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If you're sick of plunging your knife into a glass ketchup bottle to avoid French fry oversaturation, or merely just concerned about recent reports of excessive sodium lurking in your favorite burger accoutrement, try dressing up your dishes the old-fashioned way with DIY condiments.
Five Easy and Creative Condiments You Can Make at Home: Richard Blais
It is every child's dream to own a candy company.
Roxy Klein eventually got her wish.
Today, the 33-year-old co-owns Nifty Candy with her father, David Klein, who invented the Jelly Belly jelly bean in 1976.
In addition to the Kleins, the company, based in Covina, Calif., employs three candy makers, three employees who pack orders and one assistant.
By July, 15 years after its founding, Nifty Candy had earned its first $1 million. "We had a party," said Roxy Klein. "It's one of those things where the pennies really do add up."
Unsanitary conditions at a Colorado cantaloupe farm's packing facility are a possible contributing cause of one of the nation's worst outbreaks of listeria contamination in food, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a Centers for Disease Control official said it is too early to declare the outbreak over, but the number of new cases appeared to be diminishing.
"The peak in illnesses appears to have occurred from late August until the middle of September," said Dr. Barbara Mahon of the CDC, who added that additional monitoring will be needed for at least another two weeks.
The FDA said it was unable to pinpoint the definitive cause of the outbreak, which has been linked to 25 deaths so far.
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What you should order: food you like, that will not make you sick or smelly
What you should not order: food you don't like or food that will make you sick or smelly
See how easy that was? You're a person of dating age and you've likely been eating food in the company of other human beings for a least a couple of years now, right? Ideally without causing the people in your immediate vicinity to vomit, faint, weep or cringe?
Good. You are ready to order food on a date. Go get 'em, tiger!
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Calling all crustaceans - October 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day.
Dive right in to this smooth and creamy French creation that celebrates the fruits of the sea. It's the perfect soup to see you through the chilly days ahead.
While many like to think that bisque borrowed its name from the Bay of Biscay, it actually comes from the method used to make bisque. The lobster, crayfish, crab and shrimp are lightly sautéed in their shells first, followed by a nice long, simmer in wine and spices. This "twice cooked" philosophy is referred to as bis cuites.
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