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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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    The Green Kitchen: Why and How

    The Green Kitchen: Why and How
    Making a kitchen more sustainable can be like bringing a wild beast under control. Look at an onsite kitchen and what do you see? A 30-year old, central production facility that's showing its age? A major investment that has to compete with other departments and organizational goals for capital? Day-to-day managers may observe that the kitchen is an increasingly decentralized operation, ...
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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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    How to Make Peach Clafoutis

    How to Make Peach Clafoutis
    If a peach in the hand is worth ten in the bush, then a few peaches in a Clafoutis are worth the haul of an entire basket. Usually, I’m unable to drive away from a farmer’s market without devouring at least half of the peaches I’ve procured. I arrive at home, appetite spoiled, lips sticky. I make a face in the ...
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    Eat the Yucky Stuff

    Eat the Yucky Stuff
    As a child, Kristine Hinrichs of Milwaukee routinely choked down boiled cabbage so she would be allowed to leave the dinner table. It wasn't until Hinrichs grew up and left home that she made a startling discovery: Cabbage was nutritious - and could be delicious. It's not easy giving certain foods a second chance. But if you're looking to add some ...
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    Smoothie Drink Pioneers Sell to Coca Cola for £30 million

    Smoothie Drink Pioneers Sell to Coca Cola for £30 million
    A decade ago three friends mashed £500 worth of oranges, bananas and pineapples together on their kitchen table to make a giant smoothie. Yesterday they made what could be described as a giant killing – they sold a small stake in their company to Coca-Cola for £30 million. Innocent Drinks, now Britain’s leading smoothie maker, was valued at up to £300 ...
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    Take Care Not to Foul Up Your Tradition

    Take Care Not to Foul Up Your Tradition
    Thanksgiving is (ominous drum roll) almost upon us. You better decide soon what kind of Thanksgiving you are going to celebrate. Some forms require prior approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. Will it be the traditional Thanksgiving? By this I mean turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and a heart attack. Or will you go for a totally post-modern Thanksgiving of ...
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    "Dry" & "Sweet": How We Ought Not Describe Wine

    "Dry" & "Sweet": How We Ought Not Describe Wine
    In the interest of clearer communication about wine, I’d like to propose the general retirement of the word “dry.” It will be hard to let go. For much of the wine-drinking public, it is a gem of a word - a real cubic zirconia. I would attribute its popularity to the fact that simply using the term demonstrates a brief acknowledgement, ...
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    9 Fast Food Meltdowns

    Does this burger make you crazy? If McDonald’s denied you nuggets, would you punch through the drive-thru window? Or, if your orange juice was missing from your order, would you call 911? Probably not, but some people would. These are their stories. And their meltdowns. 1st Fast Food Meltdown: The Chili-Sauce Shooting→ [page] The Chili-Sauce Shooting, Wendy’s 2007 In 2007, ...
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    Chefs, Winemakers Capture Tastes of the Local Harvests

    Chefs, Winemakers Capture Tastes of the Local Harvests
    Attend either or both of this weekend's premiere food events - the Taste of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Harvest Weekend: The Butcher, The Baker and the Winemaker - and you could end up thinking Thanksgiving has arrived early. Although Pilgrims and Indians won't be present, both events will celebrate and serve up a cornucopia's worth of ...
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    Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project

     Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project
    Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard ; Whole Foods Market Encourages Other Retailers & Branded Product Manufacturers to Make Similar Commitment to Non-GMO Food Supply Chain Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project - a non-profit ...
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    Biting Into Sushi

    Biting Into Sushi
    During the past 20 years, sushi restaurants have sprung up in cities across the U.S. Included in the mix are traditional corner sushi restaurants, hipster bars flaunting innovative fusion cuisine, and combinations of the two paired with flashy displays and a bustling night life. At Tengu in Santa Monica, California, Chef Shunji Nakao creates a colorful mikuno roll packed with fresh ...
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    Dubai's First Gourmet Food Market Opens at Oasis Centre

    Dubai's First Gourmet Food Market Opens at Oasis Centre
    The Hospitality Division of Landmark Group has launched a novel retail F&B concept, Gourmet Station - a venture designed to celebrate the spirit of traditional food markets and to offer a wide range of gourmet products catering to the contemporary shopper and chef alike. The first Gourmet Station store spanning 6,500 sq.ft. is now open on Level 3 of the new ...
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    The Middle East Eats Local

    The Middle East Eats Local
    The demand for local food is on the increase. According to Origin Oman market research 68% of consumers want to buy local and 49% want to buy more local produce than they do at the moment. Origin Oman's Bader Al Zadjali says: "Given this demand, more local produce is going to show up on local supermarket shelves and that's great news ...
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    Tales From the Judges' Chambers

    Tales From the Judges' Chambers
    I spent the weekend in the land of food contests, a sweetly American place where you can aim high, try hard and win big whether you cook on a hot plate or a high-end range. My passport was an invitation to chair the judging panel for the 48th National Chicken Cooking Contest in San Antonio, Texas; my traveling companion, a paperback ...
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    Should I Franchise My Restaurant?

    Should I Franchise My Restaurant?
    Do you think you have a restaurant that could be the next McDonald's? Ever wonder if the Colonel knew something you don't? Maybe you, too, should consider franchising. According to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, more than 760,000 franchised businesses generated a total economic output of over $1.53 trillion and generated jobs for 18 million Americans in 2001. This represents nearly ...
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    Dinners Put Strangers at the Same Table to Share Food and Thoughts

    Dinners Put Strangers at the Same Table to Share Food and Thoughts
    When was the last time you sat down and had an interesting, thoughtful conversation with someone you just met? How about never? Lauren Beznos Grossman, a veteran of Chicago non-profit organizations, hopes to change that. Earlier this year, combining her passions for bringing people of different backgrounds together and eating tasty restaurant meals, Grossman started Across the Table. Its aim? "Uniting ...
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    Chef Takes Lunch Crusade National

    Chef Takes Lunch Crusade National
    As students get back to work in classrooms, Congress is rolling up its sleeves to debate new rules involving the Child Nutrition Act, which sets standards for 30 million school lunches a day and is scheduled to expire later this year. Chef Ann Cooper, who famously transformed Berkeley, Calif., schools lunches over four years, headed to Capitol Hill this month to ...
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    Chefs Think Twitter is Hot

    Chefs Think Twitter is Hot
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ask Jasper Mirabile why he's Twittering, and you get three words back you didn't expect. The Jonas Brothers. Let him explain. "My daughter, Alexandra, came upon Twitter when she was following the Jonas Brothers," the longtime Kansas City, Mo., chef and owner of Jasper's restaurant said. "Then she said, 'Dad, there's some national chefs like Emeril who ...
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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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