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    At Last, Young Chefs Stand Up to Beast of 'Hell's Kitchen'

    At Last, Young Chefs Stand Up to Beast of 'Hell's Kitchen'
    The chefs are fighting back this season on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen." The sixth season of Gordon Ramsay's cooking competition series kicks off Tuesday and, for the first time ever, a contestant gives as good as he gets during the episode's elimination round. Not only does he swear right back at Ramsay, but he challenges him to - gasp - "step outside." ...
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    Gut Worms May Protect Against Allergies

    Gut Worms May Protect Against Allergies
    British and Vietnamese scientists say they've discovered parasitic gut worms, such as hookworms, might help prevent and treat asthma and other allergies. Researchers led by Dr. Carsten Flohr of the University of Nottingham, and Dr. Luc Nguyen Tuyen of the Khanh Hoa Provincial Health Service in central Vietnam said their study is the largest double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial to date ...
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    Chef Nicole Perderson on Preparing the White House State Dinner

    Chef Nicole Perderson on Preparing the White House State Dinner
    At first, C-House executive chef Nicole Pederson believed she was flying to Washington to cook at "a secret luncheon." But on the eve of her departure, her boss revealed the truth: Pederson and her pastry chef, Toni Roberts, were going to help prepare the state dinner. "I was kind of surprised I could bring my own knives with me," said the ...
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    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down

    NY Times Says Restaurant Critic Stepping Down
    The New York Times announced Thursday that restaurant critic Frank Bruni has decided to leave his influential position after five years. Bruni will step down as restaurant critic after a book promotion and vacation but will continue writing for the Times' Sunday magazine. The editor of the food section didn't say when Bruni would pen his last review. A successor has ...
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    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens

    California Company Recalls Sausage Over Allergens
    A California company announced today it is pulling nearly 30,000 pounds of pork sausage that could contain anchovies or sardines, potentially provoking an allergic reaction in some people. Pampanga Food Corp, based in Anaheim, Calif., said the recall covers 10-oz. packages of its skinless cooked cured pork longanisa produced between Jan. 7 and Sept. 22. The sausages, which were mislabeled, were ...
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    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
    Turning Lemons Into Lemonade Finding ingredients for success: When faced with major changes in their lives, three state residents searched for the best business plans to market their food products and begin new careers Rebecca Scarberry got divorced and lost her job in the same week last December. She turned to her kitchen stove, a source of comfort since childhood, and ...
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    Buy Farm Fresh Eggs

    Buy Farm Fresh Eggs
    A fresh egg from a hen that spends most of its time pecking around in open pasture is a wonderful thing to eat: deeply flavorful, with a bright yellow (sometimes almost orange) yolk and a tender white. Besides flavor, pasture-raised eggs seem to be better for you too. Several studies suggest that they’re higher in omega-3s and vitamins A, B12, and ...
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    The Favorite Series #1: Lacie Davis

    Tricia Martin | Eating is Art [widget:tricia_martin_articles_2] This is the first in a series of articles by Tricia Martin about her "Favorite Dinners" that Chef's Blade will be featuring. At Chef's Blade, we believe that Tricia's creative and holistic approach will be a useful examples for all our culinary audiences. [photo:7014] The Favorite is a series of meals I am doing ...
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    Couple Dines at the Same Restaurant Every Day for Four Years

    Couple Dines at the Same Restaurant Every Day for Four Years
    Don and Pat Clubbs think the Democracy Grille at the Bethesda Marriott Suites is the perfect local destination for cocktails, dinner, or brunch on the weekends. In fact, they are so convinced that they have been regulars there seven days a week for four years and 1,460 meals. But what keeps them coming back? First, they say the location is perfect ...
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    Severely Allergic Girl to Share Her Story With Senators

    Severely Allergic Girl to Share Her Story With Senators
    Six years ago, Donna Sadler gave her 18-month-old daughter, Rylee, a taste of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Spots popped up on the child's face, and within seconds, her eyes swelled shut. Rylee's doctor suspected the cause and testing confirmed her theory: Rylee has a deadly allergy to peanuts, as well as sesame seeds and all tree nuts. Ingestion triggers ...
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    Linen-ists Unite!

