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Umami – The Delicious 5th Taste You Need to Master! | Molecular Recipes

Umami – The Delicious 5th Taste You Need to Master! | Molecular Recipes | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Umami is scientifically recognized as one of the five basic flavors, as are sweet, sour, salty and bitter.
 
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World Wine Output Fell 6% on Plunge in France, Spain, Argentina

World Wine Output Fell 6% on Plunge in France, Spain, Argentina | On the Plate | Scoop.it
World wine production dropped 6 percent in 2012 to the lowest level in at least 37 years on smaller grape crops in France, Spain and Argentina, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, or OIV.
 
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Gulf Coast Seafood: Back from the Brink | isantemagazine

Gulf Coast Seafood: Back from the Brink | isantemagazine | On the Plate | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Champagne hangouts

Top 10 Champagne hangouts | On the Plate | Scoop.it

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Davis Researchers Put Olive Oil ‘Fridge Test’ to the Test

Davis Researchers Put Olive Oil ‘Fridge Test’ to the Test | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Researchers have hopefully put an end, once and for all, to the myth of the home "fridge test" to determine olive oil quality.

 

 
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How Your Blender Uses Physics to Make a Smoothie | Wired Science | Wired.com

How Your Blender Uses Physics to Make a Smoothie | Wired Science | Wired.com | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Every time you throw food into a blender, you’re doing science. This seemingly mundane appliance is actually a cavitation chamber. Watch how the rips and explosions inside your blender transform chunks of veggies into a smooth mixture.

 

 
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Champagne: bleak future for weak brands

Champagne: bleak future for weak brands | On the Plate | Scoop.it

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Is Cocoa the Brain Drug of the Future?: Scientific American

Is Cocoa the Brain Drug of the Future?: Scientific American | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Cognition-Boosting Compounds

It's news chocolate lovers have been craving: raw cocoa may be packed with brain-boosting compounds.

 

 
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Seafood purchasing the ‘ultimate guessing game’ - SeafoodSource.com

Seafood purchasing the ‘ultimate guessing game’ - SeafoodSource.com | On the Plate | Scoop.it
A report from Oceana claims widespread seafood fraud across to U.S. calls for new seafood traceability laws while the National Fisheries Institute said it is more important to enforce the laws in already in place.
 
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5 French Cheeses You Need To Seek Out

5 French Cheeses You Need To Seek Out | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Martin Johnson knows a thing or two about good cheese. Since 1984, he has worked at and managed several of New York City’s leading cheese counters.
 
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The Tyee – Fixing the Broken Tomato

The Tyee – Fixing the Broken Tomato | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Meet the doctor who's on a mission to bring back all that magical flavour.
 
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Making Harissa at Home

Making Harissa at Home | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.
 
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A guide to ethical chocolate

A guide to ethical chocolate | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Valentine's Day is awash in shady chocolate. Here's how to tell if your beloved's bar is truly guilt-free.

 

 
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That Intoxicating Pink

That Intoxicating Pink | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Rose champagne is the intoxicant of choice for courtesans and kings. Beautiful, expensive, and rare, it was beloved by the grandest of the grandes horizontales of nineteenth-century Paris—and the men who could afford to love them.
 
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Trade body hits out after absinthe plans rejected

Trade body hits out after absinthe plans rejected | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Trade group spiritsEUROPE has voiced its disppointment after a bid by the European Commission to define and standardise absinthe was rejected.
 
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Olive oil makes you feel full

Olive oil makes you feel full | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. But whether these products are effective or not is a matter of dispute: While it is true that they contain fewer calories, people tend to overcompensate by eating more.

 

 
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Oysters Offer a Reason to Pull Out the Sherry

Oysters Offer a Reason to Pull Out the Sherry | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Sherry’s role has expanded from aperitif to a wine to be enjoyed throughout a meal like baked oysters with seaweed butter.
 
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World wakes up to German Pinot quality

World wakes up to German Pinot quality | On the Plate | Scoop.it

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A History of How Food Is Plated, from Medieval Bread Bowls to Noma: BA Daily

A History of How Food Is Plated, from Medieval Bread Bowls to Noma: BA Daily | On the Plate | Scoop.it
From the towering feasts of Versailles to the natural foodscapes of Noma, a historical look at how we serve fancy food

 

 
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Geoff Hopgood’s butter-poached oysters

Geoff Hopgood’s butter-poached oysters | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Combining bivalves, butter and caviar, this rich winter starter is also supremely easy to make
 
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Vancouver breweries, distilleries caught in ‘Catch-22’ over new on-site lounges

Vancouver breweries, distilleries caught in ‘Catch-22’ over new on-site lounges | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Anthony Frustagli of Parallel 49 Brewing Company in Vancouver would like to take advantage of new provincial laws that allow craft breweries and distilleries to have on-site lounges — but city hall won’t let him.
 
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Vancouver sees craft brewing boom

Vancouver sees craft brewing boom | On the Plate | Scoop.it

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B.C. wineries continue steady growth in wider world

B.C. wineries continue steady growth in wider world | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Sales of BC VQA wines to Alberta and other regions on the rise
 
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Per capita Canadian wine consumption now 15 litres a year

Per capita Canadian wine consumption now 15 litres a year | On the Plate | Scoop.it
A new study shows wine consumption in this country is growing three times faster than globally and Canada is projected to be the fifth fastest-growing wine market in the next five years.
 
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Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver's Chinese Farms

Less that 100 years ago, 'eating local' was not a luxury but a reality. So who fed Vancouver? Discover the little-know history of Chinese farms in the Vancou...

 

 
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