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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thumann’s & Dutch Quality House Chicken Fillet Recall

  Wayne Farms has recalled close to 53,000 pounds of frozen, breaded, fully cooked Italian-style chicken breast fillet products. They contain egg, which is not noted on the label and is a known allergen. According to the USDA, the following … Continue reading

Obesity May Be Solved with Plant Oil

Doctors and scientists have known for a long time that the amount of abdominal fat present in a person’s body is directly proportional to the likelihood of that person to suffer from heart attack, high blood pressure, hypertension, and other … Continue reading

It’s All About Clams

One of the most delicious seafood that you can ever eat is clams. There’s no questioning the soft, succulent flesh almost melting in your mouth. Eaten raw, fresh clams have a consistency akin to young coconut meat and a taste … Continue reading

Culinary Courses Becoming Top Choice for College

Good never ceases to be the object of fascination for people. We’ve seen some dishing out excellent dishes on their cooking shows, some guy raising hell in his kitchen, a bunch of chefs trying to best each other in cooking … Continue reading

What’s in the Aroma?

How do perceive aroma in food? Is it in the ingredients used for a dish? Is it in the way it is cooked? Or is it something else? According to a study presented to the Flavor and Fragrance Journal: Food … Continue reading

Interview with Chef Michelle Garcia

  Doing something you love is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to a job. After all, it helps you keep going with your work, and it serves as a motivation for you to continue … Continue reading

Trader Joe’s Pizza Al Pollo Asado Recalled

131,000 pounds of 10 oz packages of Trader Joe’s Pizza Al Pollo Asado products were recalled because they contain an allergen, wheat, not declared on the label. Wheat is a known allergen.   From the USDA: “Individual packages bear the establishment … Continue reading

Radioactive Iodine Detected in U.S. – Natural Alternatives to Potassium Iodide Tablets

As the tragedy at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in north eastern Japan spirals out of control, most nuclear experts agree a meltdown is in progress. There is damage to fuel rods, radiation in the water leaking from the plant … Continue reading

Most Expensive Meals in the World

If you are thinking that you have spent an awful lot for that dinner date with your girlfriend. Sorry to say, but it is likely that you only spent a fraction of what a truly expensive meal is. There are … Continue reading

The Comfort of Comfort Foods

Do you know what chicken noodle soup, kim chi, fried chicken, and that odd sunny-side up fried eggs have in common? They are all considered as comfort food. While each person has his own preferred dish, the fact that they … Continue reading

Interview with Michelle Garcia

“Twitter is a great tool to get on the same wave length as your customers. No one is above anyone and really cool conversation can come from that.” Those are the words of pastry Chef Michelle Garcia, co-owner and Executive … Continue reading

$70,000 Cognac (Actually $70,155)

A while back, Spence Cooper did a great piece on the most expensive Cognacs in the world. We’ve got a newbie to add to this category. While Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Grande Champagne Très Vieille Age Inconnu does not make the … Continue reading

Something to Think about on Stick Day

Hilarity is man’s nature. Wherever you go, you can see humorous depictions of everyday life. Actually, if you look hard enough, every day is a humorous day. Even food is not immune to that. Just take for example today’s special … Continue reading

Chinese Scientists Engineer GM Cows to Produce Human Milk

According to China Daily, Li Ning, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at China Agricultural University, claims Chinese scientists have created a herd of more than 200 genetically modified … Continue reading

NY Museum of Food and Drink’s Kick-Off Lunch

Among the most interesting of fundraising lunches would be that of the New York Museum of Food and Drink’s lunch affair. The biggest names in the dining industry, generous diners, and celebrated chefs all banded together to help kick-start a … Continue reading

Want to Help Japan? Go Eat at a Restaurant

In the wake of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami that had affected countless lives, it can be quite refreshing to know that even until now, help is being given. And it can even come in different ways. Take, for example, … Continue reading

Life, On the Line (In the Eyes of Grant Achatz)

For a chef, taste is the most basic of senses. Not only is it basic, it is also the most important. How do you think would a chef react if, by some twist of fate, he faces the threat of … Continue reading

Interview with Jan Colson

  Jan Colson is the Marketing Director for Pizzeria Venti systems. Jan has been with the Company for two years and has seen the growth associated with Twitter. The restaurant’s approach with customers is one-on-one.  Twitter has allowed Pizzeria Venti to … Continue reading

The Season for Salt

Salt is one of the greatest spices ever known to man. Time and time again, we have seen just how important salt is to the lifestyle of mankind. It is a necessary tool for survival, a form of currency, a … Continue reading

Food Pics: Doughnuts

I always had been fascinated by this soft, round oftentimes and sweet chewy dough that are glazed with delicious sweetness, filled with variety of flavor, or sprinkled with my favorite toppings. I still remember how would it make me so happy when my mom comes home with a box … Continue reading

