How healthy (or not) certain foods are-for us, for the environment-is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one simple question-"What foods do you avoid?"-we got some pretty interesting answers. Although these… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on November 24, 2011 at 12:00am —
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Just in time for the upcoming Spring holidays and the cooking that accompanies family gatherings, Simply Organic has released a new version of its critically acclaimed iPhone® recipe app for the Apple® iPad®. Available free from the iTunes® store, the latest…
Added by Tina on March 8, 2011 at 4:39pm —
Controversial star chef Gordon Ramsay is headed to The Strip with his first Las Vegas restaurant. Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that the larger-than-life TV kitchen king has signed a deal with Caesars Entertainment.
Gordon is no stranger to Las Vegas. He filmed Season 2 of Hell’s Kitchen at Green Valley Ranch. When I talked with him after the finale during that time, he told me that he wanted to have a Las Vegas outpost eventually… Continue
Added by Rosalina on December 6, 2010 at 10:03pm —
BERLIN - Two Germans fed up with eating Bratwurst sausages not fried to perfection have come up with a “Wursttoaster,” or sausage toaster, to ensure caterers no longer have an excuse to serve anything less than the best.
Marco Bruns, 25, said he and his business partner Felix Rennies, 28, came up with the idea after being less than impressed with English efforts to pull off the popular German snack on one of their frequent trips to… Continue
Added by Tina on November 18, 2010 at 4:21pm —
The prototypes scattered on Rempel's desk, including a wild rice granola bar and a canister of extracted oat oil, illustrate an insidious truth about the functional foods business: Success is nearly impossible to predict. "Look at this," says Rempel, holding up a Clif Bar wrapper. "This is a slab of sawdust infused with fruit juice. But it sells like heck. We can do better!"
The center's scientists are careful to avoid the… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on November 8, 2010 at 1:30pm —
MORETON born Claire Lara says her triumph in Masterchef: The Professionals “felt like it was a dream”. The 30-year-old won out against stiff competition to be crowned champion, and leave the judges purring. Michel Roux Jr declared, “we have discovered a diamond” and his fellow judge, Gregg Wallace stated simply, “she is a class act that girl, a class act.”
And in an exclusive interview with Wirral News, Claire Lara said: “It… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on November 2, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Is wine good for you? In moderation and as part of an overall healthy diet, the answer is yes, writes Stella Nakakande.
Among other things, the French are known for their wine drinking culture. For every meal, there is a glass of wine. It has often been said that for men, it is recommended they have not more than two… Continue
Added by Paul on July 31, 2010 at 10:11pm —
"Wine blogging is the attention-seeking barking of lonely poodles," says Ron Washam.
Few wine bloggers would be surprised to hear him say it. Washam uses his own blog, Hosemaster of Wine (hosemasterofwine.blogspot.com), to skewer the industry in general and wine blogs in particular. If your mouse scoots to your browser's close box while reading a wine blog, Washam may be the blogger for… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on February 23, 2010 at 2:21pm —
Traditional cooking skills such as poaching an egg and making shortcrust pastry Continue
are now almost obsolete, according to a new survey.
Over two thirds of today's mothers do not know how to make gravy from scratch, compared with just a third of their own mothers.
And just 15
per cent know how to make custard,…
Added by TheOrganicChef on February 19, 2010 at 11:55am —
Archaeologists in Israel claimed to have found an antique device which was used to prepare wine during sixth and seventh century.
The 1,400-year-old machine, which was found near Kibbutz Hafetz-Haim, south of Tel-Aviv, is believed to be one of the largest wine presses ever discovered in the country, said Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Monday.
"The size of the wine press attests to the fact that the
Added by TheOrganicChef on February 17, 2010 at 11:30am —
Bing just launched
a nifty new feature for any cooks out there. When you search for a food item, Bing will now show recipe results that involve the item. So if I search for macaroni, I’ll see a tab to the left of results that will show me “Macaroni Recipes.”
