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June 2012

Misconceptions in Food Safety Can Derail Best Efforts

Similar stories abound from instructors of food manager certification classes. A young woman might raise her hand and ask if it’s really necessary to run raw potatoes through the dishwasher before cooking them, or a young man might question why he can’t refreeze extra ground beef that was accidentally thawed.

Chef, Restaurant Owner Mario Batali's Experiment Spurs TV Debate

It’s not every day that a celebrity chef can be the catalyst for a pissing match between Fox News and MSNBC, but New York-based Mario Batali has managed to be just that.Batali, who together with his family of four recently completed a weeklong challenge to live off food stamps, was recently the subject of a heated debate that took to the airwaves in the midst of the Batalis’ living on meals that cost an average of  $1.

Restaurant Succession Doesn't Have To Be Prickly

Separating business from family is “impossible,” says Jeremy Samatas, owner of family-run The Lucky Monk in South Barrington, Illinois.Samatas inherited, through a succession plan, one-seventh of his grandfather’s business (which included one restaurant, several hotels, retail operations, and some senior care facilities) in 2004.

A Growing Wine Region: Arizona

When people think of Arizona, they don’t typically think of wine. Desert? Yes. Searing heat? Yes. Wine? Not so much.Now, you can offer wines from the Grand Canyon State in your restaurant. And they’re not for cooking.

Chefs, Restaurants Embrace Raw Foods Trend

The first dish that appears is a single spring pea gnocchi dumpling perched in a Japanese soup spoon with a little cloud of horseradish foam. Next out are fried green tomatoes dressed up with black olive crackers and a pistachio dill pesto.

Restaurateurs Who Put Politics Front And Center

Former Pizzeria Uno and Ruth’s Chris Steak House executive Craig Miller is on the campaign trail in northeastern Florida, waging a spirited battle to earn the Republican nomination for the Sunshine State’s 6th District seat in the U.