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Chicago's first amaro, from CH Distillery

Chicago's first amaro, from CH Distillery | Dining | Scoop.it
An Italian digestif gets a local Chicago spin.
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Looking to check out CH Distillery soon. Looks like a cool spot and very cool that they are making these liqueur products.  While I'm not familiar with Amaro - interested in the use as a bittering agent with a hint of chocolate.

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Doctors say a Mediterranean diet is the best way to prevent chronic illness

Doctors say a Mediterranean diet is the best way to prevent chronic illness | Dining | Scoop.it
And it only costs $1.50 extra per day, compaired to the average American diet.
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Shocking (LOL NOT REALLY) that this "could" be a better way then pills to deal with Chronic disease. 

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10 Unhealthy Foods You Need To Ditch Right Now

10 Unhealthy Foods You Need To Ditch Right Now | Dining | Scoop.it
Want to get healthy and stay that way? Then ditch these 10 unhealthy foods.
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Granted this is something everyone probably already knows.. .and really ditching is probably to far in todays world... I would definitely consider moderation on these items. I do love me some fries though.

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Autumn Breeze | Fall Cocktails | The Intoxicologist

Autumn Breeze | Fall Cocktails | The Intoxicologist | Dining | Scoop.it
The Autumn Breeze drink embraces the carefree days of fall by way of color and flavor. It is light, refreshing and full of juicy sweetness and bitter spice.
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I love anything that is this pretty to look at.. and contains Gin. Still not sure it's as much an autumn breeze as a spring breeze (there is a variation down in the recipe.) Also you could sub LaCroix for the Perrier sparkling. 

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FDA declares trans fats no longer safe to eat; partially-hydrogenated oils to be banned from nearly all foods

FDA declares trans fats no longer safe to eat; partially-hydrogenated oils to be banned from nearly all foods | Dining | Scoop.it
FDA declares trans fats no longer safe to eat; partially-hydrogenated oils to be banned from nearly all foods
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This really is a big deal. We try hard not to eat trans fats. Very interesting, and will be very interesting to watch as this develops.

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Dining | Scoop.it
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10 Things to make you happier!

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Detroit-made, low-priced city bike set for Portland debut | BikePortland.org

Detroit-made, low-priced city bike set for Portland debut | BikePortland.org | Dining | Scoop.it
A new bike company based in Detroit says they've cracked one of the toughest nuts in the bicycle industry: A full-fledged city bike made in the USA that retails for just $550.
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A Detroit start up is making a bike IN THE US... and selling it for $550. I am not sure I was as impressed with that or the rapid amount of comments the bikeportland.org Blog posted on this story. Okay most impressed with the bike. :)

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Hinkley C Nuclear Power Plant To Get Twice The Rate As Solar PV From UK Government

Hinkley C Nuclear Power Plant To Get Twice The Rate As Solar PV From UK Government | Dining | Scoop.it
In a demonstration of how out of touch the UK government is with public opinion, it intends to pay approximately twice as much for electricity from the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant near Bristol than is paid for electricity from solar power...
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Is there something I'm missing here? This sounds to ridiculous to true.

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Vodka Soda - Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks | Regular People | regular people

Those trying to watch their calorie intake have been sipping on Vodka Sodas forever. Soda water comes with no calories and vodka has about 96 per 1.5 ounces. The drink is pretty tasteless though, let's check out more options.
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A nod to your health and calories with booze. :)

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New Florence. New Renaissance.: Big Foodie Data

New Florence. New Renaissance.: Big Foodie Data | Dining | Scoop.it
WIRED (sub required) partnered with Food Network and crunched 49,733 recipes and 906,539 comments from their massive website.
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Very cool graphic displaying a rather large data set about food trends.

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Shell: Oil Is Not The Future Of Transportation

Shell: Oil Is Not The Future Of Transportation | Dining | Scoop.it
Originally published on EV Obsession.
Earlier this year, Shell released its most recent future energy scenario report, New Lens Scenarios (check out the PDF here).
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Very interesting review here. Take a close look at a company like Shell thinking about the future... even if it's slow to accomodate them maximizing their income, it still points in a different direction.

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3 New(ish) Cocktail Bitters - A Dash of Bitters

3 New(ish) Cocktail Bitters - A Dash of Bitters | Dining | Scoop.it
Now, you young folks won't remember this, but back in my day, when you wanted to make a cocktail, and you needed some cocktail bitters, you went to the soda-pop aisle of your grocery and found the shelves dedicated to ...
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Lots of bitters available. Follow this series for the LD on 30.
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Staying Local in Eastern Iowa -

Staying Local in Eastern Iowa - | Dining | Scoop.it
For more than 150 years, Le Claire, Iowa had been known primarily for one reason. The picturesque Mississippi River town was the birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody, and there’s a street named after him…a road, actually: Cody Road. More recently, Le Claire, located just north of Davenport, has become more widely known as the home […]
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Grain to glass is the next beverage movement taking hold in the ever growing "earth to table" food/beverage movement. Mississippi River Distilling is doing some pretty cool stuff. Check them out!

