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Meaty Vegetables are the New Rage!

Meaty Vegetables. What you do think about when I say that? A Mushroom Burger? YES CHEF! I say squash….. and apparently people in New York agree with me! The New York Daily News is jumping on this bandwagon, with their recent article about how restaurant owners are making changes in their menus: “Beet, cauliflower, cabbage and butternut squash steaks are ...

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The number one ingredient in Thai Food is?

I am sure you will say things like kefir leaf, or something exotic but the Number One ingredient in Thai Food is actually sugar. HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS CHEF? Well, when I traveled the world for three years, I stayed 40 days in Bangkok. And during that time I spent half a day at their number one restaurant called ...

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Cancer Fighting Foods

Here’s the story ~ about what you are eating. Cancer Fighting Foods: How they work in your body and what people (and studies) are saying: Whole Grains According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, whole grains contain many components that might lower your risk of cancer, including fiber and antioxidants. A large study including nearly half a million people ...

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SD not represented on The James Beard Awards Committee

The Nominations for The James Beard Awards are in. And I have to say about San Diego that I am completely disappointed. San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles all filled categories like Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Chef, Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Pastry Chef, and so on. We had ONE RESTAURANT in the entire city of San Diego nominated. For Best Chef in the West ...

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You think you know General Mills?

Do you think you know General Mills? Well, trust me. You don’t. The latest and greatest large companies are buying up smaller companies, and leaving the brand, without hooking that train to their wagon. You don’t know that Annies is owned by General Mills, right? RIGHT CHEF! One of the emails I just received (and yes, I have linked it for ...

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After all the sugar is gone….

Happy ‘after’ Valentine’s Day! And now all the sugar is gone…. desserts shaped in little hearts, heart candies, chocolate…. BUT WAIT CHEF! I DIDN’T DO ANY OF THAT! Let me start again….. after all the pasta is gone, all the wine that accompanied the pasta is gone… Yes. That is a problem. Bread, Pasta, Wine…. it all converts to sugar. ...

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