Removing Peanut Aflatoxin

Peanuts are some of the best snacks that man has ever known. It’s rich in proteins, high in good cholesterol, a great source of energy (plus brain food for those studying), and a healthy alternative to French fries and potato … Continue reading

Writing Your Own Food Blog

If you are reading this, you are probably one of those people (like me) who are constantly thinking about food. I wake up hungry each day and by the time breakfast is over I am already thinking about lunch and … Continue reading

Having Fun on Pecan Day

Answer this question: what is the only nut tree native to North America? Yes, that’s right, it’s pecans. This March 25, 2011, is the perfect day for us to honor such an special nut. These simple nuts are not to … Continue reading

Radiation Fears Spark Widening Global Ban on Japanese Food Imports

As a result of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that has caused a severe radiation leak from the Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Food and Drug Administration has pledged to halt imports of dairy products and produce from the … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Today is March 24 and it is officially Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. If you are a fan of these delicious morsels, it is time to celebrate. Juicy, plump raisins covered in thick and decadent chocolate. A perfect treat for kids … Continue reading

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen: Bringing Cooking to the Next Level

Cooking shows are all great when it comes to entertainment. They can be full of quirky characters, cursing chefs, traveling hosts, among other things. Now, another chef has joined the club and is now hosting his own show. Now, the … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for Modern Times

For many, drinking wine is one of the best experiences in dining. The smooth flow of the drink, its unique flavor, heady bouquet, and eye-catching color all contribute to the reputation that wines have today. We are aware that the … Continue reading

Can Eating Longer Keep Us From Snacking?

That’s a question many of us are probably asking ourselves. With obesity and other weight-related problems being the talk of the day, reducing the calories we eat seems to be the proper way. We’ve got cooks saying that we should … Continue reading

Denny’s Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sundae

Yup, it is true. Denny’s may have outdone KFC’s Double Down. Not good enough to have a bacon pyramid, Denny’s went the extra mile this time to include bacon in dessert (and they are offering a buy one get one … Continue reading

Edible Dirt, Anyone?

You might wonder how far chefs would go to convince you that their food is fresh, so don’t be surprised if you get served with a plate of tender cooked vegetables on top of a bed of “dirt”. Yes, you … Continue reading

Life, On The Line: A Book Review

Once in a while, we get to read a book that serves as an inspiration for the fighter in each and every one of us. A good example for us is a book co-written by one of the most creative … Continue reading

Another Food Scandal in China – Tainted Pork

According to a report in China’s state news agency, Xinhua, three senior officials in central China have been suspended, and 22 have been arrested in the Henan province on charges of adding the drugs clenbuterol and ractopamine to pig feed … Continue reading

A Light Treat with Melba Toast

It’s something of a light treat for some, for others, a staple for weak stomachs. Whatever the purpose, it won’t change the fact that a Melba toast is a delicious breakfast food. Light and crisp, it makes for a better … Continue reading

First Lady Obama Releases Her First Book

First Lady Michelle Obama sure has a lot of reasons to smile these days. One of these is her first book that will take on the spirit of her campaign – food. Every First Lady seeks to make a mark … Continue reading

Delta BusinessElite Detroit to Japan: Awesome Airplane Food

Our trip to the Philippines began on March 16. We spent a week eating delicious food in Austin, TX during the SXSW conference. Some highlights were La Sombra, Torchy’s at Trailer Park Eatery and Uchi, (yes, I am behind on … Continue reading

JP Morgan Profits From Food Stamp Program – Outsources Help Calls to India

Last year, Wall Street banks and securities firms raked in a record $135 billion, including compensation and benefits. Meanwhile, despite all the bogus media hype to the contrary, the economy on main street is a “dead man walking”. These Wall … Continue reading

Bodum Bistro Universal Knife Block: Handy Knife Storage

Living in the urban jungle means that you have to make do with what you have. This means that you need to maximize whatever is available. Now, one of the biggest problems faced by the typical city-dweller is kitchen space. … Continue reading

James Beard Awards Finalists 2011

Forget the Oscars, for foodies, it’s James Beard that matters. Each year I look forward in anticipation to the announcement of the finalists and to finding out in May who wins. The list just came out… who do you want … Continue reading

Health Alert: Japanese Food May Be Contaminated with Radiation

Perhaps the biggest news that can cause us some level of worry would be the explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Despite what officials are saying, that the level of radiation released is at the minimum, there’s still the … Continue reading

Turkey Soup with Rice: A Hearty Meal for Chilly Nights

One of the best home-cooked meals that anyone can prepare is turkey soup. Not only is this so easy to make, it also takes full advantage of the flavors that only turkey can bring. Had leftover turkey from yesterday’s dinner? … Continue reading