• What's Growing On, in This Rural Community?

    2 years ago - By USDA

    Through What's Growing On? taste tests students get to vote on the local produce option.
    Rural communities are looking for innovative ways to sustain quality of life and build viable food systems that support the health and economic needs of their people. Working Landscapes is a Warrenton, N.C. nonprofit that creates sustainable food hubs by bridging the gap between local farmers and area consumers. As a 2015 USDA Farm to School grantee, Working Landscapes uses its food hub resources to link local farmers and northeastern North Carolina school districts, demonstrating that working...
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  • Induction Day at First State Military Academy

    Induction Day at First State Military Academy

    2 years ago - By USDA

    USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Mensah greets cadets at First State Military Academy in Clayton, Delaware following the renovation of their campus through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program.
    I had the opportunity to travel to Delaware to celebrate the Induction Ceremony of the First State Military Academy , an innovative charter high school bringing new life to an historic educational campus with the help of USDA Rural Development. Since 1896, Clayton, Delaware has been home to the sprawling, 35-acre St. Joseph's educational campus. The site first hosted...
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  • New Legislation Brings Projects in Reach for Rural Connecticut

    New Legislation Brings Projects in Reach for Rural Connecticut

    2 years ago - By USDA

    From left: USDA Farm Service Executive Director for Connecticut, Brian Hulburt; Lt. Governor of Connecticut, Nancy Wyman; Town Manager of Coventry, Connecticut, John Elesser; Connecticut State Senator Cathy Osten; Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy; USDA Rural Development, Connecticut Area Director, Johan Strandson; USDA Rural Development State Director CT/MA/RI, Scott Soares; Ayanti Grant, District Director for Congressman Joe Courtney.
    The first week of August brought an important milestone for communities in Connecticut. I was pleased to be on hand as our Governor, Dannel Malloy, held...
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  • Opulent London Apartments Come Complete With Burger Elevators

    Opulent London Apartments Come Complete With Burger Elevators

    2 years ago - By Eater

    Get food delivered without even getting out of bed. How do you know when you've truly made it? When you have a dumbwaiter that deliveries burgers and fries directly to your bedroom, obviously. According to The Guardian , that absurd fantasy has become a reality for the proud new owners of four ultra-expensive apartments — er, flats — in London, each of which recently sold for between ‎3.5 million and ‎5.5 million pounds (about 5.3 to 8.4 million dollars).
    Real estate in London is famously pricey, outdoing even New York and San Francisco, and the Gatti House building takes luxury...
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  • Ipswich Custom Opens in Former Merrill & Co. Space in Boston's South End

    Ipswich Custom Opens in Former Merrill & Co. Space in Boston's South End

    2 years ago - By Boston Restaurant

    A new restaurant has very quietly come to the South End of Boston, and it moves into the space where another dining spot had been until closing under mysterious circumstances.
    Eater Boston is reporting that Ipswich Custom is now open on Appleton Street, taking over the site where Merrill & Co. was until it shut down in June of 2014. As mentioned in an earlier article, the website for Merrill & Co. showed the message "Who wants to be a restaurant owner? at the time of its closure and soon started redirecting to the site whowantstobearestaurantowner.com, which it still does to this day. It...
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  • Sunset Cafe in Brockton Heavily Damaged by Fire

    2 years ago - By Boston Restaurant

    A restaurant south of Boston that has been considered a symbol of economic development is closed for the foreseeable future after sustaining major damage in a fire yesterday.
    The Brockton Enterprise is reporting that Sunset Cafe in the Campello neighborhood of Brockton was hit by a two-alarm blaze that appears to have started in its basement. The fire, which began around 7:00 PM Thursday evening, went up through the walls of the Main Street structure, causing damage not just to the dining spot, but to businesses adjacent to the place in the form of smoke damage. A firefighter who was...
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  • Tooba's in Melrose Has Closed

