Chef Dorie Greenspan dishes on French food and flaming kitchens

A few pecans. A sprinkle of Armagnac. Why not? Dorie Greenspan thought.A bottom-rung baker in a chi-chi New York kitchen, Greenspan was bored making the same cake day after day, and decided...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pass the salt

Salting as a deliberate act.Sounds a bit intense. And for Mark Bitterman, it is. It’s a call to action, a plan to banish bland food.“Think about salting as a deliberate act,” says Bitterman, author...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Getting kids on right nutrition path pays off in their development

Children have different nutritional requirements than adults because of their smaller body size, rapid development during growth periods and continuing development of bone, muscle and other...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Cooked or raw, tomatoes pack nutritional punch in Gazpacho

Conventional wisdom says that cooking vegetables tends to diminish their nutritional prowess. And while there is some truth to this, it isn’t always the case.Cooking tomatoes does diminish their...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Capturing time and place in cooking

To cook like the world’s best chef you might try his recipe for snails, which instructs the reader to feed them lettuce for a couple of days, put them in a pan of water and bring it to a boil,...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pass the pie: Canned pumpkin shortage is over

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pumpkin lovers can relax: A nearly yearlong shortage of the canned stuff is over.That means an end to the hoarding, rationing and even pumpkin profiteering that have been going on...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Florida company introduces new breed of celery – red

MINNEAPOLIS – Is America ready for red celery? A Florida produce company thinks so and has bet consumers will bite on the colorful crunch of its new product.Red celery will hit selected...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash only for desserts.These subtle moves can entice kids to make...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Muffins made easy

If I’m going to bother to bake something, it had better be good.And it needs to be easy and create as little mess as possible. If it also could combine the toasty, warm, cinnamony flavors of my...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Costly choices

As Revisha Martinez pondered the cost of peaches and watermelon at a Denver store recently, she became the last stop in a complicated food production system that critics believe has turned healthy...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Child nutrition bill can’t get momentum in Congress

WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Vintners having a ball with harvest dinners

NAPA, Calif. – Once you had to be a winery or vineyard worker to get invited to a harvest dinner, the ample feasts celebrating hours of backbreaking toil. These days you just need a ticket. “People...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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