WASHINGTON - It was the ultimate photo op - 36 smiling fifth graders eating a healthful meal they'd cooked themselves at a picnic table in the first lady's garden. The story line was as simple as it was seductive: They came. They planted. They harvested.
In three short months, Michelle Obama…
Added by Sarah on July 31, 2009 at 3:40pm —
Albany Portfolio Management
, a London based Fine Wine Investment Company specialising in Classed Growth Bordeaux, explains why investors should seriously consider diversifying into this asset… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on July 30, 2009 at 7:45pm —
Source: The Times
What a waste of money. All those £8 corn-fed chickens, the gnarled 75p apples and chewy luxury porridge oats. My family could have been eating £1.99 chicken nuggets with cheese strings and frozen peas for the past few years and ice cream made from palm oil for 74p rather than a luxury brand made from double cream and free-range eggs for… Continue
Added by TheOrganicChef on July 30, 2009 at 12:30pm —
New study argues that a tax on fattening foods could help pay for health reform and curb obesity -- and lower health costs. Others aren't so sure.
(CNNMoney.com) -- Health care costs keep growing fatter in part because Americans are, too.
More than 25% of the increase in medical costs between 1987 and 2001 is attributable to obesity and obesity-related conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a new report from the… Continue
Added by TheOrganicChef on July 29, 2009 at 12:34pm —
Carl Warner is a London-based photographer who makes foodscapes: landscapes made of food. Pea pod boat sails away from a land made of bread and potatoes, over a sea of salmon.
Scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background, as the process is very time-consuming and the food quickly wilts under the lights.
Carl says: "Although I’m very hands-on, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. I tend… Continue
Added by Wine and Food tube on July 28, 2009 at 3:04am —
Source: CSP Daily
NPD reports "better for you" to grow over next decade
-- In a recently released report, "A Look Into the Future of Eating," The NPD Group, a market research… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on July 23, 2009 at 6:33pm —
Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche Galettes
One of the easiest canapes to assemble must be these Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche Galettes. Take 50g of sliced smoked salmon cut into 24 pieces. Arrange each on to a large crisp (we used red onion & chive flavoured ones). Spoon on a little dollop of creme fraiche, top with a small washed spinach leaf (or other mild salad leaf), grind over a little black pepper and serve.
Tartine de Reblochon
Added by Caroline Martin on July 20, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Spontaneous get togethers often seem to be the best fun. During the days of the Celtic Tiger entertaining got caught up in creating complex menus and amazing table settings to impress the guests. Now we're getting back to basics and remembering the value of the good things in life. Inviting friends over for drinks and canapes (we used to call it a cocktail party) is back in vogue. Just because we are watching the pennies doesn't mean we can't have fun any more. So the timing couldn't be better… Continue
Added by Caroline Martin on July 20, 2009 at 2:53pm —
Reposted with permission from Pulling The Cork
Well maybe I am late to this party but have you heard about the new reality show set to air on PBS September 1st called… Continue
Added by PullingTheCork on July 19, 2009 at 5:46pm —
Wherein Wes waxes poetic about wine hospitality, visits the winery for a day of tasting and topping, then finds something in the vineyard that really gets his heart racing, and this weekly romp ends with an intentionally cruel and confusing elegy for the Sideways effect…
Year in the… Continue
Added by Wesley D. Hagen on July 16, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Really. Of course you must ignore the wooden porch steps, and in your imagination transport the six stones inside the borders of France. Place them in order in a small region in the east central part of the country, just down and to the right of Paris. Then you may proceed.
At the top left, the white stone represents Chablis, home to fine crisp chardonnays, held in stainless steel and not oak. The red and green stones down and to the… Continue
Added by Nancy Yos on July 16, 2009 at 5:19pm —
I grow my own tomatoes and simply love them, at the end of my year,I will have around 30lbs or cherry variety,all I do is slice in half and finely chopped onion and garlic fry in olive oil (good quality ) salt and store in the fridge , this will provide untold sauces and my god add chilli and cheese with bread my lunch for many weeks,as it get's older like us all it improves not like me though,as eating many bottles of Vino can be consumed,but hey it's worth the effort!
Added by john kenworthy on July 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Source: NY DailyNews
Recession-weary New Yorkers are back in the kitchen. Since the economic downturn, 61 percent say they’re cooking dinner at home more than before, according to a new Zagat survey. Only 1 percent of the respondents said they’re cooking less.
The survey of 6,807 NYC foodies was… Continue
Added by Sarah on July 15, 2009 at 9:31am —
Ah, Spaghetti Bolognese. The quintessential student staple, and probably the dish most debated as to who’s got the best recipe. I know, because I’ve argued passionately myself. I’ve seen recipes with sun-ripened this, and Italian deli that. And don’t start me on the addition of carrots to the mix (sorry, that’s just wrong!).
Yes, this recipe is crassly simple; and yes, it’s probably a million miles from the original, “authentic” version (whatever that is); but I guarantee you’ll… Continue
Added by Curious Matt on July 14, 2009 at 8:16pm —
High Teas’ passion for and knowledge of their products is helping to elevate the good old British cuppa into a rather more gourmet affair.
Its founder, Tony Marks, was previously a director of a successful wine company and in retirement is now pursuing his love of tea, bringing unique and unusual gourmet teas direct to the door of tea lovers.
To help… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on July 14, 2009 at 11:00am —
We've finally published the new edition (issue #72) of the BKWine Brief, our newsletter on wine, food and travel.
You can get it here (and you can subscribe to future updates): http://www.bkwine.com/bkwine_brief/bkwine_brief.htm
Added by Per Karlsson on July 13, 2009 at 6:12pm —
Source: Irish Independend
Expensive, yes. Super nutritious, yes. In season, yes! At last blueberries
are in season again and we can munch away on these delicious… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on July 13, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Ernest Hemingway needed a good place to write. He found it in the cafes of Paris.
It was better to hit them at the off hours, floors being scrubbed in the morning, with the light and the warmth hitting his chair just right, so he could dip into his pocket for pencil and notebook, order a cafe au lait or a rum St. James, and start sketching… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on July 12, 2009 at 5:00pm —
TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss has been named the winner of this year's Celebrity Masterchef.
The 38-year-old beat Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas and former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters.
She said taking part in the BBC One show was "a truly incredible experience" and winning had helped her realise her "passion for cooking".
Judge John… Continue
Added by Sarah on July 11, 2009 at 5:17pm —
Gruner veltliner is a white grape that is Austria's pride, and that is, for casual wine drinkers, perhaps the most unusual new variety to come along in the last five years or so. It's a sort of "oh,-yes-I've-heard-of-that-lately" wine, just as there are "oh,-yes" books, news events, film documentaries, and for that matter, people.
This is not to say that the grape is a new variety in the universe. Frank Schoonmaker calls it "Veltliner" in his 1960s era Encyclopedia of Wine
Added by Nancy Yos on July 10, 2009 at 4:40pm —