    2 years ago - By Boston Restaurant

    A cafe north of Boston that featured Persian and Middle Eastern fare has closed, and it looks like a new dining spot may be moving into the space.
    According to both The Passionate Foodie and a poster on the Chowhound site, Tooba's in Melrose is now closed, with both saying that a new restaurant is going to take over the Essex Street space. The Passionate Foodie says that Wood & Fire, an Italian eatery and pizzeria in Pleasantville, NY, is the restaurant that is moving in, though it is not yet known if it will be the exact same place as that dining spot.
    Tooba's first opened its doors in...
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  • Boda Borg Questing Center (and Taco Bar) Is Opening in Malden

    2 years ago - By Boston Restaurant

    A Swedish reality gaming company is opening its first location in the United States right here in the Boston area, and in addition to real-life gaming, it is also offering food.
    According to a note from DuffyMalden , Boda Borg is having its grand opening on Pleasant Street in Malden tomorrow (Saturday, October 10) in the old Sparks Department Store space, with a BostInno post saying that the place actually opened last weekend. Based on various sources, including an article in Boston Magazine, Boda Borg is a "questing center" that offers a variety of different challenges, including a...
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  • Huddle House Bringing "Any Meal. Any Time." To Suffolk

    Huddle House Bringing "Any Meal. Any Time." To Suffolk

    2 years ago - By Restaurant News

    October 12 grand opening set for iconic family restaurant
    Suffolk, VA ( RestaurantNews.com ) Suffolk residents will soon be able to enjoy "Any Meal. Any Time." Suffolk's first Huddle House restaurant at 2872 Pruden Boulevard will celebrate its Grand Opening on Monday, October 12.
    Jeff Miller has overseen the operation of dozens of quick service restaurant brands with names such as Dairy Queen, Quiznos and Subway. Now Miller will try his hand at operating a full-service restaurant.
    Miller moved to Norfolk from Washington D.C. upon his college graduation and at that time, Miller Oil was...
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  • Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crust

    Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crust

    2 years ago - By Skinny Taste

    Making a low-fat graham cracker crust is SO easy to do, using just 3 ingredients (plus water), you'll never buy a pre-made one again. You can use regular graham crackers, gluten-free, or even chocolate like I did here. Once made, you can fill it with anything your heart desires.
    Ideas: No-bake cheesecake, pumpkin no-bake cheesecake , peanut butter pie , yogurt pie, coconut cream pie... the list goes on. Here's how easy it is to do.
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  • Kabob Kubideh or Grilled Ground Beef on Skewers with Middle Eastern Spices (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

    Kabob Kubideh or Grilled Ground Beef on Skewers with Middle Eastern Spices (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

    2 years ago - By Kalyn's Kitchen

    Kabob Kubideh (or Grilled Ground Beef on Skewers with Middle Eastern Spices) is delicious and easy to make!
    (For Friday Flashbacks I share past recipes that have been my personal favorites, and I've been making this Kabob Kubideh or Grilled Ground Beef on Skewers with Middle Eastern Spices for years, and it's still one of my favorites to cook on the grill. You could also broil this in the oven or cook on a grill pan if outdoor grilling time has ended where you live.)
    One of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake is The Med , a very inexpensive place that features foods from all the...
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  • Four People Stabbed at Baltimore Seafood Restaurant

    Four People Stabbed at Baltimore Seafood Restaurant

    2 years ago - By Eater

    The incident reportedly started with a sexual assault. A popular seafood restaurant in Baltimore was the site of a bloody scene late last night when four men were stabbed. News station WMAR says the incident began when "a man sexually assaulted a woman on the second level of the restaurant." After an employee confronted the alleged attacker, police say "the suspect pulled out a knife and started attacking employees and patrons."
    The victims were all in their 20s; the woman was hit in the face, while the men sustained slashes to various body parts from the hands to the neck and torso. Per...
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  • Nutrition News: White Pasta Alternatives, Dietary Guidelines and Sustainability and Social Media's Nutritional Impact

