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Tuesday Culinary Roundup

Posted by chefmax on February 3, 2009

Culinary roundup for February 3, 2009

From the New York TImes Doctors maybe misdiagnosing  food allergies. “More than 11 million Americans, including 3 million children, are estimated to have food allergies, most commonly to milk, eggs, peanuts and soy. The prevalence among children has risen 18 percent in the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the increase appears to be real, so does the increase in misdiagnosis.” *-By TARA PARKER-POPE

From Nestle chairman says food prices will raise because of lack of credit for farmers. Also, cocoa is at its highest price since 1998 and coffee is up 8%.

From Cargill company ( the biggest company you have never heard of) started a “slaughterhouse leftovers” division and sales are already up. They sale tongue, head and oxtails. Yum.

From the Grocery Manufacturers Association  This is their newly released white page on High Fructose Corn Syrup. My this ingredient sounds safe and tasty. Wasn’t there something recently about possible Mercury contamination in HFCS? Nothing in here about it so you may have to look here or here . For the industry rebuttal go here. I fell safer already.

And to end on a sweet note- 6 Restaurant Desserts from the bay area. Cheesecake in a jar and several back to basics ideas.

Chef Max, 2-3-09


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