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August 30, 2011
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  Today's Special 
  • Summer's fresh corn, 20 ways
    Fresh corn is plentiful in summer and so are the many ways it can be served. Here are 20 of them, including succotash, sauteed, steamed and pureed into a sauce. Fresh corn also can be frozen and savored long after the last harvest is a memory. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Sea Salt-Roasted Beets with Orange-Whipped Wisconsin Mascarpone. The flavors of deep, slightly sweet roasted beets combined with rich, smooth Wisconsin Mascarpone are heightened with a hint of sea salt and oranges in Sea Salt-Roasted Beets with Orange-Whipped Wisconsin Mascarpone.
  Culinary News 
  • Restaurants applaud the return of red grouper
    Restaurants are once again serving red grouper, now that populations are back to healthy levels following years of fishery management. The federal government, which closed grouper fisheries in 2005, is expected to increase commercial fishing levels this year, from 4.3 million pounds to 5.2 million. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (8/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Midwest expects a bountiful apple crop
    The apple crop in the Midwest is expected to be twice as bountiful this year compared with 2010, with some 1.27 billion pounds of apples, while the nationwide apple crop will grow 2%. Thanks to hot and rainy weather earlier in the growing season, the fruit in the Midwest is larger than last year. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Food programs benefit from Hands Across the Valley
    The 18th annual Hands Across the Valley, set for Sept. 10, will benefit food organizations including Meals on Wheels and food banks in California's Napa Valley. "If you have ever been to this event, you know it is the best party of the year -- lots of great food from some of the best restaurants in the valley, and a band that has the whole place dancing until they can't dance anymore," said participant Bob Hurley, owner of Hurley's Restaurant and Grill. Napa Valley Register (Calif.) (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Healthy Kitchen 
  • Study: Coriander oil may kill E. coli and salmonella
    The oil from the seed of the cilantro plant may prove a powerful weapon in fighting bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses including E. coli and salmonella, say researchers. The seed of the herb that's also known as coriander has long been known for its medicinal powers to relieve nausea and cramps. The Huffington Post (8/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chocolate is linked to lower heart disease risk, study shows
    An analysis in the British Medical Journal of seven studies that included 100,000 people found the highest levels of chocolate consumption were tied to a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with the lowest levels of consumption. However, the data did not differentiate between dark or milk chocolate, and any benefits could be outweighed by the high fat and sugar content of the candy, the researchers said at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. Reuters (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  What's Cookin' at The Culinary Institute 
  • Tomato-Basil Sorbet
    The Culinary Institute of America's online recipe collection is an extensive assortment of delicious recipes suitable for nearly any occasion. From ethnic-inspired dishes and classic favorites to delectable desserts, you'll find a host of recipes to choose from. Try this recipe for Tomato-Basil Sorbet. Bon appetit! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand."
--Milton Friedman,
American economist and Nobel Prize recipient

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