    2 years ago - By Food Network

    Beyond White Pasta
    White pasta can spike blood sugar and lead to an increased risk of weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and other health issues. So look no further if you're searching for a few healthy alternatives to white pasta , because U.S. News Health & Wellness reporter K. Aleisha Fetters has some suggestions: Why not try whole-wheat pasta, quinoa pasta, buckwheat noodles, sprouted-grain pasta, spelt pasta or brown-rice pasta instead' "Luckily, the more heat white pasta receives from critics, the more food manufacturers work to up their alternative-pasta game with whole grains...
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  • The Best of the Worst — Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Episode 3 Recap in GIFs

    2 years ago - By Food Network

    Get highlights from Episode 3 of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition , and see some of the craziest moments in GIFs.
    Someone Really Needs a Drink. "Julep!" shouts Kendra, thinking she heard Anne say "mint." But the mentor actually said "minced," which had nothing to do with cocktails.
    Show-and-Tell. Rachael celebrates when Ellen is able to identify a vegetable for points.
    There Goes the Lead. In an orange-juicing race, Ellen accidentally knocks over her glass, and Rachael nearly has a meltdown.
    Classic TV Moment . Ellen channels Lucille Ball as she mourns her loss.
    X-Rated Eggs...
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  • Gaia Gaja Livestream Tasting Event Featuring Gaja Wines

    Gaia Gaja Livestream Tasting Event Featuring Gaja Wines

    2 years ago - By Total Wine

    Join Gaia Gaja for a livestream wine tasting on October 24 at select locations!
    Join us for an afternoon getaway to the bel paese (beautiful country)!
    Gaia Gaja, a fifth-generation winemaker and daughter of winemaking legend Angelo Gaja, will host an afternoon with Gaja wines. Gaia had a wine named in her honor (Gaia & Rey Chardonnay) before she even took her first steps. She has worked at the Gaja winery since she was a child and has represented the winery in Italy, Japan, France and the United States. Our tasting will feature wines ranging from $65 to $200. Wine Spectator has described...
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  • Sweet Potato Noodles (Swoodles!)

    Sweet Potato Noodles (Swoodles!)

    2 years ago - By Simmer and Boil

    Rock and roll, spiralizer . You've officially taken the front seat in the must-have kitchen tools of the year. Folks can't get enough of this fun tool that turns just about any veggie or fruit into a noodle. This time, it's all about the sweet potato.
    These sweet potato noodles hit the spot when you're craving a warm, hearty, and comforting dinner. But, unlike pasta, you're getting more veg in every bite.
    Sweet Potato Noodles
    First, to make the noodles, wash and peel a sweet potato and spiralize into noodles with the medium blade. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat...
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  • Showdown in the Beehive State: College Football Week 6

    Showdown in the Beehive State: College Football Week 6

    2 years ago - By Simmer and Boil

    In a lot of ways, the college football season is eerily similar to The Hunger Games . No, really! Think about it: a diverse contingent of competitors, each with their own particular skill set, all pitted against each other to be the last one standing. Alliances are made (see: SEC pride vs. every other conference), losses are suffered (see: injuries), and also Jennifer Lawrence.
    Bill stuck around an extra week to keep my future wife company. Call me, Katniss! Photo: Getty Images
    Did I make that analogy purely in the hopes that Jennifer Lawrence comes across this post on the intrawebs?...
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  • The Cutest Cookies by Ree

    The Cutest Cookies by Ree

    2 years ago - By The Pioneer Woman Cooks

    I received these cookies in the mail as a gift, and they were too amazing not to share on my cooking website! Even though I didn't cook them. Or bake them! Ha.
    They're from The Plum Peacock , and were sent as a sweet congrats for the launch of my product line.
    I'm continually floored by the creativity of cookie artists. There's Bridget , of course—her cookies are beyond lovely—and so many others.
    I'm so glad to know about The Plum Peacock's amazing work!
    Check these out.
    Oh my goodness...
    Looks exactly the same!
    Totally adorable.
    Utensil crock!
    (It's coming in a couple of weeks!)...
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  • Julian Cox, the king of L.A.'s bar scene, opens a new cocktail lounge in Studio City

