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Clarifying The Romaine Lettuce Situation

We’re in the midst of another recall scare over tainted Romaine Lettuce, and it looks like the worst one yet. But the are some things to keep in mind – things that haven’t received a lot of media attention – that might make navigating the ‘crisis’ easier…

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American Thanksgiving Traditions

Turkey and Romaine Lettuce recalls may be casting a shadow on Thanksgiving dinners across the U.S. today, but our American cousins can still be happily thankful for some traditional dishes that aren’t usually enjoyed at any other time of year…

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Taco Bell Rated ‘Best Mex Resto of 2018’

Really? I guess it depends on what you like and how you like it. But a new poll by the Harris organization finds that Taco Bell is America’s favourite Mexican Restaurant. I still want to find out how the poll was conducted and who was considered ‘the competition’…

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Pasta Primer: The Italian Way

We’ve all boiled up a pot of Spaghetti at least once in our culinary lives. But did you know there’s a lot more to it than just Water and Pasta? I learned some invaluable secrets for making perfect Pasta from a real Italian Mama when I was little. Now, I’m going to share them with you!

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Has MSG’s Reputation Been Rehabilitated?

When most North Americans think of MSG – Mono-Sodium Glutamate – they think, ‘Oh! Bad for you!’ But that view is changing, according to recent research and changing social norms. I just read a long piece in The New Yorker about one serious Foodie who now calls herself ‘an MSG convert’…

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Learn To Cook, Learn To Eat

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve mentioned Home Economics class in high school to young people and they’ve given me back a blank stare. Life skills in general, and food preparation in particular, are not being taught in school, anymore, and that’s contributing to a generation of badly fed teens…

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