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Michele Simon


Photo Guide to School Lunch -- A Walk Through the School Nutrition Association Expo

Michele Simon | July 31, 2014 | Food
I recently attended the annual meeting of the School Nutrition Association, the trade group that represents the 55,000 food service workers who have the thankless job of feeding millions of schoolchildren every day.
Holly Leber

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.


Famous Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Fast Food Chains and What They Order

Thrillist | July 30, 2014 | Taste
It turns out that, yes, the guys who make your $75 entree aren't above a $1 cheeseburger.
Karen Fratti


MasterChef Recap: 'Nice and Fudgy' in 'Top 12 Compete'

Karen Fratti | July 30, 2014 | Entertainment
So tonight was all about romance and two teams -- with Ahran and Elizabeth at the helms -- had to cook for a bunch of couples. And Gordon Ramsey's wife, who was wearing delectable yellow heels that made even Courtney gape in awe.
LuxEco Living


Bacon Barrels Babes and Bushwacker Oh My!

LuxEco Living | July 30, 2014 | Food
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Olivos California Saarloos and Sons Field   Forget the BLT and hold the mayo and instead head to Los Olivos for one of the most successful festivals in the country. Bacon and Barrels is a tradition. If you're a fan of the crunch, snap, and zing that only bacon can bring to your palate then you will love love love this festival. And it's not just the bacon were talking about. The gents and the ladies mozy around popping samples of bacon; bathed, wrapped, skewered, soaked, glazed and yes distilled into dry martinis. It's a dirty trick but what the heck it sure adds great flavor. The babes on the other hand like their bacon slathered between two of Bob's Well Bread Bakery slices of bread with homemade dill pickles. And just in case your not into relishing the various barrels of micro brewed beer you might want to head for the aged bourbon. But if your gonna spend time on Saarloos Field in Los Olivos chasing babes you better watch out for the BULL It's been told that J. B. Mauney and Bushwacker are coming to town. LuxEcoLivng Media...
Frank Stefano, Sr.

What's in Your Family Recipe? Seven Ways to Set Your Family Business Apart From the Competition

Frank Stefano, Sr. | July 29, 2014 | Small Business
Here are seven ways to set your small family-run business apart from the competition.
Roger Johnson

The Tyson-Hillshire Merger Will Consume the Little Guy

Roger Johnson | July 29, 2014 | Business
The scale and scope of this merger will substantially reduce competition in the meat sector, which is already very concentrated. In fact, just four companies slaughter and process nearly 81 percent of the cattle nationally, and in the pork sector, the top four firms control 65 percent of hog sales.
Hilary Gowins

Three Cities Show How Food Trucks Live and Die on Political Whim

Hilary Gowins | July 26, 2014 | Politics
If you care about people having access to good, reasonably priced food, and the ability to open and operate a safe, responsible and successful business, the food-truck fight happening across the country should matter to you.
Theo Randall


Recipe of the Week: Pan-fried Scallops With Zucchini, Plum Tomatoes, Chilli, Parsley and Capers

Theo Randall | July 25, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
This is a easy recipe and very Summery. Make sure you use fresh scallops for this dish as the ones in the tubs are not good enough for such simplicity... Have a great week!


Four Restaurants That Give You A Reason To Skip the Buffets in Vegas

JustLuxe | July 25, 2014 | Food
Las Vegas is generally thought of as the place people go to let loose, forget their inhibitions and to party all night-long in sexy clubs and at glamorous resorts. However, the other side of Sin City that makes it so desirable is its...
Food Politic


Using Food as a Treatment for Mental Illness

Food Politic | July 25, 2014 | Impact
Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach.


Would You Eat at This Restaurant Completely Run by Kids?

Roadtrippers | July 25, 2014 | Travel
What happens when several groups of 7-year-olds take over a restaurant to plan, prepare, cook, and serve a meal? If you answered a 5 alarm kitchen fire, you're surprisingly wrong. Well, at least in this case.
Saudia Davis


Clean Your Home With Farmers Market Finds

Saudia Davis | July 28, 2014 | HuffPost Home
As the founder of an eco-friendly cleaning company, I can't help but use some of those glorious farmers market finds to create effective (and economical) DIY cleaning solutions. Here are 5 farmers market products that are cleaning powerhouses.
Departures Magazine


Best New Chef's Tables (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | July 24, 2014 | Food
The buzz around chef's tables may have hit its apex over a decade ago, but whatever feelings of importance and status the experiences promised then have inspired more creativity from kitchens ever since.
Michael S. Jones

Impact Doesn't Need to Be Not-For-Profit: How to Set Up a Social Business For Success

Michael S. Jones | July 23, 2014 | Impact
When I departed, I knew my next move needed to be in pursuit of a fulfilling mission, but I refused to accept that I had to choose between doing something meaningful or making money.
Kathy Radigan


An Open Letter to My Teenage Son About Drinking

Kathy Radigan | July 24, 2014 | Parents
I never want my son to say that I wasn't clear about my feelings -- so I'm writing them out here, for all to see.
Katie Morford

A Dietitian's Top 20 Picks at Trader Joe's

Katie Morford | July 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
Even though "convenience food" is often code for junk food, it's not always the case. Take Trader Joe's, for instance, which does a pretty darn good job of offering "quick and easy" that is also rather healthy.
Sarah Stodola


The White Moustache: Best Yogurt Ever?

Sarah Stodola | July 22, 2014 | Food
Made in Brooklyn by a father-daughter team using the family's longstanding Persian techniques (the brand is named after the father's signature facial hair), The White Moustache comes with old world cred and a contemporary twist.
Andree Lau


Baby Led Weaning Is Why My Kids Are Great Eaters

Andree Lau | July 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Starting baby on solids is a big deal. We're worried about them choking, not eating enough, not getting enough nutrients... Babies can feel our stress. And no one eats well when they're stressed. So just sit back and let your brilliant baby do his/her thing.
Chef Rossi


The Boss Is Always Greener

Chef Rossi | July 22, 2014 | Business
It's a solitary feeling, looking over that mountain of paperwork at the hipsters running to the bar, the kids running to the park and the moms running after their kids.
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