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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | September 25, 2011
The third in the lineup of mother sauces is tomato sauce, which is a generic term for any sauce that is based mainly on tomatoes. Tomato sauce can either be raw or cooked, from a few minutes to several hours. You can use olive oil or rendered bacon fat to create a delicious sauce. Classic variations called for pork or veal bones, and the rest were made from tomatoes and a few additional vegetables. Some of the sauces are pureed to remove the chunky consistency, giving the finished sauce a nice smooth texture, while the remainder is left chunky.
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June 15, 1999
How you feelin'? Hot, hot, hot? How about your mouth? Eaten any spicy food lately? A member of our staff recently asked: [cont. from lifestyle ] "I love hot, spicy food. But sometimes it burns so much I wonder if I'm doing some kind of damage to my taste buds. Any chance of that?" When you think of hot, spicy food, hot peppers are among the first things that come to mind. What makes them hot? It's capsaicin, a whitish powder that is soluble in alcohol.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | June 13, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com Another night, another mealtime decision: The same old chicken or pasta or pork? Oh. Sigh. In a rut over endless nights of the same foods meal after meal after stomach-churning meal? Cheer up. It's easier than you might think to dress up old favorites with a new food to make palates pop with anticipation. The beautiful thing is that sprucing up evening meals can be simple and - bonus - healthful, too. Just ask Monty Jones, owner of Always Catering in Williamsport.
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By Lynn F. Little | May 6, 1997
Much of what we mean when we say a food tastes good is that it smells good. Try holding your nose while you eat, and the flavor just isn't the same. Think about how bland food tastes when you're stuffed up with a cold. Our sense of smell, centered in the nose, intensifies our experience with a food with aromas and warns us of a spoiled food before it enters our mouth. Taste refers to the ability of the tongue's taste buds to perceive four things: salt, bitter, sour and sweet, and perhaps a fifth taste sensation described as meat-like savory.
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February 22, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Wait. The next time you take a sip of water, stop and taste it. If it reminds you of swimming pool water or a wet Band-Aid, you're likely dealing with a liquid that would not have done well at this weekend's seventh annual water-tasting contest at Coolfont Resort. Judges at Saturday's Toast to the Tap International Water Tasting & Competition were scheduled to taste about 80 different waters - including municipal waters from Hagerstown, Hancock, Berkeley Springs, Atlantic City, Baton Rouge and elsewhere across the country.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | October 12, 2005
In the nutrition world, whole grains are "hot" - the right carbs for all the right reasons. Whole grains have substantial health benefits. If you want to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy heart, you definitely need whole grains on your plate. The good news for your taste buds is that there are dozens of whole grain products to enjoy. Research has linked eating at least three ounces of whole grains per day with healthier weights, slimmer waistlines, less heart disease and lower blood pressure.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | May 19, 2004
Are you bored with your eating habits? Does it seem like you eat the same old things meal after meal? Have you ever thought about how many different foods you eat in a day? Food is about much more than nutrients - it's about flavors, colors, textures and smells. Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get the nutrients your body craves - and to satisfy your taste buds at the same time. Eating a wide variety of foods is an essential step to a long and healthy life. In fact, some experts recommend eating as many as 30 different foods in a day. If you're in a nutrition rut, there are plenty of healthy reasons to expand the variety of foods you eat. Studies show that people with the longest life expectancies, like the Greeks and the Japanese, eat small amounts of many different foods.
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Lynn Little | June 22, 2012
Are you bored with your eating habits? Does it seem like you eat the same old things meal after meal? Have you ever thought about how many different foods you eat in a day? Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get the nutrients your body craves and to satisfy your taste buds with a variety of flavors, colors, textures and smells. For maximum satisfaction, enjoyment and nutrition, plan your meals and snacks with variety in mind. Eating a wide variety of foods is an essential step to a long and healthy life.
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November 16, 2007
Proceeds benefit foundation's scholarship pageants If you're interested in a meal of memorable tastes and helping fund a worthwhile program at the same time, the Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation has just the ticket for you. The foundation's fifth annual Taste and Benefit Auction will be Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Board member Jan Dorsey says the Fireside Restaurant will present seven food stations for your enjoyment.