    2 years ago - By Los Angeles Times

    If you've had a drink in Los Angeles in the last 10 years, chances are you've tried a cocktail dreamed up by Julian Cox. The bartender, known for his smoky barbacoa mezcal drink at the now-closed Rivera in downtown Los Angeles, is behind some of the best bar programs in the city, including those...
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  • You can make reservations for Andy Ricker's Pok Pok LA on Monday

    2 years ago - By Los Angeles Times

    If you've been spending way too much time driving around Chinatown stalking chef Andy Ricker, whether at his Pok Pok Phat Thai counter in the Far East Plaza or at the construction site that has been Pok Pok LA since January, then we have happy news. Ricker says that on Monday he'll open reservation...
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  • Remembering my mentor Paul Prudhomme, with gumbo

    2 years ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Paul Prudhomme inscribed my copy of his first cookbook with the words, "Good cooking. Good eating. Good loving. Things to live by. Quality gets all."I interned with the chef at the start of 2004, right after I completed culinary school. I've been a fan of his my whole life. Growing up, I remember...
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  • Dinner at Le Comptoir in Koreatown is a garden of wisdom

    2 years ago - By Los Angeles Times

    When you walk down 6th Street in Koreatown about a quarter to nine some night, perhaps on your way to an early cocktail at the Walker Inn or a late cheeseburger at Cassell's, you are likely to run across an odd scrum of people lining the sidewalk outside the Hotel Normandie, not quite all of whom...
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  • Burger-King Wedding Results in 30 Years of Blissful, Whopper-Laden Matrimony

    Burger-King Wedding Results in 30 Years of Blissful, Whopper-Laden Matrimony

    2 years ago - By Eater

    Burger King did not pay for this couple's wedding, however. Joel Burger and Ashley King — the couple that received a free fast food-themed wedding from Burger King — isn't the first couple to share a moniker with the Whopper-slinging chain. According to MLive , 31 years ago, long before Joel and Ashley made headlines, Jackson, Mich. resident Diana King placed a letter in the local newspaper, as one did in the pre-Tinder world, "just looking for a friend." Robert Burger replied and the pair ended up falling in love.
    Burger and King, who both had children from previous relationships, wed on...
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  • Burning Question: At What Temperature Is a Turkey Cooked'

    Burning Question: At What Temperature Is a Turkey Cooked'

    2 years ago - By PopSugar

    No matter what kind of turkey you'll be having this year , there's one question you'll need the answer to: what temperature does a turkey need to reach in order be considered done?
    the USDA recommended cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 180 F. But based on the fact that bacteria threat salmonella cannot withstand temperatures of 160 F after 30 seconds, the FDA now suggests a minimum internal temperature of 165 F as measured by a food thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast. We monitored our bird's temperature using a probe...
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  • How to Assemble a Pinterest-Worthy Cheese Plate

    How to Assemble a Pinterest-Worthy Cheese Plate

    2 years ago - By PopSugar

    There are too many Pinterest fails in the world, so let's make your cheese plate a success! This list of rules will guide you (and ultimately your guests) to cheese plate nirvana.
    Pick a variety: When going to a cheesemonger, explain how many people you are serving, so he can help you with portioning. Ask for a variety of cheeses (cow, goat, and sheep) with different textures. Soft, crumbly goat cheese; oozy brie; semisoft manchego (sheep's milk); aged Dutch gouda; and hard parmesan-reggiano are mild, crowd-winning options. Consider buying at least one pungent and strong cheese, too, like...
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  • Cauliflower Snowflakes Are an Ideal Fall Side

