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links for 2007-01-21

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  • Extra virgin olive oil goes rancid just as fast in the fridge as at room temperature, so storing all those bottles in the fridge is pretty meaningless. Another great report on Harold McGee's blog.

links for 2007-01-20

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links for 2007-01-19

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  • Take a week of cooking lessons in La Pitchoune, Julia Child's Provencal house...in her kitchen! (via chicagotribune.com)
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links for 2007-01-16

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  • Really nice 4-part feedback/contact cards for using in restaurants by the Chubby Hubby A & S team :). The only problem is that I may be too shy to use them....depending on the restaurant.
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links for 2007-01-11

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links for 2007-01-10

continue reading... BBC New Talent - Under 16s - Can You Cook It? Heston Blumenthal info Heston Blumenthal was on Blue Peter (a UK kid's show) today, to promote a cooking contest for children. Here's a child-friendly Q and A with...
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links for 2007-01-09

continue reading... Remembering the Ramen King A more indepth article about the man who invented instant ramen. (tags: ramen foodhistory japan) NPR : How to Make a Diet Work (podcast) Some good ideas in this 4 minute podcast. (you need RealPlayer...
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links for 2007-01-07

continue reading... New Diet Drug Is Approved for Pudgy Dogs A prescription diet drug called Slentrol for dogs. Somehow the words "the end of civilization" spring to mind when I read stories like this. (tags: diets drugs pets) Smelly Kitchen |...
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links for 2007-01-06

continue reading... US nutrition giant Kraft Foods moves Europe headquarters to Zurich The picture of the Milka Cow is cute, but I wonder how much they will sell locally...besides Philadelphia Cream Cheese (and Toblerone of course) Kraft products are not that...
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links for 2007-01-05

continue reading... What Does 200 Calories Look Like? Nice visual reference. You can eat a forest of broccoli! Or...a tiny mouthful of butter! (via digg) (tags: weightloss diets calories)...
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links for 2007-01-04

continue reading... Top Chef renewed for a third season The question is if we will still care... (tags: top chef, bravotv, foodtv) Top Chef casting If you are a young (or not so young) American chef with a big ego, you...
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links for 2007-01-03

continue reading... Coming up: Food from the new EU Typical Romanian and Bulgarian dishes. (If you were sleeping, they are new members of the EU as of yesterday.) (tags: romania bulgaria europe regionaldishes) My father's hunger Interesting story, but the recipe...
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links for 2007-01-02

continue reading... Biotech companies welcome U.S. government approval, but cloned food still years from store shelves. - Business - International Herald Tribune "it would take about five years before clone-derived food hits the market." Which I think would be a relief...
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links for 2006-12-31

continue reading... A new relationship with food "I could only talk with people who were on the same wavelength. Who spoke my same language of fat, fiber, calories, and carbs. Those who were eating like normal people, whatever and whenever they...
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links for 2006-12-30

continue reading... The Ten Best Food Trends of 2006 at Daily Dish at Epicurious.com Part of Epicurious.com's year-end feature (tags: foodpolitics foodbusiness restaurants trends) Bye, bye burgers: Devon's foodie preserve sees off Big Macs I neglected to post this earlier in...
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links for 2006-12-29

continue reading... Good, basic cooking ingredients, please! | Ask MetaFilter Lists of basic ingredients to have on hand at all times. My list differs from most of these but it's interesting to see what people find essential to them. (tags: ingredients...
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links for 2006-12-28

continue reading... What ban? (Chicago) Chefs to openly dish up foie gras "My health inspector's been out here. We had liver soaking in milk and terrines hanging. He just shook his head. He said, 'I'm looking for listeria. I'm not looking...
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links for 2006-12-27

continue reading... Study suggests children can train bodies to beat food allergies (AP story) Gradually building up resistance by eating tiny (and increasing) amounts of peanuts allows a 7 year old allergy sufferer to tolerate small amounts (but don't try this...
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links for 2006-12-23