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By FEDORA COPLEY / Pulse Correspondent | February 19, 2008
When a group of teens get together to sample chocolate, one of life's great lessons becomes apparent - everyone's taste buds are different. Several weeks ago, Pulse writers congregated in The Herald-Mail's lunch room for a chocolate tasting. The air buzzed with excitement as Chris Copley, the team's leader and the editor of Lifestyle (and the writer's father), opened bags of Lindt, Hershey and Lindor chocolate. He talked a bit while he set up. Chocolate, he said, comes from cacao beans grown in equatorial regions around the world.
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Lynn Little | June 22, 2012
Are you bored with your eating habits? Does it seem like you eat the same old things meal after meal? Have you ever thought about how many different foods you eat in a day? Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get the nutrients your body craves and to satisfy your taste buds with a variety of flavors, colors, textures and smells. For maximum satisfaction, enjoyment and nutrition, plan your meals and snacks with variety in mind. Eating a wide variety of foods is an essential step to a long and healthy life.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | September 25, 2011
The third in the lineup of mother sauces is tomato sauce, which is a generic term for any sauce that is based mainly on tomatoes. Tomato sauce can either be raw or cooked, from a few minutes to several hours. You can use olive oil or rendered bacon fat to create a delicious sauce. Classic variations called for pork or veal bones, and the rest were made from tomatoes and a few additional vegetables. Some of the sauces are pureed to remove the chunky consistency, giving the finished sauce a nice smooth texture, while the remainder is left chunky.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 29, 2010
The see-it-and-eat-it approach might work for some food festivals. But there may be a better way to maximize each bite at this year's Taste of the Town & Benefit Auction, Sunday, Oct. 3, at Hagerstown Community College. Taste of the Town is a fundraiser for REACH Caregivers, a cold-weather shelter for adults in Hagerstown. For $40 a person, attendees will have a three-hour window to sample food from 26 vendors at HCC's Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC). This year's vendors are offering everything from doughnuts and gas station food to gourmet tapas and artisan chevre, according to a meaty list provided by the organizers.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | February 25, 2009
Today is the first day of Lent, a seven-week period during which some Christians fast from chocolate or other indulgences as a sign of penitence. But for some people, chocolate is simply not optional. It's a mythic substance that nourishes body and emotions. It's a celebration, a solace, a happily-ever-after. There is no bad chocolate, and any piece will pretty much soothe the soul. But some high-end chocolate-makers beg to differ. Lindt, Ghirardelli, Scharffen Berger, Valrhona and many others want consumers to rethink cacao products.
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 20, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Chili - think of it as the race car of food. It looks harmless on the outside, but under the hood, it's a whole different story. Just ask Rachel Myers, who attended the Hagerstown Suns Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival on Saturday at Municipal Stadium. Myers scooped up a spoonful of vegetarian chili only to be hit with a mouthful of heat. "I wasn't expecting that," she said, trying to douse the fire with a glass of water. "It looked mild. Boy, was I wrong.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 24, 2008
Fresh food fans need not live next to an ocean to reap the benefits of Caribbean fusion cooking. Cooking food island-style, with the help of fresh fruits and spice blends, can spruce up any run-of-the-meal dish, says Kris LeHardy, a 26-year-old Hagerstown native (and son of Herald-Mail employee Sharon LeHardy) who is now an executive chef at 32 Palm Restaurant, at Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront in Ocean City, Md. 32 Palm specializes in Caribbean fusion, with hints of Latin and Asian cooking styles, LeHardy said.
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November 16, 2007
Proceeds benefit foundation's scholarship pageants If you're interested in a meal of memorable tastes and helping fund a worthwhile program at the same time, the Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation has just the ticket for you. The foundation's fifth annual Taste and Benefit Auction will be Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Board member Jan Dorsey says the Fireside Restaurant will present seven food stations for your enjoyment.
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by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | February 6, 2007
Daniel Pelz had a runny nose Saturday. So did dozens of other people milling about the parish center at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. The culprit was not the common cold, or even the chilly weather. It was chili. Pelz, retired innkeeper and chef at The Inn at Buckeystown, judged the Great Chili Cook-Off from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. to raise awareness of youth programs at St. Ann. Pelz, 72, of Buckeystown, Md., said the chilis he tasted were not overly bitey.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | October 12, 2005
In the nutrition world, whole grains are "hot" - the right carbs for all the right reasons. Whole grains have substantial health benefits. If you want to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy heart, you definitely need whole grains on your plate. The good news for your taste buds is that there are dozens of whole grain products to enjoy. Research has linked eating at least three ounces of whole grains per day with healthier weights, slimmer waistlines, less heart disease and lower blood pressure.
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