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    Food Styled Meat: Does It Taste As Good As It Looks?

    Food Styled Meat: Does It Taste As Good As It Looks?
    As most chefs or backyard bar-b-quers will tell you, there is a certain knowing and understanding when it comes to cooking meat just right. The same goes when cooking meat for the camera. There are rules to be followed and things to consider but all in all it gets right down to knowing what the client wants the meat to look ...
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    Casual Restaurants Treat Veterans to a Free Meal

    Casual Restaurants Treat Veterans to a Free Meal
    For all the forgettable Veterans Day sales, there's a trio of free-meal deals for military veterans that speak not just to the heart but the stomach. Three major casual-dining chains - Applebee's, McCormick & Schmick's and Golden Corral - are offering free food to veterans and, in most cases, active-duty military personnel in observance of Veterans Day. (The official holiday is ...
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    N.J. Merchants Admit Food-stamp fraud

    N.J. Merchants Admit Food-stamp fraud
    The owner and two employees of a Westville convenience store pleaded guilty yesterday to defrauding the federal food stamp program, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Mehal Mothon, 48, of Berlin, admitted illegally debiting more than $280,000 in cash at his Citgo Food Mart, 1010 Delsea Dr., using the electronic cards now employed to provide food assistance. Mothon, who has owned the ...
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    Love in My Gut: Peanut Butter Cookies

    Love in My Gut: Peanut Butter Cookies
    I have just finished a short, intense love affair. I am afraid my lover will not be visiting again soon—he’s just too much for a girl to handle. He makes me do crazy things, like sit in the kitchen for hours, hot and red-faced. He takes his time. He makes me sit inside the house, blushing and indulging and licking my ...
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    Are You Game Enough to Watch Sausage Being Made And Then Eat it?

    Are You Game Enough to Watch Sausage Being Made And Then Eat it?
    The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night." I agree and disagree with that remark, which is attributed to Otto von Bismarck, founder and chancellor of the German Empire in the 19th century. While I accept that watching the legislative process can be unsettling, I have to say that after seeing Sam ...
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    White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America'

    White House to host episode of 'Iron Chef America'
    NEW YORK - Michelle Obama's vegetable garden is about to become a culinary battlefield. The Food Network announced Wednesday that an episode of "Iron Chef America" will be taped at the White House featuring Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse. The three chefs, joined by White House chef Cristeta Comerford, will be welcomed by the first lady and allowed to ...
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    Ten of the World's Strangest Fruits

    Note: This Orange-Apple fruit is not one of these strange fruits because it is too strange to actually exist... Bored of bananas? Apples giving you apathy? Over oranges? If you’re trying to expand your fruit horizons, traveling the world, or just searching for a cool-looking edible centerpiece, look for one of these funky fruits in your local grocery store (though ...
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    Chef Celebrates Century of French Haute Cuisine Eateries in Capital

    Chef Celebrates Century of French Haute Cuisine Eateries in Capital
    PROFESSIONAL DUBLIN chef Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire has been awarded Ireland's first PhD on food history. A lecturer in the school of culinary arts in DIT for the past 10 years, he is the first Irish chef to earn a PhD for his thesis on the history of Dublin restaurants. His degree will be conferred on Saturday in St Patrick's Cathedral, ...
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    Eat Smaller Fish for Their Healthful Properties

    Eat Smaller Fish for Their Healthful Properties
    Big is better, we've long been told, especially when it comes to food. Super-size this, double that, pile the trimmings high. Smaller, however, is increasingly proving to be smarter, more sustainable and equally satisfying when it comes to seafood. Eco-conscious top chefs and home cooks are turning to smaller and lesser-known fish not only for environmental and health reasons but because ...
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    Consumer Advocates Find BPA in Food Packaging

    Consumer Advocates Find BPA in Food Packaging
    A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free." Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food could get doses of BPA "near levels that have caused adverse effects in several animal studies," according to the survey by Consumers Union, a ...
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    Cooks Embrace Eco-Friendly, Healthful Species

