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Wine tasting room etiquette
With Memorial Day weekend being the official celebration of the arrival of summer, wineries — both locally and across the country — are gearing up for the busy visitation season. First thing to keep in mind when visiting a winery tasting room is to …
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The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms
There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing. For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine …
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Wine tasting 101: Keep an open mind
Tasting wine seriously can feel inaccessible when everyone’s picking out the flavors of Marionberry jam and mushrooms and baking spice and you taste … grapes. “Wine can have a feeling of austerity. It’s too heady, it’s intimidating,” said Tom Gerrie …
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Tommy Tang’s Easy Thai Cooking

Tommy Tang’s Easy Thai Cooking
Chef and restaurateur Tommy Tang returns to public television with this new travel/culture series. In each episode, Tommy uncovers Thai history and cuisine, the health secrets of exotic spices, and the country’s cultural treasures and contemporary trends.
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Thai-Style Lamb Rib Chops
Trim any fat from rack. Slice between each bone of rack to make about 18 chops. In bowl, mix chops with fish sauce, ginger and pepper. One at a time, dip meat of each chop into flour. Meanwhile, in serving bowl, stir together sugar, lime juice, fish sauce …
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Tom Kha Gai: A Nourishing Thai Broth-Based Soup
He says that food wasn’t even the intention of his trip, but he couldn’t help falling in love with it — especially Thai soups. Years later, when Craig become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, he saw those amazing soups with a new understanding… They …
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Health Tip: Food Prep 101

Health Tip: Food Prep 101
(HealthDay News) — Nothing chases away the college-cafeteria blues faster than preparing your own food. But make sure you handle it properly to avoid getting you and your roomies sick. The foodsafety.gov website suggests: Wash your hands frequently with …
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Sunshine Health Foods
Sunshine Health Foods is a local “mom & pop” store, independently owned for 37 years. We carry many products and have a knowledgeable staff to help you. Come see our extensive line of vitamin & mineral supplements, body building products, essential oils …
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16 Healthy Sour And Bitter Foods
They may make your face scrunch up like a prune, but sour and bitter foods have a lot to offer for your health. “There are definitely no cons to consuming foods that taste sour and/or bitter,” says health and nutrition expert Rosanna Lee, who is based in …
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Pickled Indian Vegetables

Pickled Indian Vegetables
When completely cool, cover and place in the refrigerator. The Pickled Indian vegetables will keep for about 4 weeks stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator. We suggest using beefsteak tomatoes because of their red color and firm texture. There may be …
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Indian scrambled eggs
Heat the oil and butter in a small non-stick frying pan. Add the onion and fry for about four minutes, until soft. Beat together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and pour into the pan and scramble as normal. Take them off the heat when they are cooked …
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Fridge magnet: Indian food spices up cooking routine
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End of the line for Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Temecula

End of the line for Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Temecula
A franchisee who runs Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Inland region, the Costa Mesa-based Gala Corporation, has closed the Temecula location. The restaurant, which was shuttered on Tuesday, opened in 2012, taking over a building near the Promenade mall …
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Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que Announces D.C. Area Expansion
A top-notch barbecue joint—favored by President Barack Obama and his staff—is slated to open in D.C. soon. As first reported by Tulsa World and the Kansas City Star, Oklahoma Joe’s, co-founded and owned by ‘cue impresario Joe Davidson, is planning on …
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Houston’s Rodeo season kicks off with annual World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
Houston, get ready for the rodeo season. The annual World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest kicked off Thursday with more than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the cookoff competition. Each of the 250 teams has their own team tents …
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Latest Craft Beers News