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BREAKING: Undercover Investigator Charged With Animal Cruelty for Videotaping Farm Abuse

BREAKING: Undercover Investigator Charged With Animal Cruelty for Videotaping Farm Abuse | Dining | Scoop.it
An undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing is being charged with animal cruelty after filming animal abuse of newborn calves.
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Ok, the madness continues. I am not a fan of "intrusion" BUT this industry is nearly unmonitored, and this behavior needs to stop. Penalizing the whistleblower in an industry that is NOT transparent is absurd. Most people find this kind of behavior disgusting.  This is why I constantly say.. 'Know your farmer or providers" otherwise there is a strong likelihood you are contributing to this kind of behavior.

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Why fancy cocktail ice should be in your next drink

Why fancy cocktail ice should be in your next drink | Dining | Scoop.it
To find out why so many great bars are chipping away at frozen water, we've enlisted amateur Edward Scissorhands and Oregon…
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Beautiful ice for cocktails. I really enjoy the craft, and the presentation it provides for the customer. Not to mention there are the explanations of why different forms are better for different drinks. 

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A Cocktail That Tastes Great and Heals at the Same Time | 7x7

A Cocktail That Tastes Great and Heals at the Same Time | 7x7 | Dining | Scoop.it
We asked Matt Grippo, bartender at Blackbird Bar to craft a special cocktail using Anchor Distilling's The King’s Ginger Liqueur, here's what he came up with:
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Nothing like a Ginger Cocktail to ease you through  the cold and flu season. Love me some ginger!

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The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee [INFOGRAPHIC] -

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee [INFOGRAPHIC] - | Dining | Scoop.it
FOODBEAST is the premiere food news resource. A one-stop location for food news, culture and entertainment.
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Not my favorite visual infographic, but definitely has good information within about the good and bad of coffee consumption.

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Unprecedented warming uncovered in Pacific depths - environment - 31 October 2013 - New Scientist

Unprecedented warming uncovered in Pacific depths - environment - 31 October 2013 - New Scientist | Dining | Scoop.it
Almost a kilometre down, the biggest ocean on Earth has warmed 15 times faster in the last 60 years than at any time since the last ice age
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Need to understand what this means. I am tired of hearing the earth is special it will take care of itself.. .we need science to tell us what politicans and lobbiest cleary are paid to or have no business discussing. 

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Consumers to Food and Beverage Brands: Step Up Recycling Efforts · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Consumers to Food and Beverage Brands: Step Up Recycling Efforts · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Dining | Scoop.it
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If it wasn't in your face before, it is now. Take a look at this study done by Research Data + Insights on consumers and recycling.

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Las Vegas School District Saves $12,500 per Day from Lighting Retrofit · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Las Vegas School District Saves $12,500 per Day from Lighting Retrofit · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Dining | Scoop.it
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This is pretty amazing amount of money to save from energy efficiency improvements? Why are people SO against saving energy (RE: MONEY?) Yes you have to invest up front, but for government, public institiutions, YOUR HOME OR BIZ.. this is just a no brainer.

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Dark Moon - Bon Appétit

Dark Moon - Bon Appétit | Dining | Scoop.it
This cold-brew coffee cocktail also uses coffee liqueur, coca-cola, and cream for a caffeinated brunch tipple.
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OH YEAH! Right up my alley when it comes to cocktails and this time of year.... gotta try it!

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The Farmer, the Food Truck, and the Foodie - Techonomy

The Farmer, the Food Truck, and the Foodie - Techonomy | Dining | Scoop.it
Advances in social software and cloud computing are reducing management costs in both high-tech industries and small businesses like the food truck market.
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WOW... SOMA StrEAT Food Park LOOKS very cool indeed.

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For $3,000, this man can make foodies talk

For $3,000, this man can make foodies talk | Dining | Scoop.it
If you pay Steve Green thousands of dollars, he says he’ll get people talking about your restaurant on the Internet. Sounds crazy, but #Foodiechats, his Tw
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Check out this startup in Chicago with #foodiechats. GREAT concept.

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Halloween Special!

Halloween Special! | Dining | Scoop.it
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Olga's has taken huge steps forward on food. If you haven't been in a while, you should try it out, take the kiddos! Great D-town based BIZ! #food #tasty

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