    Cooks Embrace Eco-Friendly, Healthful Species
    Sardines, herrings and anchovies are very much "in season" for chefs across the country looking to make a savory and sustainable statement with fish. These species were long ignored or scorned because they were: 1. small; 2. oily and thus assertively flavored; 3. were usually sold packed in yucky cans or bottles. Today, chefs love that small fish come with equally ...
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    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies

    Craft Brewers Worry About Tighter Water Supplies
    Even a hint of water scarcity is enough to drive a brewer to drink. "Simply put, beer is 92% water," said Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Richard Leinenkugel, who hails from one of the nation's oldest breweries, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. Water scarcity rapidly is becoming a concern for brewers as water supplies tighten in regions as diverse as Atlanta, southern California ...
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    Sea Salt Adds Trendy Touch to Tradition

    Sea Salt Adds Trendy Touch to Tradition
    Lorena Urena cuts a shiny slab of caramel into squares with a rolling pin of knives at Burke Candy in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. The sheen is a testament to the high milk-solid content of the mouthwatering, soft caramel that, minutes before, resembled molten lava bubbling in a kettle. Urena will dip each cooled caramel into tempered dark chocolate, then sprinkle it ...
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    The Homemade Oreo

    The Homemade Oreo
    My brother's birthday is on Halloween. I always thought he was so lucky—what an amazing holiday to have a birthday on! Everyone is festive, dressing up, eating sweets, and getting free candy, it doesn't get much better than that! We used to have really fun birthday parties for him too where my mom would create a "haunted-house" in the garage where ...
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    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink

    A Playful New Port: Pretty (and Tasty) in Pink
    Admit it; port has something of an image problem these days. Too many people think of port (if they ever think about port) as an old fogy drink best savored by crotchety gents puffing on stogies and pigging out on blue cheese. Looking to shake things up is Croft, the venerable Portuguese port house, with its Croft Pink port. That's right, ...
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    Trying Dry Red Wines With Chocolate

    Trying Dry Red Wines With Chocolate
    When my daughter was small, the moms took the kids trick-or-treating. We fathers stayed home and doled out the candy. Utterly boring - until I discovered by mistake how well a Dewar's on the rocks went with some Hershey's Kisses or a mini-Mr. Goodbar or a bag of peanut M&M's. The pairing of Scotch and chocolate went so well I always ...
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    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio

    Over Half Ton Pumpkin in Ohio
    An Ohio couple has raised what could be the real Great Pumpkin, a monster weighing in at 1,725 pounds. Nick and Christy Harp of Jackson Township near Massillon learned their pumpkin was a world record-holder on Saturday at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-In, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported. Christy Harp told the television station this year's big pumpkin was her work. ...
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    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season

    Ugly Pumpkins the Rage During 2009 Harvest Season
    WOONSOCKET - Covered in green and brown bumps, the group of pumpkins at Baysinger Seasonal Market looks as if something went very, very wrong in their month's long growing process. But the multicolored oddity is actually an example of one of two unusual types of pumpkins being sold for the first time at the market. News of the pumpkins has grabbed ...
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    Pumpkin Pulp Clogs Plumbing

    Pumpkin Pulp Clogs Plumbing
    Some jack-o'-lanterns may sport smiley faces this Halloween, but if carvers put pumpkin pulp down the drain, it could turn their own smiles into frowns. Pumpkin pulp can clog drains and damage garbage disposals. Mr. Rooter Plumbing service professionals advise pumpkin carvers to keep pumpkin guts and seeds away from the kitchen sink. "The pulp remains intact in the drain," said ...
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    Chef's Blade's Pumpkin Carving Contest

    The Chef's Blade team had it's first annual pumpkin carving contest, and we wanted to share the results with you! Our team certain had some creative pumpkins! The 5th Place Pumpkin: Sales 4th Place>> [page] 4th Place Pumpkin: Engineering This one actually rotated! Yes, this was clearly made by the engineering team, who just happened to have a motor lying around. ...
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