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Source:  paulswansen via flickr
Source: paulswansen via flickr
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You Don’t Need Gadgets To Cook

For some reason, people seem to love kitchen gadgets;  I don't.  Garlic peeler?  Who needs it when you have a chef's knife and a cutting board.  Quesadilla maker?  Hello frying pan, grill,  or baking sheet.

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Source:  extravigator via flickr
Source: extravigator via flickr
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Food And Music Go Hand In Hand; The Growing Trend Of Restaurant-Curated Music

Everyone has a favorite restaurant or two.  And, if you close your eyes - you can probably see it.  Your imagination can also probably conjure up the smells that first hit your nose when you enter.  And - if you're like most people - you can even HEAR what your favorite restaurant sounds like.

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Source:  Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants via flickr
Source: Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants via flickr
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Italian Wine And Food Prices Rise Due To Earthquake

Expect to pay more for your favorite Italian wines and imported foods;  Two recent earthquakes have caused destruction in their paths that are expected to affect prices for consumers.

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Source:  Steven Vance via flickr
Source: Steven Vance via flickr
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FDA Vetoes Name Change For High Fructose Corn Syrup

Despite pleas from the Corn Refiners Association, the Food and Drug Association nixed a name change for High Fructose Corn Syrup yesterday.  The industry group had applied for the name change two years ago, to counter the bad press (and reputation) that High Fructose Corn Syrup has gotten in recent years.

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Scot Rumery, Flickr
Scot Rumery, Flickr
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Are You Planning to Grill for Memorial Day? — Survey of the Day

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of grilling season.

So does that mean you will be firing up your barbecue come May 28?

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Study: 96% of restaurant entrees exceed USDA limits

Those of you, like me, that plan your outings trying to eat better and healthier might want to think twice about having something that looks healthy. New studies are out and food may not be your friend. The Mom and Pop places and locally owned are not included in this study.

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Source:  ozgurmulazimoglu via flickr
Source: ozgurmulazimoglu via flickr
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New Invention Reduces Flies At Your Favorite Restaurant

Nothing ruins a good meal more than flies.   While there's not much that can be done about a fly-ridden picnic or outdoor barbecue, a new invention hopes to eradicate the pesky flies from your next restaurant visit.

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Source:  Sifu Renka via flickr
Source: Sifu Renka via flickr
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How To Decipher Restaurant Menu’s

Menu's.  Every restaurant has one and every one is different in it's own way.  All of them have been created with some thought behind them to get you to maximize your transaction potential.  So how are you - the customer - supposed to navigate the variety of options?

The link below offers

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Source:  Alice D via flickr
Source: Alice D via flickr
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Organic Food Industry Poised For Growth

If you've noticed that the organic food section of your local supermarket is getting larger with every visit - this news should come as no surprise to you:  Sales of organic food products in the U

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Source:  kashi.com media kit
Source: kashi.com media kit
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Kashi Cereal At The Center Of Natural-Foods Boycott

Just how "natural" is "natural"?  The Kellogg-company is about to find out with  their Kashi-brands of cereal.
Kellogg's is facing anger on social media sites because of complaints that its popular Kashi brand of cold cereals doesn't live up to the company's "natural" billing on advertisements and box covers

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(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)
(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)
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Who Is Sweet Genius Chef Ron Ben-Israel?

I watch the Food Network from time to time.  Okay, I watch Food Network a lot more than I care to admit.  Ina Garten and  Alex Guarneschelli are two of my personal favorites.   Bobby Flay has grown on me (my first impression of Flay as cocky and self-centered has softened) - and so has Guy Fieri (who, when he's not criss-crossing the country visiting greasy spoons, actually has some pretty-decent cooking chops).

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Source:  Eltpics via flickr
Source: Eltpics via flickr
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100 Foods To Try Before You Die; Where Do You Stand?

Facebook's been hot with this poll the last couple of weeks and I've been reticent to allow the app to "use my confidential information" - so I keep passing on taking the test.  But as a foodie, something told me that I needed to take the test - just to see where I would end up.

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