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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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    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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    Bringing Malai Kofta to Your Table

    Bringing Malai Kofta to Your Table
    Recessionista is the new BoHo, as funemployed is the new investment banker. As underground eateries become the new Babo/Momofuku, we all find ourselves around a new table. Here in San Francisco, they are larger tables, perhaps viking length tables in warehouses, carpets in our parents' houses, or blankets in parks. We are not eating in pairs or threes, but in tens ...
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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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    One Day's Eating: A 24-Hour Project

    I'm Mitch, and here's the project: Keep track of every food you eat and drink you drink in one day, because knowing is actually awesome and entertaining. I did this a week or so ago. I spent the day tailgating at the Oakland Coliseum with my good friends, and partied with them again later that evening on the Rock Block. It ...
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    How To Peel an Egg—Quickly

    How To Peel an Egg—Quickly
    On YouTube there is this video which seems to be produced by Sprint or something about how to "quick peel" an egg. As of this writing, the video has 1.8 million views, so either YouTube fakes its views, or a whole lot of people have checked this out and at least some of them believe it. Personally, when I watched this ...
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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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    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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    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital

    Bakers Make Chicago Cocktail-Bread World Capital
    We're about to make a bold statement, one that could shake up the food industry for years to come: Chicago is the cocktail bread epicenter of the world! Unless another city comes forward to challenge the claim, we're sticking with it. Long a favorite at holiday gatherings, cocktail bread is the grain version of Colleen Moore's famous Fairy Castle, that miniature ...
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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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    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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    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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    Dippin' Dots Does Coffee Dots

    Dippin' Dots Does Coffee Dots
    The guy who reinvented ice cream is desperately trying to reinvent his company — before it melts. More than two decades ago, microbiologist Curt Jones devised a way to flash-freeze ice cream into colorful pellets about the size of BB's. Now in a tough economy, the outside-the-box company he founded, Dippin' Dots, is searching for a new concoction to take it ...
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    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle

    Diners Report Seeing Virgin Mary on Food Griddle
    CALEXICO, California-The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn't the food _ it's the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle. Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the likeness ...
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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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