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phillysmall1Les Dames d’Escoffier International to Hold Annual Conference

in Philadelphia – October 1 – 4, 2009 
A culinary, historical and educational extravaganza for the food, wine and hospitality industry – to inspire and energize 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Sept. 29, 2009) – An exciting program awaits the international membership of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) at their annual conference in Philadelphia, October 1 – 4 at The Sofitel Philadelphia.  

The conference program includes pre- and post-conference tours of culinary, historical and cultural highlights of the Philadelphia area. Two highlights are the presentation of the biennial Grande Dame Award to Dame Shirley Corriher of the Atlanta chapter and the celebration of several chapters’ anniversaries. Renowned speakers will address attendees, providing fresh inspiration and knowledge. 

“Unlike other culinary organizations, LDEI’s membership is comprised of primarily entrepreneurial professionals, from farmers to Food Network personalities,” said Suzanne Brown, president of LDEI. “With the composition of our membership in mind, coupled with our challenging economy, the educational seminars this year address the latest issues in food trends, issues, opportunities, and new business ideas.”  

    

Featured speakers include Marion Nestle, Ph.D, Mr. Michael Whiteman, and Marcia Levin Pelchat, Ph.D.  Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University will present the keynote address on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8:15 a.m. on “Today’s Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Cook and Eat from Farm to Table.”  Afterwards, Whiteman, president of Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Company and considered to be this country’s leading food and restaurant consultant, will address “After the Downturn Turns Around: Preparing for Change.” On Saturday, October 3, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dr. Pelchat, who holds a Ph.D. in Physiological psychology from the University of Pennsylvania,  will discuss “Our Aging Senses and Cuisine” in the Monell Chemical Senses Center. These three speakers’ presentations are open to food professionals for a fee. To purchase tickets for these events, go to http://www.ldei.org.  

   

 

Les Dames d’Escoffier International Chapters

Atlanta · Austin ·  Boston · British Columbia, Canada · Charleston · Chicago ·  Cleveland · Colorado · Dallas · Hawaii · Houston · Kansas City · Los Angeles/Orange County · South Florida · Minneapolis/St. Paul · Monterey Bay ·  New York ·  Palm Springs · Philadelphia · Phoenix · St. Louis · San Antonio · San Diego ·  San Francisco · Seattle · Washington, D.C. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Kitchen Sink at Jaxon's

 

Food portions in restaurants increased across the board between 1977 and 1996, according to UNC researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Since then, they have continued to grow. That’s not all that has increased – American waistlines have swelled too! It’s not hard to believe when you look at the amazing photos in this post. This is what America is eating! 

 

Jaxon’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Dania Beach, Florida is a very popular place that serves the gigantic ice cream sundae show above. It comes with everything you could think of, INCLUDING the kitchen sink!  The restaurant menu lists the four-person treat as,”The Kitchen Sink, (registered trademark). The ice cream treat is available for $11.25 per person-no additional sharing please! (http://www.jaxsonsicecream.com/)

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FOOD MATTERS

(Charleston Biscuits, Sugar Substitutes

and A Winning Super Bowl Recipe)

 

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits Introduces Two New Additions 

 

Callie’s Cocktail Ham Biscuits, a smaller version of the company’s mouth-watering ham biscuits features 24 bite-size biscuits per package. They combine the finest artisanal country ham from Virginia with Dijon mustard butter. The ham biscuits’ distinct taste has earned rave reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine, and Saveur among others.  

 

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The Red Barn at Sandhill Farmer's Market  The Sandhill Farmer’s Market opens Tuesday April 29th, from  3:30 to 7 p.m. It will be located at the Red Barn at Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center. This will be the market’s second year of operation. Enter the property on Clemson Road across from the Village at Sandhill and follow the signs to the market. 

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Food Matters

Is Cocoa The Newest Vitamin

There is an entertaining quip that chocolate should be considered an honorary vitamin. Chocolate lovers will definitely agree and approve of the following report!

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FOOD MATTERS

Global concerns about trans fats have pushed industry and public health initiatives to eliminate them completely from our diets. Food retailers worldwide are reacting to growing consumer trends toward health.

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FOOD MATTERS

Update from the FDA (as of Sept 25th): “One hundred seventy five cases of illness due to E. coli O157:H7 infection have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including 28 cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), 93 hospitalizations and one death. Twenty five states have been impacted.” Read on for more information about the recent spinach contamination and the nation’s food supply……

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