Archive for March, 2009

FDA: Avoid pistachios amid salmonella scare

The number of products that are going to be recalled over the coming days will grow, simply because these pistachio nuts have then been repackaged into consumer-level containers.

via FDA: Avoid pistachios amid salmonella scare – Food safety- msnbc.com.

Sizzling savings for cooking

Skewered by the economy, cooks budget bucks wisely to allow for a few splurges

via Sizzling savings – JSOnline.

New restaurant kitchen designs reflects more openness

As menus have diversified, a more collaborative and less hierarchical design has evolved in many kitchens, but the same guiding principle—maximizing efficiency in order to cook quickly and consistently for large numbers of people—applies.

via Open House – Saveur.com.

Daily Red Meat Raises Chances Of Dying Early

From The Washington Post: The study of more than 500,000 middle-aged and elderly Americans found that those who consumed about four ounces of red meat a day (the equivalent of about a small hamburger) were more than 30 percent more likely to die during the 10 years they were followed, mostly from heart disease and cancer. Sausage, cold cuts and other processed meats also increased the risk.

via Daily Red Meat Raises Chances Of Dying Early – washingtonpost.com.

Is a Food Revolution Now in Season? – NYTimes.com

After being largely ignored for years by Washington, advocates of organic and locally grown food have found a receptive ear in the White House, which has vowed to encourage a more nutritious and sustainable food supply.

via Is a Food Revolution Now in Season? – NYTimes.com.

Hope for Roquefort fans – Los Angeles Times

The U.S. delays a 300% tariff on the French cheese in an effort to resolve a trade battle with the European Union over beef imports.

via Hope for Roquefort fans – Los Angeles Times.

Umami: the mystery of the fifth taste recipe | Recipes – Times Online

Parmesan cheese is second only to kombu for chalking up the glutamates and high umami levels can be found in dozens of ingredients, from tomatoes and cured ham to mushroo

via Umami: the mystery of the fifth taste recipe | Recipes – Times Online .

Viet World Kitchen: Fish Sauce Taste Off

Believe it or not, they liked Knorr Nuoc Mam Cham as one of the best.  Also Thanh Ha Chanh Hieu Phu Quoc nuoc mam.

Viet World Kitchen: Fish Sauce Taste Off.

Food Safety Problems Slip Past Private Inspectors – NYTimes.com

“The contributions of third-party audits to food safety is the same as the contribution of mail-order diploma mills to education,” said Mansour Samadpour, a Seattle consultant who has worked with companies nationwide to improve food safety.

for more, go to: Food Safety Problems Slip Past Private Inspectors – NYTimes.com.

A masterpiece of a cooktop – Thermador

“The infrared sensor technology continuously measures heat coming from your cookware and instructs the heating element to cycle on and off to maintain a precise temperature while eliminating boil overs.”

via A masterpiece of a cooktop | Appliances & Kitchen Gadgets – CNET Blogs.