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Tuesday Food News-2009 James Beard Awards, Scharffenberger’s wild pig, hidden ingredients, Website recipe, Cooking students win with molecular gastronomy, and Bacon lollipops.

Posted by chefmax on May 5, 2009

James Beard Congratulations ot all the winners of the 2009 James Beard Awards.

For a full list of this years winners, go to James Beard


From Inc, John Scharffenberger’s wild pigs. From sparkling wine to artisan choclate and now on to jamón ibérico. John is a culinary entrepreneur that is worth watching. This is a great article on single subject production and marketing and has great insight into how culinary benchmarks can be reached with deliberate, educated decisions and focus. 

Elizabeth Holmes article on Website recipe companies traffic and popularity. From the WSJ, A very good analytical article on the big boys in the recipe online world. What about us little guys? A Flash in the Pan does not have a powerful publishing company behind us. All we have is honest, healthy, and cost effective menus that will help you save time and change your lifestyle to a more balanced pace. 

Cooking students win with molecular gastronomy. From Kansas, a high school student wins this years eighth annual ProStart Invitational in San Diego by using the cooking secrets of the trendy MG cooking. 

From the WSJ, a limited report on the hidden ingredients in what the term “healthy” can mean on your food items. There is some good info here, do not get me wrong, it is just very limited on what it touches. I realizes this is a big topic, but even under artificial sweeteners, there is a huge list of questionable healthy terms.  Baby steps.

Bacon lollipops? From Convenience Store News, Do not really want to taste this. Makes me a little ill thinking about it.

I am off to have a meeting with the founders of the Culinary Society of America. They are really good guys and have a pretty interesting idea. At least life is interesting.

Have a great day.

Chef Max 5-5-09


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