    Cauliflower Snowflakes Are an Ideal Fall Side

    2 years ago - By PopSugar

    Like most cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower can be a tough sell for picky eaters, but we can think of few that wouldn't love this simple, cheesy side. First off, its name is ridiculously charming (cauliflower snowflakes - named such because the pieces resemble that). Secondly, thanks to being cut into thin pieces, a relatively high oven temperature, and a panko and parmesan topping, the cauliflower becomes brown, savory, salty, and crisp. Seriously, they might steal the show come dinnertime.
    From Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten Roasted Cauliflower Snowflakes...
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  • Why The Bay Area is America's Top Fine Dining Destination

    Why The Bay Area is America's Top Fine Dining Destination

    2 years ago - By Eater

    About two-thirds of the way through a four-hour, 20-course dinner at the Restaurant at Meadowood, located on a lavish 250-acre Napa Valley resort surrounded by redwoods, an everyday-looking beeswax candle appeared at the far left corner of my place setting. I was sitting at a counter in the 3,000 square-foot kitchen, all steel and white-tile splendor, watching a dozen cooks in tan aprons navigate their labyrinth of work stations like Martha Graham dancers. The lit candle was, I assumed, another lovely touch in a meal rife with exquisite details. Restaurant director Nathaniel Dorn sidled...
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  • White Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie Choctoberfest

    White Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie Choctoberfest

    2 years ago - By Culinary Couture

    It's Friday PieDay everybody!
    Okay, I just made that up...although every Friday should definitely be pie day. My family would love that. They are all about pie, cream pies in particular. So, you know they just about died when they heard I was making one for the blog!
    That's how we refer to things in our house; for the blog or not for the blog. That lets them know whether or not they're allowed to dig in. It's a good system.
    Anyway! This particular cream pie features pumpkin and of course, white chocolate since this week I'm celebrating Choctoberfest. Today will be my final recipe but...
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  • Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad — Cookbook s from The Kitchn

    Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad — Cookbook s from The Kitchn

    2 years ago - By The Kitchn

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    to your must-try fall lunch: fall harvest freekeh salad! If you're brand new to the world of freekeh, this salad is an easy and delicious way to get your feet wet. And if freekeh is already a regular part of your diet, then this is a recipe you'll definitely want to add to your stash!

    This salad is a culmination of all of my favorite salad-y things in one bowl. It's part dark leafy green salad and part whole-grain salad — plus it's full of fun, seasonal goodies I love, like crisp apples and roasted butternut squash.
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  • Stare Longingly at These Pictures of Gooey, Gorgeous Cheese, Because You Can

    Stare Longingly at These Pictures of Gooey, Gorgeous Cheese, Because You Can

    2 years ago - By Bon Appétit

    Let's talk about magic. Melted cheese magic, to be exact. When you combine a high temperature with cheese that has an optimal meltability quotient™, you get what food stylists and photographers like to call the "cheese pull" or "cheese bridge." You'd know one if you saw one; it's the stretch of cheddar that refuses to be separated from either half of your grilled cheese. It's the string of gruyère that dangles tauntingly from the tines of your fork. It's stretchy, it's melty, it's gooey, and it's beautiful.
    The best cheese for a killer cheese pull is one that's soft and, of course, melts...
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  • "The League's" Paul Scheer Wants You to Stop Taking Pictures of Your Food

    2 years ago - By Bon Appétit

    Welcome to My Morning Routine , where we talk with musicians, actors, politicians, and athletes about the foods they start and end their days with—and everything in between.
    Actor, comedian, and writer Paul Scheer is best known as the earnest, weird, often annoying Dr. Andre Nowzick on The League , the show that's sort of about fantasy football but mostly about a group of friends in their 30s. On the show, he's the kind of friend who posts, "Good pizza. Good friends. Good times." on Facebook while they're all out to eat. Yep, that friend. We're big fans of the show over here, so, when he...
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  • These Florists' Gorgeous Instagram Accounts Make Us Feel Blessed