continue reading... China bans mis-spelt food to make menus more English friendly 'Misspelt foods like "complicated cake", "pee soup", "five sliced things", "dumpling stuffed with the ovary and digestive glands of a crab" and, "crap [carp] in the grass"...are being banished...
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links for 2006-12-22

continue reading... cafeXperiment A beautiful photoblog, all about cafes and coffee. (tags: coffee cafe photography photoblog)...
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links for 2006-12-21

continue reading... Online food auction helps UN agency provide meals to world’s hungry Menu for Hope on the UN news centre! (tags: menuforhope unitednations) We Need Good Bakeware!! | Ask MetaFilter I love Chicago Metallic, and am slowly increasing my Le...
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links for 2006-12-20

continue reading... Winter 2006 issue of Alimentum I've just finished reading the new issue of Alimentum from cover to cover. Once again, some terrific food-related writing is there. The last piece, a short story by "Salt" author Mark Kurlansky, stands out...
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links for 2006-12-17

continue reading... Food Fight French President Jacques Chirac called Finnish cuisine the worst in Europe, so on a recent visit the Finns fed him freshly killed reindeer, including the nose. Food diplomacy! (tags: foodpolitics europe france finland reindeer) How chefs behave...
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links for 2006-12-16

continue reading... WorldNetDaily: Soy is making kids 'gay' This is why there are no more people left in China and other soy-consuming nations yanoo - they all turned gay! This is the sort of thing that was bound to happen with...
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links for 2006-12-13

continue reading... Wish I Were Baking...: Soy Heresy DaviMack makes tofu not for the tofu, but for the okara! I'll have to try the Coconut macaroons... (tags: tofu okara macaroons)...
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links for 2006-11-22

continue reading... Simply Recipes: Favorite Foodie Movies Great suggestions in the post and in the comments (tags: foodmovies movies foodtv) Gastronomica - Food on Film A list of movies where food plays a role. (Thanks Josh!) (tags: foodtv foodmovies)...
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links for 2006-11-19

continue reading... Edible Food Coating Kills Bacteria And Adds Flavor The coatings are made from essential plant oils, and some even add flavor. We could start to see these in general use in a couple of years. (tags: foodscience foodbusiness) Blogthings...
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links for 2006-11-18

continue reading... No-knead bread takes over the world - Slashfood Links to blogs who have written up this method. I have tried it also, no time at the moment to write it up but the resuts were FANTASTIC. Now going to...
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links for 2006-11-17

continue reading... Candy 'n' cupcakes: nutrition and fundraising collide in school With all the focus recently on better nutrition in schools, should bake sales go by the wayside now? (tags: schools nutrition bakesales kids) Fast-food mascot preaches McFitness Ronald McDonald being...
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links for 2006-11-16

continue reading... Neals Yard Dairy - the cheeses Great descriptions of various cheeses (UK ones in particular), with photos showing how they are made by cheese artisans. (Thanks Susan!) (tags: cheese uk caerphilly england artisanal)...
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links for 2006-11-12

continue reading... Diner’s Journal - Dining by Stopwatch by Frank Bruni The bottom line of this may be, Frank Bruni starts out a bit pissed at Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant. hehe. I prefer dinner to be 2 hours and under -...
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links for 2006-11-11

continue reading... The Secret of Great Bread: Let Time Do the Work - New York Times A no-knead, long-rise bread from Jim Lahey of Sullivan St. Bakery in NY. (tags: bread baking) Recipe: No-Knead Bread - New York Times the recipe...
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links for 2006-11-10

continue reading... Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Up Heart Risk High glycemic diets may be worse they say. (tags: diets health) On Padma and Her Cellulite - CHOW.com Eliminated Top Chef contestant Emily burns her bridges. Talk about sour grapes! (via chezpim) (tags:...
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links for 2006-11-08

continue reading... Chicken Sashimi A tale of cultural food differences. (tags: japan chicken sashimi foodculture)...
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links for 2006-11-07

