Four Of The Worlds Latest Food Trends...

Oct 31, 2013 by

Everyone loves food. After all, there is really nothing else like a delicious piece of chocolate cake for dessert or a nutritious meal at lunch that will power you through the rest of your day. Food nourishes the body, helps it heal, and also helps the body release the right hormones that make you feel relaxed or elated. When it comes to food, much like fashion, trends come and go. So take advantage of the trends to enjoy some of the best food options before they become harder to find. Continue reading for four recent food trends that have really made it big, and may even be here to stay. Fresh Juices at Home Juicers have become hugely popular as more people are learning about the incredible health benefits of juicing on a regular...

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Six Perfect Parisian Bistros

Oct 31, 2013 by

Paris has some superb Bistro’s that are just perfect, offering impeccable cooking on a little terrace just fit for eaves dropping. Here are my six favourites. Le Chateaubriand Another screamingly obvious member of my favourites club, but Le Chateaubriand is inextricably entwined with some of my most delicious moments of the past decade. Inaki Aizpitarte was Paris’s first truly rock and roll chef, with zero pretence and incredible talent. He has managed to stay true to the values behind his cooking, keeping a tight ship amongst the Le Chateaubriand and Le Dauphin teams, while making a name for himself and subsequently influencing gastronomic experiences worldwide. I love that you can still have an off night at Le Chateaubriand when they fiddle with the tasting menu of the day and maybe go too far, and...

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Vegetarianism And Risk Of Tooth Decay...

Oct 30, 2013 by

Whether becoming vegetarian is a personal choice or a medical choice, keeping a balanced diet is pertinent to reducing risk of tooth decay and other oral diseases. Eating a nutritious diet is not just for reducing heart disease! Are vegetarians at risk? While a vegetarian diet can provide health benefits, when eliminating certain food groups (like protein and calcium), it is important to supplement that diet with vegetables and alternatives that fulfill those food group requirements. If you’re an adult on a prolonged vegetarian diet, you should be aware that not fulfilling your protein and calcium food group can increase your risk of periodontal (gum) disease. What Does Calcium and Protein Do For Teeth? Calcium contributes to bone development, bone strengthening, and healthy tooth enamel. It is important to increase calcium intake when we...

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The Changing Landscape Of California Wine...

Oct 29, 2013 by

The Changing Landscape of California Wine A generation ago, California wine meant Napa Valley. For the average consumer, Napa Valley still stands tallest among American wine producing regions, but when the region only produces approximately two percent of the nation’s wine, prices tend to be dramatically higher than they are elsewhere, which leads many consumers to become more accustomed to drinking wine from other regions. The landscape of California wine is changing, here’s how: The rise of new growing regions: About 10 years ago, Santa Barbara burst onto the international wine scene because of its Pinot Noir, largely with the help of a little movie called Sideways that is still the biggest hit in the history of wine related movies. We’ve seen similar movements into prominence from Sonoma County (both for cooler climate varietals...

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The Nutrition Files: Practical Advice For Changing Your Diet And Eating Better...

Oct 29, 2013 by

Do you think that you’re a healthy eater? People know that there’s an obesity problem in the United States, but few think that they’re part of the problem. There was a study done on the eating habits of the average American, and you may be a bit surprised by the results. Doctors recommend that you eat 2,000 calories a day, but most people consume 3,800 calories a day. Out of all of the people surveyed, 25% of respondents said that they eat fast food every day. And those people who choose to eat fast food everyday have it take up 47% of the calories they consume on a daily basis. If you want to stay healthy and get fit, you need to start by changing the way that you eat. People already know that...

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Say Goodbye To Food Waste This Fall...

Oct 28, 2013 by

Did you know that worldwide, we throw away a third of our food? Worse, here in America, we throw out 40% of the food we buy. This is an enormous waste of money (By conservative estimates, food waste costs each household at least $1400 annually), but it’s also a large environmental problem. Why? The food that we throw out is one of the top causes of the methane gas that emanates from our nation’s landfills. Also, growing, processing, packaging, and shipping food uses resources, and when the food isn’t even consumed, those resources have been spent for nothing…they’ve just been wasted. The good news is that household food waste is a problem you can actually do something about, and you won’t even have to turn your life upside down. Plus, though many environmentally-friendly lifestyle...