    Linen-ists Unite!
    Friday night “parties” with deejays at Le Cirque. Bare tabletops at Allegretti. What next — a splash in the pool at the Four Seasons? The infantilization of dining in the name of “informality” has been going on for years. But the tablecloth-yanking at Allegretti on West 22nd Street was the last straw. Once, crisp white linen covered the tables and softened ...
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    Guns Now Legal in Tenn. Restaurants

    Guns Now Legal in Tenn. Restaurants
    A law allowing anyone in Tennessee with a valid permit to carry a handgun to bring it into a restaurant has taken effect after a last-minute challenge failed. In the Nashville area, Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman refused a request Monday by bar and restaurant owners to keep the law from taking effect, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported. But Bonnyman said their ...
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    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant

    Fire Destroys Maine Restaurant
    HOULTON, Maine - It's a safe bet that most local residents have sat down for a meal at the Elm Tree Diner, which opened in 1945 and caught fire Sunday night, Fire Chief Milton Cone said Monday afternoon. The landmark restaurant was extensively damaged by fire Sunday night and is not expected to reopen anytime soon, if at all. The Fire ...
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    Farmers Question Need for New Rules

    Farmers Question Need for New Rules
    RALEIGH - Farmers from across the state are worried that potential food-safety legislation could hurt their livelihoods and forever change the way they operate. A meeting Monday at the State Fairgrounds brought together farmers, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, plus state agriculture officials. It was one of several "listening sessions" planned by the ...
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    Molecular Gastronomy 101: Chocolate Mayo

    Molecular Gastronomy 101: Chocolate Mayo
    There are a few books I would like to finish: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee, Molecular Gastronomy by Herve This, and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. One of them is about the exploration of spatial dimensions — including a very sexist and fascist portrayal ...
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    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV

    Acclaimed Chef Agrees to a Spot on Reality TV
    Earlier this year, Bravo TV producers invited Holly Smith, of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, to compete on "Top Chef Masters," a dream for most chefs. For Smith? Nope. Not her thing, she said. A month later, the Food Network made the same call to try to land her for "The Next Iron Chef." They wouldn't take no for an answer. They ...
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    10 Great Gifts for Chefs This Holiday

    Surprise your chef with one of these great gifts this year! It's the holiday's again: Your restaurant's packed, your customers are grumpy, and you're worrying about what to get for the chef that has everything. Well, fear not. From the goofy, to the necessities, to the downright preposterous, we've got you covered. Also, tell us what you want for Christmas ...
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    Documentary 'Food, Inc' Slices and Dices What America Puts into Its Mouth

    Documentary 'Food, Inc' Slices and Dices What America Puts into Its Mouth
    Most people don't pay much attention to where the stuff we eat comes from, much less spend time pondering the politics of food production. In recent years, though, food writers and activists have increasingly questioned the consequences of how the typical American meal is produced. And now average Americans may begin to get the message in a bigger way. A new ...
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    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method

    Homemade Cheese: Chef Demonstrates the Method
    There's a fascinating world of homemade cheese, with a fresh taste that high-end chefs increasingly are showcasing on their menus. Perhaps you might find a mozzarella or feta, a fresh ricotta, or a Mediterranean-style halloumi, made in-house from curds and whey. Cheese-making is a skill that Penta Career Center chef/instructor Jim Rhegness demonstrated for his 11th grade culinary students when he ...
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    Italian Vending Machine Tops Them All

    Italian Vending Machine Tops Them All
    A MACHINE that makes and delivers pizza in three minutes will make its appearance in offices and factories around Italy from next week. The tomato-red machine, called Lets Pizza, prepares the dish from scratch. A window in the front allows customers to watch as the flour is kneaded, the pizza disc formed, tomato paste and other ingredients spread on top and ...
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