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2/16/2018

Miso can add complex, savory flavor to everything from caramel to salad dressing and works well to offset sweetness in baked goods, writes Sarah Jampel. The fermented soybean paste comes in varieties ranging from light and sweet to darker, longer-fermented types with an intense, salty flavor.

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2/16/2018

The traditional grapes of France's Rhone Valley have become favorites in numerous warmer wine regions around the world. Viognier is likely the most famous of the Rhone white wine grapes, while syrah and grenache lead the region's red favorites.

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VinePair
2/16/2018

Orange bitters were difficult for US bartenders to obtain 15 years ago, but now there are many contenders, Robert Simonson writes. While a variety of bitters are on the market, none has become the default choice for cocktails, he writes.

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2/16/2018

Maraschino liqueur is often used in small amounts to amplify other flavors in cocktails like the Martinez or the Aviation. The Last Word is one of the few cocktails in which it is used in the same proportion as other major ingredients.

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2/15/2018

School leaders should withdraw support for tackle football, asserts Mark Serva, an educational consultant and associate professor at the University of Delaware. In this commentary, he cites research suggesting that any amount of tackle football may be harmful to children's health.

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2/15/2018

IBM is suing former Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement by taking the same job at Microsoft. IBM argues McIntyre is taking "trade secrets" to Microsoft, saying she has vast knowledge of IBM's diversity and inclusion practices.

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Quartz
2/15/2018

McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers out of its Happy Meals and has pledged to make its children's menu healthier worldwide over the next four years. By 2022, at least half of Happy Meals sold around the world will be 600 calories or less, have no more than 650 milligrams of sodium and limit saturated fat and added sugars to no more than 10% of total calories each.

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2/15/2018

Consumers consider food and beverage products with vibrant colors to be better tasting, sweeter and more attractive, according to a Sensient Colors study of more than 1,600 consumers. "Most notably, our research concluded consumer purchase intent grew as color vibrancy increased," said Sensient's David Gebhardt.

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2/15/2018

Students at a Virginia middle school recently received raffle tickets to determine who they would sit with during lunch. The random table assignments were part of No One Eats Alone Day.

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2/15/2018

The addition of brown butter provides a nutty richness to any brownie recipe, writes Stella Parks. Foaming the eggs creates a light, textured batter for brownies that are fudgy without being too dense.

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