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The Secrets Of Wine

Oct 27, 2013 by

Many people drink wine regularly but don’t even know the about the benefits of this drink or the vast history that lies beneath that divine taste. For ages wine has been considered to be the liquor of the Gods and cultivating grape vine is an activity that has been in progress from the ancient times. Alexander the Great, the famous ruler, thought wine to be “ the essence of grape vine, the power of the Earth and the eternity of the Sun”. Grape wine was supposed to have been spread from Asia several years ago while the first wine was produced in Mesopotamia 5000 years ago. The oldest bottle of wine has been discovered in a Roman tomb somewhere in Germany around 1867. The Romans are considered to be the most competent and efficient...

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Stuffed Camel – An Outrageous BBQ Recipe...

Oct 27, 2013 by

If you own a Weber BBQ you will, at one point or another, have done some experimentation in terms of what can be cooked on and in it. And when you consider all the attachments available from Weber today, why wouldn’t you? You can use your BBQ to cook pizza, roast chicken, casseroles and much more. Some may even had tried to grill a Turducken on their BBQ. This dish consists of a deboned turkey, stuffed with a deboned duck that, in turn, has been stuffed with a chicken. Outrageous, right? Not really, when you take into consideration that certain Bedouin tribes in North Africa eat stuffed camel. Originally this was widely considered to be a myth, but in actual fact, it is a traditional dish served at weddings and other special events, primarily...

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The Benefits Of Ordering Food Online...

Oct 26, 2013 by

They say the restaurant business is always a money maker because people always have to eat. This is true, but recently there has been a shift in the way many people get food. People lead very busy lives, especially when juggling their home, work, school, and social lives; and the internet has helped people organize their days efficiently and is now being used for purchasing goods and services as well. Online Shopping People have begun to use the internet for e-commerce, which is simply the act of purchasing goods and services remotely from home on computers or even on the go using mobile internet ready devices. There are many websites which allow people to shop around in a virtual store for everything from electronics to clothing, to cars, and even food. Some of the...

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Take A Seat: Four French Bistros...

Oct 25, 2013 by

These four bistros are like a favourite ex-boyfriend – flawed but still charming. Historic 1990s interiors welcome you to take a seat. These bistros have up-to-date cooking in an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are eating lunch in a history book. Aux Lyonnais Perhaps the best bistro in Paris, and certainly the best bouchon Lyonnais (restaurant serving traditional Lyonnais dishes) outside Lyon. Alain Ducasse applied his expertise to this famous establishment in 2002. Already an emblem of Parisian gastronomic history, it would have been easy to rely on its reputation and the undying affection Parisians have for la cuisine lyonnaise to maintain a decent clientele. But although all the classics are right there on the menu (blanquette de veau, quenelles a la Lyonnaise, sauce Nantua), many have been subtly tweaked and lightened....

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The DNA Of French Bistros

Oct 25, 2013 by

Paris is famous for Michelin star restaurant dining, but Bistro’s are a perfect port of call for those who skipped breakfast or are worn out after a hard day shopping. I’m going to tell you about my four favourite Parisian bistros, where you’ll find the DNA of French bistros. Au Bistro This is in such an appealing street. I love that, just a few steps from worldwide style mecca, Colette, you can find a butcher, a fruit seller and a few great little wine bars where local office workers are still the faithful clientele. Au Bistro is similarly unsophisticated, with a rather strange, high banquette you have to climb into and tables which squash you into your neighbours plate. Not a place to come with gossip or secrets. The food is heart and very...

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Gourmet Etiquette Tips

Oct 24, 2013 by

The night is young – but it might not be long Paris has adopted the rather annoying two-sittings systems, either at 7:30 or much later at 9:30/10pm, in many of its restaurants. The maîtres d’s are a little less explicit in reminding you that you only have the table for two hours before the infinitely more important people dining after you arrive, than, say, in London, but be prepared nevertheless. Always, always call if you cannot make it There are no excuses. Unless they involve an ambulance or an undertaker. Always check what sort of menu(s) the restaurant offers As the vogue in Paris’s hot restaurants is for the no-choice tasting menu – or often formule, with simply a choice of fish or meat mains – make sure you know what you are getting...