    2 years ago - By Bon Appétit

    Move over, avocado toast: We've expanded our Instagram fixations. While it's no secret that a few blooms on the table can really elevate a dinner into something special, it's a little trickier to create stunning centerpieces yourself. So when we need to feel inspired, we look to the pros. Allow us to introduce the florists you're about to fall hard for. From Portland to New York City, these are the 'grammers who are really...blossoming.
    A photo posted by Ruby | Mary Lennox ( ruby marylennox) on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:53am PDT

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  • PizzaRev's 'Celebrate the Sauce' Campaign Shows Brand's Commitment to All-Natural Pizza Ingredients

    PizzaRev's 'Celebrate the Sauce' Campaign Shows Brand's Commitment to All-Natural Pizza Ingredients

    2 years ago - By Restaurant News

    Los Angeles, CA ( RestaurantNews.com ) PizzaRev , a fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, launched the 'Celebrate the Sauce' campaign to recognize a successful harvest of the tomatoes used to make its organic tomato sauce . PizzaRev produced a video ( bit.ly/OrganicTomatoSauce ) to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at where and how the organic tomatoes are sourced. To take part in the celebration, guests who visit a local PizzaRev restaurant by October 31, 2015 can enter to win Free Pizza for a Year.
    "Great pizza demands an exceptional tomato sauce, so our culinary team...
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  • Roland Dickey, Jr. Weighs in on Five-Store Deal with Veteran Carl's Jr. Operators In Washington

    Roland Dickey, Jr. Weighs in on Five-Store Deal with Veteran Carl's Jr. Operators In Washington

    2 years ago - By Restaurant News

    Roland Dickey, Jr. has sent his personal congratulations to new franchise partners launching Dickey's Barbecue restaurants in Washington, expanding the company to new neighborhoods
    Dallas, TX ( RestaurantNews.com ) Roland Dickey, Jr. has had a busy year in 2015, but his personal engagements on the conference circuit have not deterred him from continuing the aggressive growth of his Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. franchise business, which now offers Texas-style barbecue nationwide in over 520 locations.
    He has recently sent his personal congratulations to the owners of five new...
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  • Like Your Coffee Black? Congratulations, You Could Be a Psychopath

    Like Your Coffee Black? Congratulations, You Could Be a Psychopath

    2 years ago - By Eater

    A new study points to a link between a taste for bitter foods and "malevolent personality traits." A new study claims to have evidence that people with a taste for coffee are more likely to be psychopaths. According to Yahoo , "Psychology researchers at Innsbruck University in Austria found that people who expressed a preference for bitter tastes (like coffee) were more likely to be vain, sadistic and enjoy manipulating and hurting others."
    The researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 people for the study (PDF warning), split into two groups: students and prison inmates. The groups self-reported...
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  • Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Bacon

    2 years ago - By Foodie With Family

    A simple, hearty, satisfying beef stew generously brimming with mushrooms and crisp bacon is the stuff on which dreams are made when the skies turn grey, the leaves turn crayon-coloured, and the weather turns cooler. There is something soul-satisfying about walking from the crisp outdoor air into a warm house filled with the enticing aroma of our Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Bacon swirling around my head. Those moments, I just want to close my eyes and drink in that scent. Everyone in the house eagerly awaits the moment we sit down to the table to bowls brimming with tender beef...
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  • Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe

    Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe

    2 years ago - By Instructables

    Cotton candy is one of my favorite treats (probably because it's just sugar) so when I found a Starbucks secret recipe for a cotton candy flavored frappuccino, I knew I'd have to try it out. Recently, this became one of Starbucks fan flavors so anyone could order it. Now, if you want this deliciou...
    By: Penolopy Bulnick
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  • What's the Difference Between Ounces and Fluid Ounces? — Tips from The Kitchn

    What's the Difference Between Ounces and Fluid Ounces? — Tips from The Kitchn

    2 years ago - By The Kitchn

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    If you've done any amount of cooking or baking (especially baking) by following a recipe, then it's pretty likely you've seen ingredients measured out in both ounces and fluid ounces. They share a name, more or less, so they're the same thing, right?

