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Amy Guttman

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Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

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For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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N.Y. Immigrants Find They Can Earn Bread And Butter From Baking

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In the heart of Spanish Harlem, women from Morocco to Mexico are finding a path to entrepreneurship at the incubator Hot Bread Kitchen. The non-profit has been hailed by President Clinton as scalable model for a training programs worldwide.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Friday, January 24, 2014

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Make Room For Mushrooms: Fungi Compete With Meat In Burgers

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Chefs and school cafeteria directors say burgers that blend mushrooms and meat are a hit. Mushroom-meat burgers are, on average, 24 percent lower in fat and 27 percent cheaper than regular, all-beef burgers, according to the Mushroom Council.

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San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tech startups aren't the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for "kitchen," has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.

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Chocolate Fashions Make For A Truly Sweet Little Black Dress

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chocoholics, take note: Fashion designers are crafting dresses — and purses, hats, even bikinis — to drool for. But don't expect to find these edible outfits on a ready-to-wear rack: They're really just high-concept eye candy for now, part of the world's largest chocolate fair open to the public.

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Forget Cronuts: London's 'Townies' Take On Hybrid-Dessert Craze

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

While New Yorkers line up for the cronut, a croissant-doughnut cross, in London, a tartlet-brownie mashup called the townie is now the rage. Social media is helping to drive these hybrid-food fads, industry watchers say, but how they ultimately impact the bottom line depends on whether purveyors can be more than one-trick ponies.

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Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over The Last 300 Years

Monday, August 12, 2013

When you put a librarian and a historian in the kitchen with a centuries' old cookbook, you get a lot more than recipes. You also get a sense of how much the way we eat has changed — from how we define dessert to the size of our eggs.

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France Aims To Net New Drinkers With Cola-Flavored Wine

Friday, July 19, 2013

With wine consumption in France plummeting, winemakers are breaking with tradition to cater to evolving tastes. One new product, Rouge Sucette, is made from 75 percent grapes, 25 percent water, sugar and cola flavoring.

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The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

Monday, July 15, 2013

A beer-cocktail combo popular in 19th century England is seeing a global revival. Shandies are tasty, fruity and practically scream summertime. They're also lower in alcohol than a regular beer, which makes them more appealing as governments tighten rules on drinking and driving.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

Monday, July 08, 2013

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that's already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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The Art Of Food: Museum Celebrates Iconic Catalan Chef's Cuisine

Saturday, July 06, 2013

As head chef of El Bulli, the widely influential Ferran Adria revolutionized modernist cuisine. Now, the man hailed as the "Salvador Dali of the kitchen" is the subject of an experimental new art exhibit in London.

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Moonshine As Moneymaker? Eastern Tennessee Will Drink To That

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.

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Coronation Chicken: A Lowly Sandwich Filling With A Royal Pedigree

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation in a ceremony Tuesday at Westminster Cathedral. But the event also marks the anniversary of a cold chicken-and-curry dish that is the culinary equivalent of the famous British stiff upper lip.

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Meet London's Master Architects In Jell-0

Saturday, May 25, 2013

London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have made names for themselves with their wild, experimental food installations. From pineapple islands and banana vapors to re-creations of famous architectural monuments, their work playfully pushes the boundary of how we experience food.

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Why Britain Has Gone Mad About Baking

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Some 9 million Britons have taken up baking in the last year alone. A TV program showcasing home bakers is a runaway hit, and sales of baking goods have skyrocketed. Then there are the cake clubs, where the rules call for pacing yourself — and sampling as much as you can.

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Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The French may have a global reputation as gastronomes, but the majority of their restaurant spending now goes to fast food chains, a new survey finds. The change comes amid shrinking lunch breaks and growing laxity among the French when it comes to their famously rigid food culture rules.

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Italy's Financial Crisis Means More (Bread) Dough At Home

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A third of Italians are now making pizza at home, and 19 percent are baking their own bread, an association of Italian farmers reports. Bakeries are adapting by by offering prepared food, and more importantly, sandwiches.

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Italy's Chocolate Easter Eggs: Big, Bold And Full Of Bling

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter eggs are a tradition in many cultures. But in Italy, elaborately decorated chocolate eggs — some costing upwards of $300 — are the holiday food gift of choice. The best part? There's a gift tucked inside (and it can be a doozy).

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