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5 Wines Perfect For October

Oct 24, 2013 by

October is arguably the most important month in the wine calendar. The grapes are coming in, squeezed pressed and the vineyards are nearly bare again for winter. Everywhere – in the northern hemisphere anyway – wine lovers are celebrating. Just putting aside those summer cocktails and beers is enough to get people serious again. While your wine doesn’t have to be serious, it is nice to reflect a little, renew your determination and ponder the coming winter. This list is so you don’t have to ponder too long: 1. 2012 Kofererhof – Pinot Grigio Trentino Alto Adige This one is worth the rave reviews. Organic, at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, grapes are raised high and cool, between 700 and 800 meters above sea level. And like many Alto Adige wineries, a number...

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Two Vietnamese Noodle Recipes

Oct 23, 2013 by

Bowls of rice noodles are traditionally eaten throughout the day for breakfast to late at night in Vietnam. In the north, the day kicks off with a big bowl of Hanoi Soup Noodles or pho (pronounced like ‘fur’) – fragrant with spices and full of beef, rice sticks, herbs and crunchy bean sprouts. Its southern counterpart, Saigon Soup or hu tieu (also known as Cambodian Soup) is a mix of meat, chicken or seafood in chicken broth, with rice sticks or flat egg noodles, and fresh salad ingredients on the side. It seems every region has its own speciality, from cold dishes to rich spicy broths. Not every soup has noodles and not every noodle bowl includes soup. Rice vermicelli, bean threads, fine Chinese-style egg noodles, fresh rice ribbons and soft, snow-white noodle sheets...

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8 Incredibly Scrumptious Food And Beer Pairings...

Oct 23, 2013 by

When we think of beer and food pairings, the only ones we can come up with are probably: beer and nuts, beer and chips, and beer and hot chicken wings. In fact, when we drink beer it’s usually at the bar with friends and it involves lots of talking and lots of laughter. A meal is something taken before or after the actual beer drinking session. Little do we know there are actually a number of great beer and food pairings. Wine isn’t the only drink that can complement your favourite meal. Beer, with its many different types of brews and types of fermentation, is a great alternative to wine when it comes to food and drink pairing. These are the eight great beer and food pairings you should try: 1. Cheese and Any...

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Why You Need Calcium In Your Diet...

Oct 23, 2013 by

Why You Need Calcium In Your Diet Even if you have a healthy diet it can still be hard to get the right balance of nutrients and vitamins that you need from your food in your body. Depending on taste and preferences there are probably some foods that you avoid like the bubonic plague. That being said, our bodies need certain things to run properly. Our heart, bones, blood, and internal organs are important, and to keep everything functioning we need to feed our bodies properly. Only you can decide what you want to put in your body but it is important to find out what you need so you can eat accordingly. If you want to evaluate your diet, take pictures or write down everything you eat for a week. That way you...

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Dietary Habits That Will Stain Your Teeth...

Oct 22, 2013 by

You are what you eat, and that goes for more than just your body. Teeth take a toll when you consume the wrong foods and drinks, allowing cavities, gingivitis and staining to take over. Even when you brush three times a day, floss, rinse with mouthwash and invest in a tongue scraper, too much of certain foods can stick around and leave unwanted — and expensive — footprints on your teeth. As you may imagine, one of the primary indications that something stains teeth is intensity of the color. “If it can stain a white tablecloth, it will stain your teeth” is a common rule of thumb when determining staining abilities. The deep color of these foods comes from the intense pigmentation of molecules, called chromogens. Chromogens have a tendency to latch onto the...

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Top 5 Health Foods To Best Eat Raw...

Oct 21, 2013 by

Unless you’re a screaming toddler trying to down your chicken nuggets and macaroni off a restaurant’s kid’s menu, most of us try to add more greens to our diet.  Eating healthy and being food conscious is always a more nutritious and beneficial way to live.  Watching what you put into your body can better your health and disease prevention as well as give you more energy and help your metabolism and nutrition absorption.  There are plenty of dietary routes to take to achieve a more healthy eating habit. We’ve all been taught to stray away from processed foods that contain nothing but fats and sugars.  These preserved and freeze-dried, packaged and ‘enhanced’ foods lack a lot of nutrients that many scientists and nutritionists feel are important for a person’s daily intake.  As a substitute...

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Food Safety Warnings On Menus

Oct 17, 2013 by

You may have noticed while dining at your favorite restaurant that a small message lies at the bottom of the menu–printed in such a fine print that you can barely read it. What does this message mean? Applying to certain items on the menu, these messages serve as a warning to customers. The FDA requires restaurants to disclose to their customers the risks associated with eating undercooked animal products, and as a result, any menu item containing it must also include a food safety warning. What does ‘undercooked’ mean? All animal products contain a small amount of bacteria. Cooking these foods to an adequate internal temperature should kill harmful bacteria, and the consumer should not get food poisoning. A restaurant can still serve ‘undercooked’ food, however the institution does have the responsibility to warn...