    Not so fast — there's a little more to it.
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  • Islanders Start New Era In Brooklyn Without Long Island Beer

    Islanders Start New Era In Brooklyn Without Long Island Beer

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    Last season's debut of Barn Rocker , a pro hockey-themed ale, was sort of a game changer for the upstart Oyster Bay Brewing Co . "It definitely got us in front of the mass market, both here on Long Island as well as outside of New York," says cofounder Gabe Haim. The three-year-old craft brewery in Oyster Bay, New York, partnered with its local NHL team, the New York Islanders, to create the special seasonal ale in commemoration of the team's final season at Nassau Coliseum. The beer is a nod to the 43-year-old arena's nickname, the Old Barn.
    On the night of the Barn Rocker's first...
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  • Is Eating Banana Peels The Next Big Health Fad' No

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    First, we were told that we've been peeling bananas incorrectly and should follow the lead of monkeys and peel from the bottom end. Now, according to today.com , we're hearing that we should take our banana consumption one step further and eat the whole fruit — peel and all, just like monkeys.
    Eating banana peels can apparently lower cholesterol and cure insomnia and depression. The peels are also allegedly chock-full of heart and eye benefits.
    Today contacted several banana and nutrition experts, all of whom said that the concept is just monkey business. Pardon the puns, but we've gone...
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  • How To Make Tender, Flaky Biscuits At Home

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    People take pride in their biscuits. Some will tell you that it's impossible to make quality biscuits north of the Mason-Dixon line. We are here to assure you that the secret to baking soft, flaky biscuits has nothing to do with geographic location, and everything to do with flour. Whether you're going to be doing your cooking from north or south of the Mason-Dixon line, you should be using flour from soft red winter wheat; our friends at ChefSteps recommend using White Lily self-rising flour. Its low protein content yields less gluten for a more tender crumb. They also like using...
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  • Michael Mina's Tailgates Are How Tailgates Should Be Done

    Michael Mina's Tailgates Are How Tailgates Should Be Done

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    Michael Mina's exclusive 49ers tailgates are not your ordinary tailgates.
    We've always been big fans of tailgating here at Food Republic. Over the years, we've devoted an entire section to recipes perfect for game day , and our football and food coverage has included a column called Proud Alum in which chefs reminisce about their college football tailgating days. At the end of the day, nothing gets us more excited than a proper chef-driven tailgate. That's why we were so excited to hear that Michael Mina's "Ultimate Tailgate Series" is returning to San Francisco.
    An annual membership fee...
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  • Meet the New York Sour: The Best Sour You've Never Had

    Meet the New York Sour: The Best Sour You've Never Had

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    Though often overlooked, the New York sour is a classic cocktail that's easy for the home bartender to make.
    Despite the thousands of original concoctions created by bartenders each year, sometimes it's good to revisit an oft-overlooked classic. Back in the late 1800s, the enormously popular sour and its marriage of spirit, citrus and sugar was well established, but even then bartenders were eager to experiment with their own variations. One of the easiest ways to spice up the whiskey sour was to simply pour a float of red wine over the top, creating what we know today as the New York...
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  • 8 Cauliflower Recipes Off The Beaten Path

    2 years ago - By Food Republic

    Cauliflower: You see it on menus, at the farmers' market and even there in your vegetable crisper, a whole head, ready to go. Tonight's the night. Packed with vitamins and fiber, this cruciferous treat is as hearty as it is healthy. What's more, this miraculously versatile vegetable can be used to make bread for grilled cheese and converts seamlessly into pizza crust. Here are eight ways to spin this trendy and delicious superfood. The best part? Make a lot , because you can fit a lot in you!
    An Israeli Cauliflower Recipe That Basically Everyone Loves
    Whole Head Roasted Cauliflower...
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  • Pasta By Hand: Win a Cookbook of Regional Italian Favorites