continue reading... Cornell University Food and Brand Lab The Cornell University Food and Brand Lab web site has a lot of interesting and easy to read (not too academic) articles about food psychology - "Why, What, When, and How Much We...
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links for 2006-11-05

continue reading... Fast-food giants all in a hurry to get 'killer' oil out of the deep-fat fryer The 'killer oil' in question is partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. One reason to stay well away from fast food and prepared foods, pastries in...
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links for 2006-11-04

continue reading... Japanese government to certify real Japanese food To promote 'real Japanese food'. (tags: japan japanese eatlocal) The latest edition of Joy of Cooking falls short. - Slate Magazine "..the new Joy seems stuck in a time warp of its...
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links for 2006-10-25

continue reading... Rachael Ray Gives the Gift of Time "Ms. Ray’s recipes may call for store-bought turkey loaf but she is really trafficking in the ultimate modern luxury: time." (tags: rachaelray tv chefs foodtv magazines)...
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links for 2006-10-24

continue reading... Nestlé says oops | GenevaLunch the chocolate manufacturer admits to making a mistake with their Cailler line packaging, and will re-do it. (tags: chocolate packaging switzerland nestle) A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and... me | Ask...
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links for 2006-10-23

continue reading... Why do you need to rinse quinoa? Or for that matter, rice? I always wash both in several changes of water, for different reasons. Both come out better after washing I think. (tags: quinoa rice grains)...
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links for 2006-10-22

continue reading... Posy's Party Cakes!: Project Runway Finale Cakes Adorable cupcakes based on the designs of the 4 Project Runway finalists, plus "Carry On!" pink cupcakes. (tags: cupcake cute projectrunway bravotv foodblogs) Italians get choosier about food Italians believe in the...
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links for 2006-10-21

continue reading... Elitism about biotech keeps food from hungry The author argues that the bias against biotechnology, especially in Europe, is elitism, since biotech can help to feed the poor in many parts of the world. (tags: biotechnology foodscience foodpolitics hunger...
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links for 2006-10-20

continue reading... Ed Levine Eats: Who's Your Favorite Restaurant Critic? Enter to win a dinner with Ed and Jeffrey Steingarten! I would so enter if I were in NY. Damn. (tags: restaurants, foodwriting, jeffreysteingarten) FDA Is Set To Approve Milk, Meat...
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links for 2006-10-19

continue reading... Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition - 2006 The 75th anniversary edition, the 9th edition in its history, of the bestselling cook book in America is now available for pre-order. A great starting point for aspiring home cooks. (tags:...
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links for 2006-10-18

continue reading... Dear Grady, You Asshole at Dethroner All I can say it..go read the whole post. Funny. (tags: diets packagedfood weightloss blogs) Disney Cleans Plate of Junk Food No more using Disney characters to promote junk food. (tags: disney foodbusiness...
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links for 2006-10-17

continue reading... Bringing taste and sizzle to 'Top Chef' An interview with Padma Lakshmi, the new host for Top Chef. Sounds sort of promising, we shall see. Otherwise, Bravo will have to look for another young-wife-of-older-celebrity. (tags: bravotv topchef)...
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links for 2006-10-15

continue reading... YouTube - Colbert Report: Cooking With Feminists & Ice Cream 3-Ways Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem cook with Stephen Colbert. (tags: feminism tv colberg humor)...
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links for 2006-10-14

continue reading... Ed Levine Eats: Tim Zagat Likes Close to Home Cooking I agree with everything Ed says here about the Zagat guide. It's really handy mostly for its listing of addresses and phone numbers, and the "comments" are "too cute"...
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links for 2006-10-13

continue reading... When grapes get under foot | GenevaLunch Terrific pictures and story of a small Swiss winemaker who still smooshes the grapes with human feet. (tags: wine grapes switzerland) British people eat the worst food (health wise) in Europe "The...
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