11 August 2021

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Some restaurants have much riding on Michelin tires

Some restaurants have much riding on Michelin tires


Did you know that the top selling tire brand company in the world has a lot to do with top restaurant ratings worldwide? In fact, the Michelin tire pe...
21 July 2021

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Create a dining mood with tablescaping

Create a dining mood with tablescaping


A beautiful “properly set table” makes the perfect canvas on which to serve delicious food.
23 June 2021

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Doughnuts’ popularity dates back to WWI

Doughnuts’ popularity dates back to WWI


The Salvation Army is known for many things, like its thrift shops, red shield logo, the sound of handbells and the hanging red kettles during the Chr...
26 May 2021

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Time to fire up the grill for burgers

Time to fire up the grill for burgers


Who could have ever imagined that a ground beef patty placed between two pieces of bread would become the most influential food of our time? There...
14 April 2021

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‘Fast-Food Nation’ looks to future products

‘Fast-Food Nation’ looks to future products


Couch potato! No way. Instead, I have been as busy as popcorn in a hot skillet. I just finished reading the latest issue of Fast-Food Nation. Three ar...
24 March 2021

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‘Birds’ assist with easy-as-pie recipes

‘Birds’ assist with easy-as-pie recipes


“Sing a song of six pence, a pocket full of rye, four and twenty black birds baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing.” Wa...
17 February 2021

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Pandemic stirs up interest in the kitchen

Pandemic stirs up interest in the kitchen


Slice, dice, whisk and bake. Confidence in the family kitchen has soared, according to researchers and pollsters as reports begin to reveal how the CO...
27 January 2021

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Lessons from the Blue Zones

Lessons from the Blue Zones


We’ve climbed to the top of the 2021 calendar despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have come to understand the fragility of our planet a...
02 December 2020

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Cookie cutters make mark on the holiday

Cookie cutters make mark on the holiday


  The tree is trimmed, candles glow, angels sing and “white thumbs” panic as they find themselves kicking into high speed. The mission is ...
14 October 2020

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Garlic does more than ward off evil

Garlic does more than ward off evil


This month, I decided to “raise the stakes” with a conversation about one of my favorite flavoring ingredients, garlic; always fresh, not the minc...