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Press Round Up Week of July, 16, 2012

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ATL Food. Homegrown Wagyu Brings Japan's Best Beef to U.S. Not many people eat a steak they love so much they become a rancher, but, in essence, that’s what Robert Estrin did. In the mid-1990s, Bob and his wife Mary Lloyd Estrin began to operate Lone Mountain Cattle Company in Golden, N.M., raising Angus beef. Then in 2004, Bob, a retired film editor (“The Candidate,” “Badlands” and “A River Runs Through It”) and former professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, who was raised in southeastern New Mexico, tasted Wagyu beef at a Japanese restaurant and that was that. Bob Estrin Soon he and Mary took over Mary’s family’s cattle ranch and began a fullblood Wagyu breeding program using modern breeding techniques, including artificial insemination and embryo transfer. They wanted Lone Mountain Ranch to become a model of sustainable yet profitable practices.

My dinner with Nancy Pelosi#comments. My dinner at Aziza with Nancy Pelosi. Sometimes, 4Chan Users Do The Right Thing : The Two-Way. 4Chan is a cesspool. That's not even editorializing. Smashburger Is Taking On In-N-Out. Our Money Is On Smashburger. The Smashburger was invented by the guy behind Stuffed Crust Pizza and the McGriddle. When word came down that Denver-based hamburger chain Smashburger was expanding in Los Angeles with a reported 60 (!) Brooklyn Brine Opens a Shop for Its Preserves. Coping With Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables. Whose Side Is the American Farm Bureau On? Produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network. The American Farm Bureau, with its 6 million “member families” and carefully cultivated grassroots image, talks a good game. Greg Voakes: British Food Myths and the 'Summer of Sport' A summer of sport is being celebrated across the pond in the UK. Why? Because like Lord Alfred Douglas talking about a his forbidden love (and the people of the wizarding world talking about Ralph Fiennes) they're not permitted as a nation to name the thing they're really talking about.

As such, every routine sporting event has been bundled neatly into the summer of sport package -- Wimbledon, the British Open, Euro 2012, the Tour de France and the England versus South Africa test match cricket -- to get around the main event's naming restrictions (it rhymes with 'O'Limericks', by the way). UK residents have plenty of reasons to raise an eyebrow at the unofficial term, which has been variously used in newspaper headlines, subscription TV campaigns and the cold, dark places in which brands shut out of sponsorship congregate to create content. Myth #1: British food is bland and boring Myth #2: Fish and chips are a popular takeout food Myth #3: Etiquette matters. Hot Or Not? Potato Board Tries To Un-Dud The Spud : The Salt.

Hide captionTiny spuds decked out with cheese fondue sauce and a sprinkling of broccoli shavings at a dinner sponsored by the U.S. Potato Board. Benjamin Morris/NPR Tiny spuds decked out with cheese fondue sauce and a sprinkling of broccoli shavings at a dinner sponsored by the U.S. Potato Board. This Is Your Chicken on Drugs: Count the Antibiotics in Your Nuggets - Lifestyle. Forget a secret blend of herbs and spices: Your factory-farmed chicken is packed with hidden pharmaceuticals, too. In a new study , researchers tested samples of feather meal— the poultry feathers that are ground up and added to pig, cattle, fish, and, yes, chicken feed.

The scientists found traces of banned antibiotics, arsenic, and seven other household medications, from Tylenol to Prozac. Take a big bite, America—this is your chicken on drugs. Researchers chose to examine feather meal because—much like human fingernails—chicken feathers readily absorb the chemicals and drugs birds consume. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Arizona State University, analyzed 12 feather meal samples from the U.S. and China. Mexicocina in the South Bronx - Restaurant Review. Bite-size foods are more rewarding, suggests study. Smaller pieces of food are more ‘rewarding’ and lead to a greater feeling of fullness than one large piece of food with equal energy values, say researchers. The research – to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) – investigated how the size and number of food pieces impacted satiety and reward mechanisms, revealing that that both animals and humans find multiple pieces of food to be more filling and rewarding than a single-piece portion of food with equal calorific value.

“Perhaps food in pieces appears bigger and is therefore more rewarding and satiating to both animals and humans,” said the researchers, led by Devina Wadhera of Arizona State University, USA. Wadhera noted that both humans and animals use number as a cue to judge quantities of food – with larger numbers usually associated with larger quantities. Study details Following this training, they were given 12 trials where arm choice and speed to the chosen arm were measured. Why I Talk to Americans about Food. Atera in TriBeCa.