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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it’s annoying.

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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

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Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

Truth In Gluten-Free Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it’s about time.

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Tuesday’s African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren’t at all squeamish about “pee-cycling.” A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that’s not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don’t order the gravy bowl.

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Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there’s another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.

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McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

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Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cacao “supertrees” in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

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