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FBI Raid Shutters Restaurants in Chicago

Several notable restaurants, including Lao Sze Chuan in the city's Chinatown neighborhood, confirmed to a local ABC station that they were closed because of an FBI investigation. Just a little over an hour ago, FBI agents stormed into...Show More Summary

Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'

Most would agree, the best part of fried chicken is the skin. Evil-genius chef Sean Brock decided to skip the middle man—er, chicken—and go right for the good stuff. He serves these deep-fried strips of chicken skin as a bar snack at Husk, and was benevolent enough to share the recipe for them in his new cookbook, Heritage.

Yelp Acquires German Review Site to Amp Up Presence in Germany

Hamburg-based startup Restaurant-Kritik claims to have "over 330,000 reviews." Controversial review site Yelp is attempting to expand its presence in Europe, starting in Germany. According to Yelp Germany's blog (translated), the company has acquired German restaurant review service Restaurant-Kritik. Show More Summary

Four fall cocktails to consider

Looking for something more refined than a pumpkin ale to sip on this weekend? Give one of these four seasonal cocktails a try.

FSIS: Slightly More Processing Plants Adopt Food Defense Plans

The number of food processing plants in the U.S. with a food defense plan rose from 83 percent to 84 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest Food Defense Plan Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A food defense plan is a system that works... Continue Reading

Friday food links: Peking duck, candy fridge hack

A few dining items before you head out into the world this lovely autumnal weekend:

Weekend reading: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Real Food Revolution

Congressman Tim Ryan.  The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the Family Farm.  Hay House, 2014. Congressman Tim Ryan (Dem-Ohio) describes himself on his Website as a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was […]

The Best Nurses for Ebola: Robots?

Ebola is a disease that preys on human connection. To fight it, new technologies are attempting to industrialize human distance.

Beer News You Can Use, 10/24/2014

For your consumption, here's a mashup of what I've read, what I've heard, and what I've tasted in the past week. As I mentioned last week as I began to revitalize this feature, the primary focus will...

Restaurant Employees Infuriated by NJ Governor's Anti-Minimum Wage Stance

Chris Christie declared that he was "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." New Jersey governor Chris Christie is the latest politician to appear to have no sympathy for restaurant employees. According to the New York Daily News,Show More Summary

You Don't Have to Feel Your Breasts

Breast self-exams haven't been shown to save lives. Instead, here's how to actually tell if you might have breast cancer.

City Kitchen: Recipe: Velvet Chicken Breast With Mustard Sauce

This Chinese technique will help skinless-boneless breasts retain their moist texture.

How to Make my Mother-in-Law's Ultra-Crispy Fillipino Fried Spareribs

What's better than spareribs? How about Filipino deep-fried spareribs. First marinated with garlic and vinegar, then deep fried until browned and crisp, they're an addictive plate of pork.

Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with "dirt" and "slimy" (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. Show More Summary

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Foo...

AYCE Singaporean chili snow crab, MC Jin at Pot, 'Top Chef' pop-up at The Nosh

Starry Kitchen is closing down the restaurant Saturday to cook 2000 pounds of Singaporean chili crab legs. The giant crab boil will benefit the Japanese American Cultural Community Center. Tickets are $75 for adults and $65 for kids, and include all-you-can-eat Singaporean chili snow crab...

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

Consumer Reports Poll Finds Doctors Concerned About Animal Antibiotic Use

Physicians are concerned about the agricultural practice of giving antibiotics to healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a poll conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center poll. The national...Show More Summary

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