Slammed Over Advert Claims
    KFC was battered by an advertising watchdog today over "misleading" claims that fresh chicken was delivered daily to each branch. The fast food chain broadcast an advert showing a young chef lovingly dusting a tray of chicken on the bone with flour, saying: "The secret to producing the best food is using the right ingredients. Like this chicken, came in fresh ...
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    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food

    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food
    A surprise consequence of writing a book about food was that we lost our appetite. A month in, we realized we had underestimated just how devastating the effects of our industrial food systems are on our health, animal welfare, climate change and the earth’s resources. Thankfully, a few trips to some farmers markets with their good news story of artisan baking, ...
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    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle

    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle
    CALEXICO, California-The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food _ it's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the likeness ...
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    Sustainable Wine: What the Buzz is All About

    Sustainable Wine: What the Buzz is All About
    There are many eco-friendly buzz words flashing in the world of wine and viticulture: green, organic, biodynamic, and sustainable. Each time one of these words is tossed out or put on a label, it creates a lengthy debate as to which method is actually better to sustain the earth for generations to come. What is really behind all of this talk? ...
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    Is Foie Gras Torture?

    Is Foie Gras Torture?
    It's very hard to watch the video about foie gras from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and not conclude that you should lay off fatty liver. You're shown a disheveled duck squeezed into a cage so small that the bird can't open its wings. Disturbingly, it rocks back and forth. You then see an enormous barn full of ...
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    Jordan Hotel Owner Agonizes Over What to Feed Pope

    Jordan Hotel Owner Agonizes Over What to Feed Pope
    AMMAN, Jordan-A Jordanian hotel owner preparing a lunch for the pope spent five weeks coming up with a choice of five menus for the upcoming visit and is still agonizing over what could go wrong _ just as he did when John Paul II visited nine years ago. Said Sawalha said the Vatican chose a light meal of beef medallions, vegetables ...
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    Chefs: Gastronomy or Greed?

    Chefs: Gastronomy or Greed?
    There was a time a time when the holy grail for chefs used to be achieving truly good food - perfection on rare occasions - through imagination and sheer hard graft. Theirs was an anonymous triumph that only a handful of colleagues knew about. Chefs’ names have been unknown for centuries except for a handful, for example, Archestrat from ancient Greece, ...
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    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen

    In Storefront Kitchen, Cook Hopes to Become A Citizen
    ECORSE, Michigan-Prospero Galeana got a job washing dishes at a small Mexican restaurant, but his skills were in filling plates not scraping them. "He came up with chunky beef," owner Juan Garcia recalled, sitting under pinatas and sombreros at Taco Especial. "We cook it for two hours, add green peppers and onions. No powdered garlic _ fresh garlic. It's delicious. "He's ...
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    Kneading Bread: Science Backs Up an Ancient Technique

    Kneading Bread: Science Backs Up an Ancient Technique
    Not to get all Baracky on you, but during his recent inaugural address, our president announced that "we'll restore science to its rightful place." Bully for him, I say, and in that spirit, let's bring science into your kitchen bake shop as we explore the ancient art of kneading. Why do you need to learn this? Bread. Pasta. Biscuits. They're all ...
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    Barber Grows into a Farm-to-Table Darling

    Barber Grows into a Farm-to-Table Darling
    NEW YORK - Dan Barber emerges one recent afternoon from the Union Square Greenmarket with a spring bounty: asparagus, purple kohlrabi, ramps, fiddlehead ferns and dandelion greens. They're luscious, fresher-than-fresh and Barber can't wait to get them into the kitchen. When he does, what will he do with them? The answer is pure Dan Barber. "Not a lot," he says with ...
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