Epicurious- Food Phone App

  The next latest and greatest phone application I am going to review is called Epicurious. This app has been a huge success so far and it really does have a lot to offer. Basically this app is a huge recipe book on the go. It houses thousands of recipes from different areas and types of food. A huge plus of this app is it categorizes the food and drinks into categories such as snacks, desserts, healthy options, dinner party items, etc. No matter what meal you want, you will be able to find the recipe. After you get the
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Tucson: Sparkle & Pop Party at Loews Ventana Canyon – Sept 3

Tucson: Sparkle & Pop Party at Loews Ventana Canyon – Sept 3 Are you looking to put a little sparkle and pop in your Labor Day weekend? Check out the VIP Fireworks viewing, Five-Diamond treats and more… This Labor Day weekend let the sparks fly inside and out at Loews Ventana Canyon’s Sparkle & Pop party, where locals are invited for a VIP viewing of the resort’s Saturday night fireworks show, and a sampling of sparkling wine and  desserts in the former Ventana Room.  Fireworks will be limited to resort guests and party attendees. 21 and over ($20 per person)
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Food Safety Tips – Hurricane Irene

Food Safety Tips – Hurricane Irene Please stay safe. WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 24, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, and other problems that could be associated with the storm. “Hurricanes not only pose dangers to people’s physical safety, but the resulting power outages and other effects of hurricanes also can affect the safety of the food people may rely upon after hurricanes strike,” said FSIS
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delicious Tucson restaurant news

  What’s on the menu? Tequila, Girl Scouts, wine, and Chinese cooking classes ——————– August 27 – Tequila Challenge for a Cause The 2011 southern Arizona Tequila Challenge  stirs up to nine celebrity chefs and mixologists from local area restaurants, featuring unique tequila-based mixed drinks with menu pairings plus live music, cultural art displays, dancing, and the Southern AZ Amateur and Professional Salsa Challenge. This fun event happens this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. inside the former Bluepoint Restaurant at La Encantada Shopping Center. The cost is $35/person. The event benefits Community Food Bank and SAACA. Tequila based mixed
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L.A. Casting Call – Aug. 26 – Food Network Star

Calling all chefs, line cooks, home cooks, caterers, and culinary enthusiasts An open casting call has been scheduled in Los Angeles for Season 8 of Food Network Star, Food Network’s hugely successful culinary reality series. Who:     Passionate, charismatic individuals with major culinary chops When:   Friday, August 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM Where:  Marriott Burbank Airport – 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505   For more info and to apply online, check out this website  
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Free slice of cheesecake – Buca di Beppo – Senior Citizen Day – Aug. 21

Sunday August 21 is Senior Citizen Day. Rah! Rah! I don’t mind being a senior citizen just hope that my Social Security and Medicare benefits will remain intact. And then there’s discounts on some airlines, car rentals, most movie theaters, a special day of the month to shop with greater discounts at some retail outlets and grocery stores. Growing old does have some advantages or so I hope as I’m always looking for a silver lining. The Italian chain Buca di Beppo known for their southern Italian family-style over-sized portions and deliriously-cluttered restaurant decor will be giving senior citizens a
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Cookbook Review: The Art of Raw Food

Cookbook Review: The Art of Raw Food Raw food is what it is – food that is not cooked. Raw food is not all about eating vegetable salads and fruit cups. Raw food is environmentally friendly and sustainable. The word cookbook is a misnomer because no cooking happens yet the recipes are more complex than opening a bag of lettuce and cutting up some vegetables. The Art of Raw Food is a practical guide to understanding the idea of a raw food diet as well as how to prepare and thrive on an uncooked plant based cuisine. To my surprise,
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Back to school food safety tips

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011-As children go back to school to feed their hungry minds, parents will be turning their attention to feeding those hungry bodies with healthy and nutritious snacks at home. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued tips to keep kids safe from food poisoning as they prepare their favorite treats, sometimes unsupervised by mom or dad. “Consumers of all ages need to be aware that bacteria in food can make them sick, but there are ways to reduce their risk of food poisoning,” said Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr.
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Wine Search I-Phone App

The next phone application I am going to review is called Wine Search. This app is available for the I-Phone and is very handy when going out to eat. If you are like me, you do not like to get ripped off when buying anything. I always try to compare prices, see if coupons are available and more just to get the most bang for my buck. With this app, you will have a piece of mind when ordering wines at restaurants and wine bars. The way this app works is when you get to a restaurant, you can look
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GlutSpotter SmartPhone App

The next app I am going to review is called the GlutSpotter smartphone app. On this application for your phone, you can very easily tell if an item have gluten in it or not. This application is very important because nearly 1 in 140 Americans have Celiac disease and cannot consume gluten. With this app, if you are having any doubts, all you have to do is take a picture of the item and instantly, the app will tell you if the food is gluten free or contains gluten. How exactly does this app work? Well, by having all the
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