Your craft beer isn’t as independent as you think
Beer drinkers are turning to craft beer brands more than ever before. But so are the massive corporate brewers that those customers are trying to avoid. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)’s plans to buy SABMiller (SBMRF) is getting lots of attention, since the …
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Craft beers are showing up in cans, clearing the way for it to be served in more places
Grandpa’s beer cans are back. Mass-produced beer such as Coors Light and Budweiser have long been sold in aluminum cans. Now, connoisseurs of craft beer, which traditionally have sided with bottles, are putting more cans in their hands. “It’s hard to …
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15 Craft Beers You Need To Try Before You Die
There are thousands of breweries in the US making amazing, boundary pushing beer. If you can get your hands on any of these fifteen craft beers, you should hold on and never let go (except when you’re done drinking one and you need to grab another).
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Moroccan Charmoula Sauce

Moroccan Charmoula Sauce
In food processor, combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and ground red pepper. Process until finely chopped. Add broth, tofu, lemon juice and oil. Process until mixture forms a creamy sauce, stopping to scrape down sides of work bowl …
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Moroccan Salmon with Nectarine Couscous
In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, ginger, cardamom, black pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt. Sprinkle evenly on all sides of salmon, pressing mixture into flesh to adhere. Heat a grill pan on medium-high and lightly brush with cooking oil. Add salmon …
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Moroccan Fish
Rinse fish and dry thoroughly. Slice pepper and tomatoes. Peel garlic cloves and cut in half. Line 5-quart Dutch oven with peppers, tomatoes and garlic and place fish slices on top. Add enough water to cover fish. Bring to a boil, then add salt, saffron …
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Is Tomato the New Tuna? Vegan Sushi Is on the Rise

Is Tomato the New Tuna? Vegan Sushi Is on the Rise
Something’s fishy about James Corwell’s sushi. Actually, it’s not fishy at all. It’s tomato sushi. Chef Corwell has developed a totally tuna-free, tasty sushi option that’s plant-based rather than made with fish. And we’re not talking avocado cucumber …
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International Sushi Day: Top sushi restaurants in D.C. area
Who says you can\’t have sushi on St. Patrick\’s Day? This Bethesda restaurant is combining the best of both worlds with a St. Patrick\’s Heineken Affair that includes two-for-one saki, specialty drinks and happy hour prices all night. Click here for more …
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This Guy Accidentally Bought ,100 Worth Of Sushi, Let His Mistake Make You A Smarter Diner
And it’s literally about sushi. First of all, props to Vice contributor Chris Galletta for owning his idiocy. Second of all, man is this guy an idiot (even years later). Here’s how he opens his story for Vice, which took place when McKellen and Stewart …
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A vegan diet may help with diabetes pain

A vegan diet may help with diabetes pain
(Reuters Health) – A low-fat vegan diet may help people with type 2 diabetes reduce physical pain related to the condition, suggests a small new study. “This new study gives a ray of hope for a condition where there are no other good treatments,” said …
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The Pegan diet: When paleo met vegan
Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietician at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, says, “Some of the problems with paleo and vegan diets are that they are difficult to follow.” For instance, people trying to go paleo tend to miss their grains, while …
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Pros and cons of a vegan diet
Vegan diets, once considered extreme, are becoming more mainstream, but the jury is out on health benefits, says Sharon Ní Chonchuir. BILL Clinton claimed a vegan diet helped him treat his heart disease. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were so taken with their vegan …
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Hyatt cooking contest finds young talented chefs

Hyatt cooking contest finds young talented chefs
Park Hyatt Busan’s Damien Selme won the contest in Korea By Kim Se-jeong At the Grand Hyatt Seoul’s Grand Ballroom on Sept. 1, five chefs were busy peeling pumpkins and slicing mushrooms and pork before frying and boiling them at makeshift cooking …
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Time Machine Chefs
Time Machine Chefs, a competitive cooking show on ABC. Still from Time Machine Chefs by Ron Tom/ABC. Given the low expectations engendered by its high-concept title, Time Machine Chefs (ABC, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET) is among the more thoughtful food shows …
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Local chefs included in ‘Best Chefs America’ book
A new book called “Best Chefs America” includes more than 30 Capital Region chefs among the nearly 4,700 chefs profiled in the 386-page coffee-table hardcover. See them after the jump. According to promotional material: Best Chefs America analysts …
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