An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food

Cover: We love to bad-mouth processed foods – usually while our mouths are full of it. IcemanJ via Getty Images An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food We love to bad-mouth processed foods – usually while our mouths are full of it. IcemanJ via Getty Images Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State …

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How England became the ‘sweetshop of Europe’

Cover: By the 17th century, wealthy Britons were already experiencing the delights of expensive sugar confections. Wikimedia Commons How England became the ‘sweetshop of Europe’ By the 17th century, wealthy Britons were already experiencing the delights of expensive sugar confections. Wikimedia Commons Mimi Goodall, University of Oxford In September 1591, Queen Elizabeth I stopped during …

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Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time they are served.’ Tom Grundy/Shutterstock.com

What to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers? Look to the French

Cover: Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time they are served.’ Tom Grundy/Shutterstock.com What to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers? Look to the French Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time …

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INDULGENCE FOR A GOOD CAUSE: WINE AND WISHES 2015

    Indulgence for a Good Cause: Wine and Wishes 2015 Written By:  Raymond Castillo     On the evening of Feb 7, 2015, as many as 800 attendees traveled to Treasure Island for the 14th Annual Wine & Wishes fund raising event.  This was a celebration organized together with the city’s best chefs and …

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TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL

Truffles indeed remind us to stop and appreciate the finer things in life, to seek great food experiences and to continue to explore what the dynamic California culinary scene has in store. Because life is too short for anything less. TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL by: Carla Sia In life, there are …

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26TH ANNUAL PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY – GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST

An immersive epicurean experience in Dry Creek Valley, nestled in the heart of Sonoma County.   26TH ANNUAL PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY   TICKET SALES START FEB. 1ST   Tickets Expected to Sell Out Early for California’s Longest-Running Passport Wine Weekend   Tickets sales open Sunday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. PST for the …

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Wine and Wishes 2015: A Celebration of the Best Local Food and Wine to Support Make-A-Wish

The spectacular view of the Bay Lights and the San Francisco skyline from Treasure Island.         Wine and Wishes 2015: A Celebration of the Best Local Food and Wine to Support Make-A-Wish     The 14th annual Wine and Wishes® event, being held on Saturday, February 7th 2015 on Treasure Island, features …

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TAPAS, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR OF MADRID

    Tapas, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR of Madrid by:  Raquel Guerrero     Under a full moon, I strolled along Madrid’s busy and festive streets.  It was the 26th day of September, half past six in the evening.  The air was filled with the aroma of sweet vermouth, spices, and hyacinth.  Retracing my steps along …

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SOMTUM DER NYC: ISAN-THAI KITCHEN MEETS NEW YORK FARMS

  Southeast of Union Square lies a strip of village shops and cafés- half of them still echoing a tired genre of drug shot, tattoo and piercing persona and half gentrified neighborhood of Avenue A. Where the local East Villager ages away, a new breed of global hipsters began to etch their mark on this …

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OKTOBERFEST AT BLAUE GANS

    OKTOBERFEST at Blaue Gans     Kurt Gutenbrunner’s convivial Tribeca eatery, Blaue Gans, will be THE place to celebrate Oktoberfest this year.   From September 20th through the end of October, guests can enjoy special German Oktoberfest beers as well as food specials including pork roast, dumplings, sauerkraut, a variety of schnitzel, a famous …

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