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Rethinking How to Feed the World

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Posted: November 18th, 2010
at 3:38am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,grub,science,health

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Food Revolution Fail

You’ve never seen a school lunch like this one, made with hydroponic vegetables and free-range chicken by a brash British superchef. Not that the elementary schoolchildren care. Most sing-song "Pizza!" when given a choice between the gourmet grub and the reheated factory-made frozen pizza. At the end of the lunch period, a mound of chicken sits untouched, and even more is dumped into the trash after a few wary nibbles.

That much we do know from watching Jamie Oliver’s "Food Revolution" reality TV series now airing on ABC. But we’re not supposed to know that Jamie is substituting high-end foodstuffs that normally grace three-star restaurants for the cheap, institutional fare dished out in public schools like West Virginia’s Central City Elementary School, the setting for the first two episodes.

At the end of one episode, we hear�Rhonda McCoy, director of food services for the local county, tell Jamie that he’s over budget and did not meet the fat content and calorie guidelines, but she’s going to let him continue with the "revolution" as long as he addresses these issues. What is not revealed is that the "meal cost at Central City Elementary during television production more than doubled with ABC Productions paying the excess expense," according to a�document obtained by AlterNet from the West Virginia Department of Education.

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Posted: November 14th, 2010
at 2:30am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,et cetera,tele,health,fail

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From Wallstreet to Waffles

Garrett Hoelscher spent three years watching his Wall Street co-workers lead sterile, passion-less lives before he realized,AI want to make waffles for a living.

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Posted: November 1st, 2010
at 7:53am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,trade,entrepreneurship

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Infusion Profusion Technique

You can infuse flavors into liquor (and water based things, too) almost instantly with nothing more than anAiSi Cream Whipper . You can use seeds, herbs, spiced, fruits, cocoa nibs, etc. Here's how:

Put room-temperature booze into the cream whipper. Add herbs, seeds, whatever. Close the whipper and charge it with nitrous oxide (N2O -the regular whipped cream chargers). Swirl gently 30 seconds and let stand 30 seconds more. Quickly vent the N2O out of the whipper, open it, and strain out the infusion. Done.

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Posted: October 31st, 2010
at 12:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,drinks

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So You Wanna Be a Chef by Anthony Bourdain

I am frequently asked by aspiring chefs, dreamers young and old, attracted by the lure of slowly melting shallots and caramelizing pork belly, or delusions of Food Network stardom, if they should go to culinary school. I usually give a long, thoughtful, and qualified answer.

But the short answer is "no."

Let me save you some money. I was in the restaurant business for twenty-eight yearsamuch of that time as an employer. I am myself a graduate of the finest and most expensive culinary school in the country, the CIA, and am as well a frequent visitor and speaker at other culinary schools. Over the last nine years, I have met and heard from many culinary students on my travels, have watched them encounter triumphs and disappointments. I have seen the dream realized, anda more frequentlyaI have seen the dream die.

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Posted: September 21st, 2010
at 11:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,development

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FarmVille vs. Real Farms

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Posted: September 12th, 2010
at 1:36pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,games,grub,development

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Mobile is Transforming Indian Agriculture

For decades Santosh Ostwal obsessed over an obscure problem: how to make it easier for Indian farmers to water their crops.

As a kid in 1981, Ostwal would watch his one-legged grandfather make the one-mile trek out to his fields to irrigate his land. It was arduous and repetitive; access to electricity and water was sporadic. Now an engineer, Ostwal has finally solved his grandfather’s problem with a phone-controlled water pump-starterAcalled the Nano Ganesh. It’s an elegant example of how mobile phones are being used in the developing world in incredibly innovative ways.

Here’s how the Nano Ganesh works. A farmer purchases the device for between $12 and $268, depending on the model. The device is then connected both to a mobile phone and the electric water pump. Once it’s set up, the farmer just needs to call that phone and enter a code to get it going. No cell service? No problem. Ostwal also made a remote control. He claims the water, electricity and time savings can cover the cost of the device in 11 days.

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Posted: August 14th, 2010
at 4:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,cell phones,grub,development

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MUVBOX

Whether it is lobster in Montreal, cupcakes in London, pizza in Chicago, sushi in Tokyo, sausages in Geneva… the MUVBOX is only limited by the imagination. The business sells self contained restaurant units made to order to the prospective restaurateur/operator’s gourmet menu offering. The "ready to
ship" MUVBOXes are easily transportable by rail,road or sea.

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 4:08pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,development

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Overengineering the Soda Machine

With a sleekness imparted by a Ferrari designer, a mixology controlled down to the microscale, and a stock of ingredients monitored with RFID tags, Coca-Cola’s new soda fountain, the Freestyle, is loaded with geek panache. Customers tap its touch-screen LCD panel to select one of 106 drinks, from caffeine-free Raspberry Diet Coke to Vault Red Blitz. The machine mixes its beverages not from syrupsathe foundation of soda fountains since their invention well over a century agoabut from tiny flavor concentrates delivered using a microdosing technology developed for chemotherapy drugs. And every time Freestyle mixes a drink, it uses its own Wi-Fi modem to report back to Coke’s Atlanta headquarters through the Internet.

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Posted: July 18th, 2010
at 11:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,design

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