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Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland’s deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It’s the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can’t Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can’t Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Melissa McSorley’s job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

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‘Party Like A President’ Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

‘Party Like A President’ Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won’t Do

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won’t Do

| February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it’s no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

| February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

| December 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

Today is the legendary chef Jacques Pépin’s 79th birthday. He just finished taping his final series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in October and here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the taping to add to the celebration.

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Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

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Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

| October 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Tablehopper’s Marcia Gagliardi will be interviewing chef Jacques Pépin at Google on Friday, October 24 at 11am PST in a live chat. Have a question for Jacques? Submit your question now and watch him respond to audience questions during the chat on Friday. Chat will be archived on this post.

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The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?

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Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.

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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.

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