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    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland

    Rancid Swedish Meat Sold in Poland
    Swedish stockpiles of Cold War-era canned meat sold for use in Poland's restaurants are in various stages of rancid decay, experts say. The meat, which Sweden phased out by the end of the 1990s, was sold by the Swedish Board of Agriculture to a Swedish trading company on the condition it not be sold for food inside the European Union, The ...
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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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    Despite Economy, Consumers Still Find Means to Dine Out

    Despite Economy, Consumers Still Find Means to Dine Out
    PROVIDENCE - Mediterraneo restaurant on Atwells Avenue was full, with a large private party upstairs. Not far away, Siena Restaurant was also bustling on a raw and rainy Thursday night. Pane e Vino also did well. Looking to this weekend, Federal Hill restaurant owners say they'll be jammed, thanks not only to local customers but to Brown University's parents weekend. "My ...
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    Buttery-Rich French Fare: Gone Appetit?

    Buttery-Rich French Fare: Gone Appetit?
    Sacrebleu! Could it be true? Has French cuisine and cooking become ... passe? The question arises in the wake of just-opened Julie & Julia, the Nora Ephron homage to Julia Child (Meryl Streep) that tells two delicious stories: how Child became one of the 20th century's culture-changing figures, and what happened when Julie Powell, a 21st-century admirer (Amy Adams), decided to ...
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    Ancient Purple Carrot Finds New Life Coloring Food

    Ancient Purple Carrot Finds New Life Coloring Food
    FRESNO, California-The ancient purple carrot is returning to its roots, this time to dye processed foods rather than the robes of Afghan royals. Researchers in California are preparing for increased demand for fruits and vegetables that pull double duty as dyes as the deadline approaches for when the European Union will require warning labels on synthetically colored foods. "There's a mad ...
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    Blumenthal Recieves Accolade While Ramsey Falls From Grace

    Blumenthal Recieves Accolade While Ramsey Falls From Grace
    'Restaurant' magazine's influential survey of the world's best eateries deals another blow to British chef after series of setbacks Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck was named one of the top restaurants in the world last night as Gordon Ramsay suffered the ignominy of falling out of the top 100. Just two months after hundreds of its £200-a-head diners fell violently ill, the ...
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    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms

    Lawmakers Push for Food Safety Reforms
    Lawmakers vowed Wednesday to press for stronger food safety laws and more money for inspections as the list of recalled peanut products surpassed 1,000 in an ongoing national salmonella outbreak. "There is an openness to putting together the strongest legislation possible," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who introduced a bill to reorganize federal food safety enforcement and make it more accountable. ...
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    Chefs Cause Sensation at Benefit Led By Puck: Many Feature Produce Grown in Their Areas

     Chefs Cause Sensation at Benefit Led By Puck: Many Feature Produce Grown in Their Areas
    When chefs from all over the country gather in Northeast Ohio, you can be sure there will be some good eating going on. The biennial Five Star Sensation benefit for University Hospital's Ireland Cancer Center on Saturday did not disappoint. More than 60 chefs and vintners gathered in Beachwood to showcase some of their finest offerings. On center stage was celebrity ...
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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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    Vegan's Book Redefines Soul Food

    Vegan's Book Redefines Soul Food
    For Bryant Terry, veganism is not about "delete meat, insert tofu." It's not about sneering at meat-eating friends or finger-wagging, carrot-crunching superiority. It's not just for affluent white people; and it's not about food with no flavor. Rather, in his latest cookbook, Vegan Soul Kitchen, Terry seeks to reclaim two foodways that he says are misunderstood: veganism and soul food. He ...
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    Dallas Chef's Farm Brings Home Slow Food

     Dallas Chef's Farm Brings Home Slow Food
    LONE OAK - Supper is an all-day affair at Hedda Gioia Dowd's farm, a brisk walk from Lake Tawakoni. The eggs need collecting from the henhouse. Fresh hay must be cut to line the roasting pan. And the poussin is already on the spit by 8 a.m., making the first of many turns in the living room hearth. This is slow ...
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    Fine Dining Spots Relaxe Just A Bit

    Fine Dining Spots Relaxe Just A Bit
    For Central Indiana's top chefs, fine dining is no longer about white tablecloths and coats and ties. Good food is still a must, but it's gaining an artisan flair. And just as important, chefs are emphasizing fun and comfort. Whether it's the craft pizza at the soon-to-open Pizzology, the wine list at The Glass Chimney or the mood music at FARMbloomington, ...
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    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition

    Culinary Students Brushing Up for National Knowledge Competition
    Do you know the common name of biotin? What about the precise size you have to dice a food for it to be considered a small dice? Culinary students competing in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl National Competition on July 13 in Orlando, Fla., must study up on answers such as these (vitamin B7; 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch ...
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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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    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World

    Pittsburgh Chefs Set Table for Leaders of the World
    Delegates of the G-20 economic summit will be learning that eating green in Pittsburgh means more than munching lettuce and peas. "We try to encourage all of our guests to eat locally produced or organic foods," says Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, which is hosting an opening reception and dinner for the event on Thursday. ...
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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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    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food

    10 Things We Didn’t Know About Food
    A surprise consequence of writing a book about food was that we lost our appetite. A month in, we realized we had underestimated just how devastating the effects of our industrial food systems are on our health, animal welfare, climate change and the earth’s resources. Thankfully, a few trips to some farmers markets with their good news story of artisan baking, ...
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    Linen-ists Unite!

    Linen-ists Unite!
    Friday night “parties” with deejays at Le Cirque. Bare tabletops at Allegretti. What next — a splash in the pool at the Four Seasons? The infantilization of dining in the name of “informality” has been going on for years. But the tablecloth-yanking at Allegretti on West 22nd Street was the last straw. Once, crisp white linen covered the tables and softened ...
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    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers

    Butter and the Plight of Dairy Farmers
    Butter and the price of butter have been on my mind lately. That's because pie baking season is here. I love making pies. I love the start-to-finish experience of dough-making, mixing fillings, crimping edges, putting pies in the oven and pulling them out to critically determine whether the insides bubbled just so and the crust turned that perfect golden color. We ...
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    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms

    Fresh Business Model: Consumer-Investors Reap Tasty Dividends From Farms
    Organic farmers Matt Sheaffer and Steve Tiwald are busier than three-legged rabbits in a dense carrot patch. Spring is traditionally busy. But now they have developed increasingly popular hybrids of innovative thinking and old-school food production. Sheaffer, who runs Sandhill Organics in Grayslake, and Tiwald, executive director of Green Earth Institute on the outskirts of Naperville, are Community Supported Agriculture farmers. ...
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