Saturday, February 03, 2007

Food In The News

  • Wagyu cows

  • American foodies and how they grew

  • Sources:

    "Take a Wagyu cow, give it a drop of wine... delicious",Belfast Telegraph, By Kathy Marks in Sydney, January 5, 2007

    "American foodies and how they grew", by Mary Blume, International Herald Tribune, The Global Edition of the New York Times, December 27, 2006

    Not pleased with Disney

    I noticed something odd going on with Disney. I was watching Hannah Montana the other day [shush, I was waiting for Law and Order to come on : P] and one of the male characters hid the fact that he liked to bake. ["Oh no, my cake dropped -- I mean not my cake, 'cuz, you know, guys don't bake."] That same idea was present in the Disney movie Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off. [I haven't watched that one, so I'm going by commercials I saw and online spoilers I read.] And yet Disney is promoting a That's So Raven spin-off called Cory In the House, where Cory's dad is a chef at the White House.

    The idea that cooking and baking makes a man effeminate, gay, weak or whatever else is a poor message for Disney to emphasize. Anyone who's spent time in a professional kitchen knows that chefs -- straight, gay, whatever else-- are a mighty tough lot. And it takes great business skills, creativity, accounting knowledge, resourcefulness and so much more to be a successful chef. It's a shame Disney is showing that 1950s mindset of "cooking is for girls." Kids don't think the culinary arts are strictly a feminine domain until someone tells that to them : P

    Friday, February 02, 2007

    Food In The News

  • The Domino's Myth

  • Source:, Home > Business > Consumer Relations Myths, "Mush Vroom Pizza", January 2007

    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    Food In The News

  • Angela Schneider

  • How to start a green cafe

  • Does Thanksgiving have legs ?

  • Sources:

    "And in the beginning, there was a feast", by Angela Murrills,, Vancouver's Online Source, February 1, 2007

    "Nomad: How to Start a Green Café", WorldChanging Team, January 26, 2007, by Worldchanging San Francisco local blogger, Britt Bravo,

    "Does Thanksgiving have legs?", by Patricia Conover, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune: The Global Edition of the New York Times, November 24, 2006

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007

    Strawberry Chiffon Mousse

    Thank you to Belinda for this recipe


    1/2 cup (2 ounces) sliced almonds
    2 cups (16 ounces) heavy cream, very cold
    2 cups (16 ounces) strawberries, washed, hulled,
    and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
    4 tablespoons rock sugar or 12 sugar cubes

    Preheat oven to 350°.

    Place the sliced almonds on an unbuttered cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes or until golden-brown. Cool to room temperature.

    In a bowl, whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks and gently fold the strawberries and sugar into it. (Do not over mix the cream, or it will get too watery.) Sprinkle the browned almond slices over the top and serve immediately.

    Source: Rocky and Judi's Recipe Pages, 10 Minute Strawberry Chiffon Mousse,,

    Sunday, January 28, 2007

    New veggies for the US market

    Source: "Farmers See Growing Ethnic Veggie Market", By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN, Associated Press Writer, CBS News, Jan. 28, 2007