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The Magic of Kefir

Oct 17, 2013 by

As a mother of 2, I like to find healthy options for my family that isn’t too time consuming to prepare and can be purchased within a reasonable budget. Earlier this past summer I stumbled across the drink ‘Kefir’ at a local health food store. I purchased a small milk size bottle of some blueberry kefir, brought it home and went to my computer to look up all of the benefits this drink had to offer. Kefir (pronounced kee-fer) first originated in the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe centuries ago and is one of the oldest cultured milks. History has it that the name comes from the Turkish word “keif” whose meaning falls along the lines of ‘good feeling’. Some say that God fed Moses and the Israelites with some kind of kefir in...

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5 Great Resources To Help Find The Best Restaurants In The Mid-West...

Oct 17, 2013 by

The Midwest is a great region filled with friendly faces, fun things to see and do and some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether you live in the region, travel there for work, visit for fun or head to the Midwest to spend the holidays with your family, you want to know more about the best restaurants. Check out some great resources to find those amazing restaurants. Chickasaw County Website If your travels take you to Chickasaw County, Oklahoma, head to the official website of the county for help locating the top restaurants. Though the area has a number of chain restaurants and familiar companies, you’ll also find some restaurants you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Search for restaurants by name, and view pictures of the interior, exterior and even...

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Top Fort McMurray Tantalizing Dishes...

Oct 16, 2013 by

Fort McMurray is no exception when it comes to a bevy of tantalizing restaurants serving unique dishes and flavorful cuisine. From traditional creations to more exotic dishes, you’re sure to have a culinary adventure when sampling the menus in Fort McMurray. Local Cuisine Fuji Japanese Restaurant will satisfy your craving for Japanese cuisine. Their extensive menu features an assortment of appetizers from deep-fried tofu to pan fried prawns and scallops. Perk up your palate with a bowl of Miso soup or seaweed or crab salad and follow with an order of Canadian salmon or tuna sashimi, spicy teriyaki or tempura rols New York steak and sushi. The restaurant offers dine in service, take out and delivery. Customers leave Soleilki Japanese Restaurant fully satisfied. The appetizers alone are a meal with an assortment of wonton,...

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How to Cook Bohemian Pork Roast...

Oct 16, 2013 by

Just the thought of eating pork roast makes us feel hungry. And when the pork roast is a Bohemian one, then it is a different ball game all together. You cannot stop yourself from devouring it. Such is the magic of this wonderful food. It will always come first in your most-wanted food items when you are asked what is it that you would love to eat. But do you feel that you need to wait for your wife to cook this delicious dish for you? How wonderful would it be if you were able to cook it on your own as and when you wanted to eat it? Imagine your wife has gone out for a business trip and you want to treat yourself with some delicious food. You are not in the...

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How Modern Cooking And Polite Society Caused Impacted Wisdom Teeth And Overbites...

Oct 15, 2013 by

Have you looked at a chimp’s teeth recently? Probably not, but if you did, you would notice that their teeth are very different from ours. Our closest primate ancestors use their teeth very differently, and as a result they have substantially different dentition. But it isn’t just other primates with teeth different from ours, our earliest human relatives had very different teeth and jaws from us because modern society has led to changes in our eating habits that affect the way our teeth develop. According to neuromuscular dentist Dr. Adam Hahn, “Our teeth and jaws develop from a complex interplay of forces, and as that interplay of forces changes, so will our teeth.” Cooking Made Wisdom Teeth Not So Wise One of the first changes to our teeth came when we started cooking. Before...

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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Indian Food Dining Experience...

Oct 14, 2013 by

Indian food has become a popular cuisine choice in many parts of the world. It is known to be full of flavor and aromas created by the unique spices used in its preparation. Food is a big part of Indian culture, therefore good Indian food restaurants should leave diners with a feeling of authenticity. Whether you are looking for a new and special kind of dining experience and want to try Indian food for the first time or are visiting a recently opened Indian restaurant in your area, here are a few tips that may help you enjoy this culinary adventure to its fullest. Explore the Menu and Ask for Suggestions Menus at Indian food restaurants are full of exoticly named dishes that can be overwhelming at first to grasp. It’s difficult to know...

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