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    10 Tips to a Lasting Wine Industry Career

    10 Tips to a Lasting Wine Industry Career
    Almost weekly I get a call or email asking what it takes to be in the wine business. For awhile I even got calls saying, ok, so I just got in the wine business last quarter and I have taken a few classes, so I was wondering how I can do what you do? I respond, "Well, it's a long road!" ...
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    Cooking Draws Folks Together

    Cooking Draws Folks Together
    In the entrepreneurial world, necessity is the father of invention. Such was the case for Paula Lambert in 1982, the year she founded The Mozzarella Company. Lambert had just returned from Italy and missed the availability of fresh mozzarella cheese. With the library as her source of information, Lambert began to make her own. She is now the owner of her ...
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    What's Cooking at the White House

    What's Cooking at the White House
    WASHINGTON - Not long after arriving at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama led reporters and culinary students through its cramped, stainless steel kitchen, enthusing, "This is where the magic happens." The food at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is fresh, seasonal and gathered from across America, as far away as the rivers of Alaska and as close as the first lady's ...
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    Matzoh Pizza Gets Kids in on the Act

    Matzoh Pizza Gets Kids in on the Act
    In a small auditorium at the Miami Children's Museum, two dozen kids crowded around chef Michael Jacobs. "Can we all say matzoh?" he asked, holding up a piece of the cracker-like flatbread Jews eat in lieu of leavened bread during Passover. "Matzooooh!" the youngsters cheered. But with only two ingredients - water and flour - matzoh can be a hard sell ...
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    Garlic Cookies Take the Prize at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

    Garlic Cookies Take the Prize at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
    What do 10 tons of beef, four tons of calamari and two tons of fresh garlic have in common? They were the featured attractions at last weekend's Gilroy Garlic Festival, a three-day extravaganza of garlic-infused food, arts and crafts, live music and cooking demos. Set against the backdrop of Christmas Hill Park, this year's garlic gala drew more than 108,000 spectators ...
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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Pumpkin is one of those lovely seasonal foods I look forward to using every year. I try to find as many excuses as possible to include it in all it's various forms from puree to chopped to roasted. A few weeks ago, I made my favorite pumpkin bread recipe, and last week, I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I tried two ...
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    First Lady Unveils White House Holiday Decorations

    First Lady Unveils White House Holiday Decorations
    Washington- In styling the Obamas' first Christmas at the White House, Michelle Obama went grand, glorious and green. The largest tree in the mansion, an 18-foot Douglas fir adorning the Blue Room, is festooned with hundreds of ornaments, all recycled from previous administrations and spruced up by groups around the country to reflect cherished landmarks. Chicagoans clearly had a vote, since ...
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    The Color Purple: A Disease Fighter

    The Color Purple: A Disease Fighter
    Purple is not simply a popular trend in fashion. This color of royalty, dubbed the "new black" by fashionistas, is also the new black in food. In produce aisles, at farmers markets and on restaurant menus, you can now find a growing array of heirloom and specialty vegetables with a distinctive purple hue—purple potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, beans, corn, asparagus, peppers, baby ...
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    After Aging 15 Years, America's Oldest Cheddar Goes on Sale

    After Aging 15 Years, America's Oldest Cheddar Goes on Sale
    What may be the oldest and priciest cheddar in America was released Friday by a world champion Mineral Point cheese maker, just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. It's the single malt scotch of cheddar. Hook's 15-year-old cheddar, which made its debut Friday at Larry's Market in Brown Deer for $50 a pound, will be available in tony Beverly Hills ...
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    Chew on Food-Safety Reform

    Chew on Food-Safety Reform
    Recalls of toxic or potentially toxic food products have become so routine that many of us barely pay attention unless we have just purchased some of the suspect substance. Food-borne illness is a by-product of mass agricultural production, rapid worldwide trade and the inability of regulatory agencies to sample any significant portion of the products headed to our dinner tables. Only ...
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    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers

    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers
    Butter and the price of butter have been on my mind lately. That's because pie baking season is here. I love making pies. I love the start-to-finish experience of dough-making, mixing fillings, crimping edges, putting pies in the oven and pulling them out to critically determine whether the insides bubbled just so and the crust turned that perfect golden color. We ...
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    Company Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios

    Company Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios
    A California company is recalling 2 million pounds of pistachios distributed nationwide after testing found them to be contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating all pistachios and foods containing them until it can confirm which pistachios might be affected. David Acheson, FDA associate commissioner for foods, says there have been no illnesses tied ...
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    Chicago's Culinary Ambassador: Judith Dunbar Hines Promotes Chicago Dining With a Passion

    Chicago's Culinary Ambassador: Judith Dunbar Hines Promotes Chicago Dining With a Passion
    Who is the face of food in Chicago? You might answer Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless or Charlie Trotter. But, with no disrespect to these superstar chefs, our nod goes to Judith Dunbar Hines, director of culinary arts and events for the city's Department of Cultural Affairs. Her job is to put the spotlight on Chicago's thriving food scene. It involves showcasing ...
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    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms

    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms
    Organic farmers Matt Sheaffer and Steve Tiwald are busier than three-legged rabbits in a dense carrot patch. Spring is traditionally busy. But now they have developed increasingly popular hybrids of innovative thinking and old-school food production. Sheaffer, who runs Sandhill Organics in Grayslake, and Tiwald, executive director of Green Earth Institute on the outskirts of Naperville, are Community Supported Agriculture farmers. ...
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    Canned Tuna 2.0

    Canned Tuna 2.0
    I have nothing against canned tuna, but that 'chunk light' stuff is downright fraudulent! I open it up in hopes for a nutritious shot of protein in my busy day only to dump out 50% of its contents in water weight. What I am left with is the soot of something that once was a fin in the sea. I can't ...
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    Pesticide Suspected in Restaurant Salsa

    Pesticide Suspected in Restaurant Salsa
    Health officials in Kansas said people sickened at a Mexican restaurant in Lenexa the salsa they ate was contaminated with a pesticide. Three groups of people who were sickened after eating at the Mi Ranchito restaurant earlier this year told KSHB-TV, Kansas City, health officials identified the source of their illnesses as the pesticide methomyl. It was reportedly found in the ...
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