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2009-09-02 09:31:00

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Warmth and passion have lured people to the sunny Mediterranean for centuries. Rich flavors, the promise of health and vitality and a lifestyle that celebrates friends and family around the table have attracted many chefs, nutritionists and health-minded Americans to the Mediterranean Diet since it was introduced to the United States in the 1990s. Recently, the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid was updated to showcase the role of herbs and spices,...

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2009-05-11 12:45:00

Farmers and experts are concerned that native northern New Mexico chile lines are on the verge of dying out completely, taking with them invaluable plant genetics and the cultural heritage of an entire region, The Associated Press reported. For more than three centuries farmers have grown the chile crops in what has become a time-honored tradition, but that could soon end as farming lands are being covered by homes and younger generations abandon farming altogether. Gene Lopez, who has been...

2009-04-02 08:15:00

51.2 Million Pounds of Avocados to be Consumed During the Festivities IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo creates the ideal opportunity to enjoy delicious Latin-inspired foods. Just in time for this year's celebrations, premium California avocados will be available in the market to supply revelers with the avocados essential for their party menus. It is estimated that 51.2 million pounds of avocados will be consumed during this year's fiestas, making Cinco de Mayo one of...

2009-03-19 08:00:00

Home Cooks and Foodservice Professionals Don Their Cranberry Caps for Third Annual Contest   LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- There is certainly no such thing as a free lunch, but for a tasty enough recipe featuring cranberries, Ocean Spray is willing to help pay for that next meal with a $25,000 check. The company today launches its third annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest.   Inspired foodies can enter in two categories starting March 19, 2009 until...

2009-03-12 12:02:12

Police in China's southwestern Chongqing region said they are distributing free chili peppers to motorists to keep them awake behind the wheel. The police said they have gone through about 3 pounds of chili peppers since they began distributing them at service stations March 3, The Times of London reported Thursday. It's an unbelievable quantity, a police officer said. Motorists said the hot peppers have been helpful in helping them stay alert on the roads. It's really good to have some hot...

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2008-11-05 09:46:45

By themselves or as an ingredient in a variety of foods, including salsa, America's top-selling condiment, peppers have found a warm spot in the hearts and stomachs of U.S. consumers. But while U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show consumption of fresh peppers at an all-time high, only a fraction of these are grown domestically. Currently more than 70 percent of all fresh peppers consumed in the U.S. are imported from Mexico, and another 18 percent are imported from Canada, according to...

2008-10-12 15:00:21

Although this is my favorite season, late September/early October also triggers some sad memories. At age 16, I lost my stepdad, called Poppa by me and my sister, to cancer. A father figure for more than half of my life, he left me with many wonderful memories and skills, including a love of sports and the outdoors. In October as I see pink items everywhere in the effort to bring awareness to breast cancer, I reflect on how so many of us have either battled some kind of cancer or have a...

2008-10-06 15:00:41

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of McCormick-brand enchilada sauce mix because of a health risk. The FDA said McCormick & Company Inc. initiated the voluntary recall after determining its enchilada sauce mix with UPC Code 52100091600 might contain undeclared milk ingredients, posing a health risk for people allergic to dairy products. The "McCormick Enchilada Sauce Mix" was distributed to grocery stores nationwide beginning Sept. 17. The product is sold in...

2008-09-25 09:00:37

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/304c00/mexico_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Mexico Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The Mexico Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Mexico's food and drink industry. As Mexico's food and drink firms publish their results for the 2007 financial year it is becoming increasingly clear that many have struggled to pass on rising raw...

2008-08-27 09:01:27

By PHYLLIS JOHNSON By Phyllis Johnson Correspondent Western Branch Got the urge for something spicy? Want some steaming southwestern chow at south-of-the-border prices? The place to go is La Tolteca Restaurante Mexicano on Taylor Road, one of three such restaurants owned locally. The other two are at 6031 High St. W. in Churchland and at 1 High St. in Olde Towne. There are four more locations in Williamsburg and Lynchburg. Owner Francisca Onate opened the Churchland restaurant...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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