    Pasta By Hand: Win a Cookbook of Regional Italian Favorites

    2 years ago - By Honest Cooking

    Featuring over 60 hand made pasta recipes, mapped out by regions in Italy, this is your chance to win a copy of Jenn Louis' cookbook Pasta By Hand . A perfect gift for the holiday season, its pages are bursting with warm comfort food and inspiring images, no fancy gadgets needed.
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    Too many times we have ogled at fresh made pasta and dreamed of marching into the kitchen and making some for ourselves. But as we are half way there we stop in our tracks and realize what a mess we would make, the pasta machine we don't have, and the authentic recipe we have yet to...
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    How Beer CSAs Are Changing the Way America Drinks

    2 years ago - By Eater

    CSAs aren't just for lettuce. They're for beer, too. Community supported agriculture has become a boon to many small farmers. They get guaranteed income and a direct line to consumers. Members, on the other hand, get fresh produce, meat and cheese.
    Or beer.
    That's right. Besides stocking up on Red Russian kale, Aunt Ruby's German Green tomatoes, or even a monthly share of grass-fed beef, one can sign up for an allotment of stouts, porters, ales, pilsners, and IPAs.
    Justin Korby, owner and operator of Stoneman Brewery in Colrain, Massachusetts, a small rural hill town with a population...
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  • Inside 'V Is for Vegetables,' Michael Anthony's A-Z Guide to Vegetable Cookery

    Inside 'V Is for Vegetables,' Michael Anthony's A-Z Guide to Vegetable Cookery

    2 years ago - By Eater

    The cookbook hits shelves October 27. "You won't find any corny pictures of a chef guy out in a field, pretending to be a farmer for the day," promises Michael Anthony. You won't find recipes calling for large hunks of meat, either. What readers will see in the pages of V Is for Vegetables, however, is exactly how the acclaimed chef cooks at home.
    Anthony — who is known for his finesse with vegetables — currently helms the kitchen at two prominent New York City restaurants: decades-old Gramercy Tavern and museum sensation Untitled. The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook was Anthony's first, and...
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  • Why No-Knead Bread Is So Magical. (Hint: It's Not Actually About Kneading.) — Good Food Reads

    Why No-Knead Bread Is So Magical. (Hint: It's Not Actually About Kneading.) — Good Food Reads

    2 years ago - By The Kitchn

    Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

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    What makes no-knead bread so magical' Ever since Jim Lahey and Mark Bittman and brought us this phenomenally popular recipe, slimming down the process of making bread at home and lopping off a lot of the angst and mystery, no-knead bread has been one of the most popular ways to turn out a loaf. But here's the thing — no-knead isn't about the kneading, or lack thereof.
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  • Put an Egg on (or in) It: 13 'Eggcellent' Dishes for WorldEggDay

    Put an Egg on (or in) It: 13 'Eggcellent' Dishes for WorldEggDay

    2 years ago - By OpenTable

    Eggs have long since migrated from breakfast and brunch staples to main attractions on lunch and dinner menus. A sexy, shimmery, perfectly slow-cooked or cheerful sunny side up egg brings rich flavor and lush texture, not to mention a protein punch, to many a dish. To inspire you on this delicious occasion, we've rounded up 13 'eggcellent' dishes for WorldEggDay.
    L'Etoile , Madison, Wisconsin
    A local duck egg gets top billing from chef Tory Miller in the farro salad at French fine dining restaurant L'Etoile. Made with duck confit, sweet potatoes, and shaved red onion, the duck-centric...
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  • Rejected: Almost Half of Food Grown in Kenya for Europe is Wasted

    2 years ago - By Food Tank

    This is a guest article by Edd Colbert, a British food activist and researcher for Feedback.

    Last December I traveled to Kenya to meet farmers and exporters supplying fresh produce to European retailers. I visited farms and pack houses around the country that were routinely throwing away vast amounts of perfectly good food and were losing money as a result. An average of 44.5 percent of the food grown for Europe was being discarded, not because of spoilage, but because it did not meet the cosmetic specifications of the major European retailers.
    Every exporter and producer I met had...
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