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    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat

    The "Culinary Cocktail": Good Enough to Eat
    TORONTO - Lemongrass, basil, and ginger are moving from the kitchen counter and onto the bar counter for Summer and into Fall 2009. According to a recent survey of 1600 chefs conducted by The National Restaurant Association, 33% of those surveyed said the "culinary cocktail" is the number-one emerging concept for 2009, with professional bartenders approaching drink-making as a chef does ...
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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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    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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    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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    Research Matters...Yield and Food Quality

    Research Matters...Yield and Food Quality
    One element in the debate about the relative merits of organic and conventional systems of growing is the impact they have on food quality. Food quality is notoriously difficult to define but the article below attempts this and reviews the effects of yield and of organic production on food quality. Organic systems generally produce food containing a higher concentration of nutrients ...
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    The Giant Gingerbread Contest

    The Giant Gingerbread Contest
    Using chocolate for concrete, sugar and water for glass and gingerbread for shingles, chefs at The Peabody built a 6-foot house in less than eight hours. They took home the $10,000 prize for winning the "Giant Gingerbread" contest on "Food Network Challenge." The episode premiered Sunday and airs again at 7 tonight. "I never want to see gingerbread again," said Reinaldo ...
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    Thoughts on Awful Wine Lists

    Thoughts on Awful Wine Lists
    The myth of wine, as it is sold in restaurants, is wedded to the myth of pairing. Any restaurant with an eye towards gastronomic quality asks us to believe that its wine list was carefully hand-selected to include wines that complement the restaurant’s unique cuisine, or at very least, its general concept. Such a list must be rigorously maintained, to ensure ...
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    Discovered! Finger Lake Wines

    Discovered! Finger Lake Wines
    New York State is one of America’s agricultural centers, maintaining 35,600 farms on 7.55 million acres of land. The state boasts being in the top three in the US production of milk, apples, cauliflower, pumpkin, cabbage, and grapes. Jelly, jams and non-fermented juice notwithstanding, grape farming has helped New York to become the third largest wine producing state in the country, ...
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    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style

    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style
    Most of the time, commercial brewing is an exacting and predictable science. When Greg Hall, brewmaster at Goose Island Brewing Co., decides what day to brew Honkers Ale, the brewery's malty English bitter, he also can determine the exact dates he'll filter and bottle the finished product. But that's not the case with the brewery's latest creation, Juliet, a jammy and ...
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    Fabulous, Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is almost here! Are you ready for it? Halloween is a mere 2 and a half weeks away, but do you know what you're going to be yet? We've gone through the internet and asked all our friends to bring you the best food-inspired costumes out there. Enjoy! 1. Sweets 2. Kids and Dogs 3. Homemade 4. For Sale ...
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    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu

    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu
    If you're a fan of chorizo and frustrated that the festive flavor of this Mexican sausage is about as common on a quick-serve menu as a raincloud above the Mojave, have heart. Your drought is over. Beginning today, Jack in the Box® restaurants becomes the first major hamburger chain to offer chorizo with the introduction of its Chorizo Sausage Breakfast Burrito. ...
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    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants

    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's first fast-food restaurant has quickly become popular among local residents and foreigners and plans to open branches in the future, a restaurant manager said Thursday. North Korea opened the Samtaesong restaurant in its capital, Pyongyang, last month. It is the isolated communist nation's first fast-food restaurant and offers hamburgers, french fries, waffles and draft beer. ...
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    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats

    Easter Dinner: Traditional Ham Eats
    Easter dinner ushers in springtime foods, from entrees to desserts. Ham is a perennial favorite, with about 70 percent of Americans serving it for their holiday dinner, according to the Pork Information Bureau. There are many varieties to choose from for the perfect ham for your needs. Bone-in hams are available whole, as a shank, or butt half, and typically serve ...
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    Finally, a Community Garden in Napa!

    Finally, a Community Garden in Napa!
    Recently a much-needed project was undertaken in the community of Napa, CA. In an area that thrives on viticulture and food related tourism, the town had not developed a single community garden. While for profit gardens and farms thrived with tourists basking in the organic glow, Napa was at a loss to develop its own community based garden project. That is, ...
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    Urban Farming: The New Hip Thing.

    Urban Farming: The New Hip Thing.
    This article was originally published by Mountain Hardwear "Urban farming" is the hip new thing. Maybe it's the economy. Or maybe Americans are just going through a "green" phase. Suddenly, urban farming is everywhere-it's in the news, in magazines, on television. Artists are getting on the bandwagon, too. Urban farming is so trendy that the New York Times even ran an ...
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    Grant Achatz: The Culinary Wizard Shares His Secrets

    Grant Achatz: The Culinary Wizard Shares His Secrets
    Grant Achatz shook up the culinary world in 2006 when his Chicago restaurant, Alinea, was named "our nation's best restaurant" by Gourmet magazine. Since then, the practitioner of "molecular gastronomy" has earned kudos across the country, including the coveted Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation last year. Last week Achatz wowed an overflow crowd at Now We're Cookin' in ...
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    Taste of Late Summer: Blueberry Crumble

    Taste of Late Summer: Blueberry Crumble
    When I was young, I had the good fortune of living up the hill from a blueberry patch that belonged to a place called March Farms. Just passed the farm was a pond called Long Meadow, where my family went from morning until evening in the days when school was out. Sometimes we headed down the road to March Farms for ...
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    Food IS Art

    Working together for the past 7 years to create the most amazing and fantastical images of food, Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle are from Tokyo and Burgandy, France, respectively, but now live and work in Paris; they have also been married for 10 years. In 2002, they created their first "Minimiams", of which we've included 10 for your enjoyment. Working as ...
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    The Meatball Phanton Travels the New York City to Decide Best Meatball Contest

    The Meatball Phanton Travels the New York City to Decide Best Meatball Contest
    The Meatball Phantom chucks another empty marinara-stained plastic container in the back of his car. This particular container is from Lorimer Gourmet Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the sixth of seven stealth tastings the Phantom will make today, and one of the stronger contenders so far, he confides. The Meatball Phantom is assigned the arduous task of tasting meatballs across the five ...
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    How to Cook Spring Lamb

    How to Cook Spring Lamb
    Easter traditionally heralds the beginning of Britain’s highly prized new-season lamb. It’s a fantastic red meat and an ingredient I get really excited about. Young lambs produce tender meat but the flavour and texture can vary massively according to breed, age, feed and pasture. Needless to say, it is important to ask your butcher about the provenance of the meat. A ...
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