All Blog Posts Tagged 'French' (6)

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Added by Elizabeth Blumberg on May 23, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Remembering Julia Child

Just saw the movie, "Julie and Julia" and was taken back in time to a summer day in the 80's when I interviewed her at her home on Irving St. in Cambridge, sitting in the kitchen with her and her husband, Paul, and eating leftover roasted chicken.



I remember finding her to be a less than great interview subject - I'd gone there to do a story on how she changed the way America viewed food and she was very dismissive of the foodservice industry, it seemed to me at the time. I was quite… Continue

Added by susan holaday on July 7, 2009 at 3:28pm — 8 Comments

The French Paradox

Cheese, wine and olive oil are three constants in the Mediterranean diet. The synergy of these may account for the low incidence of coronary heart disease in France. The high concentration of amino acids in cheese aid in digestion, and French cheese is virtually lactose free. The resveratrol in wine is heart healthy and cancer preventing, while the polyphenols present can protect against diabetes, arteriosclerosis and cancer. The higher concentration of mono-unsaturated fats in olive oil is… Continue

Added by Joe Ferri on June 17, 2009 at 4:17am — No Comments

Links for Thanksgiving

A noncomm thanksgiving: what institutional operators are cooking for the holiday -- Restaurants & Institutions



Turkey ideas -- Restaurants & Institutions



A back-to-basics Thanksgiving menu -- The Food… Continue

Added by Dani on November 25, 2008 at 2:08pm — No Comments

French Sour Grapes

Knowing what your competition is doing is just plain smart. Others have accused me of being paranoid about my competitors, but I have a healthy respect for the other guy, and I know enough about this weird world of marketing to know that I am not the only one thinking or strategizing in a certain way. They say that there is nothing new under the sun, and perhaps that’s true. I do know that if I am planning…

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Added by Roy MacNaughton on February 7, 2008 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment


Non-Operator
RIP Jean-Claude Vrinat - Restaurant Owner of A Gastronomic Benchmark



Jean-Claude Vrinat, Owner of Famed Paris Restaurant, Is Dead at 71

















Published: January 9,…
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Added by Dan Ziegler on January 9, 2008 at 6:33am — No Comments

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