Recipe results are pulled from a variety of recipe websites including… Continue
Added by TasteAndShare on January 25, 2010 at 8:26pm —
Analysts and breweries are bullish on "third-category beer" sales as Japan's alcoholic tastes nosedive
Japan may be set to see signs of economic recovery in 2010, but the Japanese beer industry will unfortunately remain in the swampy depths of fake beer propagation.
Japan Today reports that the big four Japanese breweries are hoping to see double-digit sales growth for their dreaded "third-category beers," low-priced… Continue
Added by TheOrganicChef on January 21, 2010 at 12:58pm —
Could fast-food wrath be the new road rage? That’s the question some observers are asking this week, after a Toledo, Ohio, woman reacted to the news that her local McDonald’s was no longer serving Chicken McNuggets by punching her fist through the restaurant's drive-thru window. Charged with felony vandalism, Melodi Dushane, 24, joins a growing number of fast-food lovers who give way to violence when they can’t have it their way. Here, six more drive-thru showdowns that will live in… Continue
Added by Paul on January 19, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Long before Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor of this sunny and now completely bankrupt state, he starred not only in such screen gems as Stay Hungry and the Terminator films, but in a catalog of Japanese food and beverage commercials. Maybe there's an answer to Sacramento's budget woes: sell ads for the state of California on Japanese television. Or Chinese, maybe, if anyone's interested in a little debt consolidation.
Added by TasteAndShare on January 13, 2010 at 11:00pm —
LONDON (WKOW) -- Researchers at the Imperial College London have developed a synthetic alcohol substitute that could give users the pleasant feelings of tipsiness without affecting the parts of the brain that lead to barroom brawls and addictions.
The synthetic alcohol is developed from chemicals related to Valium and works like alcohol on nerves in the brain that provide a feeling of well being and relaxation.
Professor David… Continue
Added by TheOrganicChef on January 13, 2010 at 4:52pm —
Gordon Ramsay will reportedly cook Christmas dinner for the Beckhams this year.
The 43-year-old TV star usually provides the family with a chef from one of his restaurants to prepare the festive meal, but there is no-one available this time, the Sunday Mirror claims.
A source close to the Beckhams told the newspaper: "Gordon wasn't going to leave his friends in the lurch. There is no one better to be cooking your Christmas dinner, so… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on November 25, 2009 at 9:00am —
Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them?
Yes, the people at Twitter — the social media site on which users post messages no longer than 140 characters — are getting into the wine business, putting together an ambitious project aimed at raising money for literacy.
While others have used Twitter to raise money for or attention to various issues, the project, which launches Thursday, is the first… Continue
Added by Peter Swan on October 20, 2009 at 12:49pm —
An 11-Year-Old Chef Shares Her Sophisticated, Yet Easy, Recipes for the Italian Rice Dish
Most 11-year-olds can microwave leftovers, or whip themselves up a peanut butter and jelly. But how many can really show you a great risotto?
Romilly Newman is not your average 11-year-old. An ambitious young woman, she taught herself how to cook by watching the food network, and now she has mastered recipes that would make… Continue
Added by TAS Team on October 12, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Just over two and a half million years ago, our brains swelled. Less than a million years later, they swelled again, our posture and our gait changed, our jaws shrank, and we grew taller. These two evolutionary changes define our species, distinguishing us from our fellow primates.
Richard Wrangham has new ideas about why these changes occurred. He has no argument with the generally accepted wisdom that our first transformation – from nimble tree-climbing australopithecines… Continue
Added by TAS Team on October 6, 2009 at 2:42pm —
It is champagne's bubbles which give the drink flavour and fizz, and glasses that
promote bubbles will improve the drinking experience, scientists say.
Research shows there are up to 30 times more flavour-enhancing chemicals in the bubbles than in the rest of the drink.
Wine experts say the finding changes completely our understanding of the role of bubbles in sparkling drinks.
The study is reported in the journal Proceedings of the… Continue
Added by TAS Team on October 5, 2009 at 5:30pm —