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    Cara Cara Oranges

    Cara Cara Oranges
    With my life long alliance with farmers and growers of vegetables and produce in California, I try not to purchase fruit from another country (the hell with NAFTA), no less from another hemisphere. But why? Well, first ask any American grower how much produce we send to foreign countries and which countries we send to and you’ll find it’s not to ...
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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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    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs

    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs
    Charles Froke, executive pastry chef at Miami's Four Seasons, first caught our eye in December when he created a whimsical gingerbread replica of the Freedom Tower for the hotel's lobby. When we heard he had big plans for Easter, we had to have a look. Froke, 36, a Wisconsin native and Culinary Institute of America graduate, started out on the savory ...
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    Snakes Need Culinary PR, Not Bounties

    Snakes Need Culinary PR, Not Bounties
    In the Philippines, they're rubbed with spices, stuffed with leaves from the palongpong vine and served as cinafa'y feclat. Cinafa'y feclat not only packs more menu appeal than "hot roasted python," it offers a culinary solution to the infestation of giant snakes threatening to overrun, or rather over-slither, South Florida. And beyond. Apparently, there's no biological reason keeping Burmese pythons - ...
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    A Temple to German Sausage at Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst

     A Temple to German Sausage at Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst
    It's always the humble foods that worm their way into our hearts. Displaced New Yorkers don't miss Per Se—they miss their neighborhood pizza place. The Quebecois yearn for poutine, and Californians long for proper tacos. And all this time, Andre Wechsler dreams of currywurst. Currywurst is so beloved in Germany that there's a Berlin museum entirely devoted to the saucy, porky ...
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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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    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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    Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles

      Of Oyster Omelets and Fried Noodles
    Taiwanese cuisine grew out of poverty. Though Taipei is a metropolis now, where the visitor can command any pleasure, it wasn’t always so. And large swaths of the island continue today in a state that most Americans would consider “underdeveloped.” There are many reasons for Taiwan’s poverty, chief among them, perhaps, is the island’s uncertain status as a colonial possession. Since ...
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    Reflections: Ordering Drinks at a Restaurant

    Reflections: Ordering Drinks at a Restaurant
    Lara and I went to Soi 4 in Oakland last night. It'd been a while since we'd been there, and I was feeling like I wanted to have an up cocktail, so I smoked a bit and we headed over. We sat down right away, and started in on the drinks menu. We've been going to Soi 4 for years, and ...
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    A New Cow Urine Based Soft Drink Developed in India

    A New Cow Urine Based Soft Drink Developed in India
    A new soft drink made with bovine urine is under development in India, and if that country's leading Hindu cultural group has its way, the beverage will be marketed as a "healthy" alternative to Coke and Pepsi. The soft drink, called "Gau Jal" – that's Sanskrit for "cow water" - is undergoing lab tests and could be launched "very soon, maybe ...
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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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    Foraging, Permaculture, and Dumpster Diving

    Foraging, Permaculture, and Dumpster Diving
    Last weekend, my friends at Forage SF organized a foraged dinner, and, ever since, I have been asked what foraged food actually is. Foraged food, boiled down to the essentials, is food that has been gathered from naturally-occurring places instead of, say, farms. Forage SF is a foraged food co-operative, whose goal is to collect foraged foods both from the urban ...
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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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    5th Annual National Bacon Day

    5th Annual National Bacon Day
    Saturday marks the fifth annual observance of International Bacon Day, a holiday started by friends Seth Rittenhouse, Alexa Halford and Evan Salim in Boulder, Colo. As the group puts it on its Web site, "Bacon Day is a day of Bacon. Think 'Iron Chef' but all-day and the secret ingredient is bacon." A former food editor for Town and Country magazine, ...
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    High on Hemp?

    High on Hemp?
    In a cluttered storefront on Main Street in the quiet Mennonite community of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, Shawn Patrick House pulls a faded print from a stack of old magazines, sales brochures and posters. The print, from a photograph taken on September 24, 1908, shows a farmer in a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeves and suspenders, riding along on his mechanical mowing machine ...
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    Frank Facts About Hot Dogs

    Frank Facts About Hot Dogs
    Few foods have gotten a PR rap as bad as hot dogs have. In one classic scene from the film The Great Outdoors, Dan Aykroyd’s character chides John Candy’s character for ordering a hot dog, saying, “You know what they’re made of, Chet? Lips and [rectums]!” Technically, Aykroyd used a much saltier word than “rectums,” but ever since that movie moment, ...
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    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare

    The Fat Duck Reopens After Health Scare
    LONDON - Lovers of snail porridge, mustard ice cream and jelly of quail, rejoice. Britain's most famous restaurant reopened Thursday, March 12, more than two weeks after it shut due to a mysterious outbreak of sickness that left 400 people reporting bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. That kind of bad publicity could kill an ordinary restaurant, but The Fat Duck and ...
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    Ode to The Urchin and A Well-Foraged Feast

    Ode to The Urchin and A Well-Foraged Feast
    The Napa Valley is home to many fine foods and some great sushi, but there are those times when nothing but the best will do and so it was we found ourselves on an excursion last week. A 45 minute drive with my fiancé from our home in the Napa Valley all the way over to one our favorite sushi houses ...
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    Cilantro, You Either Love It Or Hate It.

    Cilantro, You Either Love It Or Hate It.
    Around 4000 B.C. the Sumerians as well as the Babylonians left a list of herbs used for medicinal purposes on clay tablets. On the list was Coriander. Hippocrates used Coriander as part of his botanical treatments and prescriptions, as an antispasmodic as well as an appetizer and applied it to the flesh for rheumatism or for painful joints. Coriander is probably ...
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    The Testicle Festival, for Those Who Can Stomach it.

    The Testicle Festival, for Those Who Can Stomach it.
    The judges gathered around the pool table at the Union Brewery Saloon, their palates attuned despite thick nicotine haze. They were here to assess the taste, texture, appearance and creative flair of a not-for-the-faint-of-heart culinary tradition known as the mountain oyster - the Wild West on a plate. Of all the country's gastronomic competitions, perhaps none compare to the challenge facing ...
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