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Fresh Crumbs

Fresh Crumbs are the tidbits at the table—conversation topics, recent news, upcoming events. In this new addition to our website, we keep abreast of the latest “crumbs” to help you get the most out of your next dining experience. See what crumbs our writers have uncovered lately!

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Post Type: Web CrumbsTopic: Dining Out December 19, 2012

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove

Posted by Brittany LeSage

Check out our new partner! Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove!

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Food November 20, 2012

Tastes of the Season: Holiday Fruit

Tastes of the Season: Holiday Fruit

Posted by Brittany LeSage

The holiday season has arrived! Apples, cranberries, pumpkins, and butternut squash are quintessential ingredients this time of the year. What type of apples make the best apple pie? How do you select the freshest winter fruit from the store? Topics include an overview of the history and health benefits of these fall fruits, as well as festive recipes and decorating ideas.

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Coffee & Tea November 06, 2012

Coffee: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Coffee: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Posted by Karen Locke

This article explores the health benefits of drinking coffee, including increased mental attention and a lower risk of developing deadly diseases and cancer. While there are many positive effects of drinking coffee, consumers run the risk of developing caffeine dependency. Aside from the health effects of coffee, the economic and social impact on global societies is discussed.

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Nutrition & Diet October 31, 2012

The Gluten-Free Giant

The Gluten-Free Giant

Posted by Brittany LeSage

The gluten-free lifestyle has increasingly gained popularity during the last few years. This article provides an overall synopsis of this diet and exposes some of its lesser-known risks. Topics include an overview of the gluten protein, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and weightloss. Read more for a breakdown of foods and beverages prohibted on this diet, and a list of some of the many celebrities in support of this current trend.

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Food October 25, 2012

Unearthing the Truffle: A Guide Through Truffle 101

Unearthing the Truffle: A Guide Through Truffle 101

Posted by Grace Ocampo

Truffles have been an alluring culinary ingredient for over thousands of years. This article decodes the cultivation and harvesting methods of this extraordinary fungus, as well as the various truffle products that can be found at many local gourmet markets. Topics include truffle oil, truffle salt, truffle farming, truffle cheese, truffle recipes, and how to preserve truffles. Read through this article for a quick lesson on Truffle 101! 

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Nutrition & Diet October 10, 2012

To Your Health Part 5: Get Some Sleep!

To Your Health Part 5: Get Some Sleep!

Posted by Chris Michels

The fifth installment in a series of articles on how to improve your overall health. This article covers the importance of sleep. From establishing a bedtime routine, to the health benefits and health issues associated with getting a good nights sleep versus not getting enough sleep. Over sleeping is also touch upon, as are the ill effects of getting too much sleep.

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Around Town October 04, 2012

You're In Luck With Food Trucks

You're In Luck With Food Trucks

Posted by James Arens

I didn't frequent many food trucks when I was living back in Michigan because I would rather step into an establishment and get out of the humid heat or bitter cold that "The Mitten" is known for. But now, the culinary niche for food trucks is popping up all over the country with fabulous fare flying out of side-mounted windows. Read up on where you can find the epicurean coaches in your area and enjoy a solid, affordable meal. 

 
Post Type: RecipesTopic: Cooking October 01, 2012

A Tall Order For My Short Ribs

A Tall Order For My Short Ribs

Posted by James Arens

I've been cooking professionally in kitchens for about four years now and it was my turn to make a "family meal" for my fellow cooking colleagues. I went rummaging through the walk-in fridge and found some short ribs and here's my recipe for success. If done right, you can really impress your friends and family, if done wrong, you'll be feeding your left-overs to the family fur ball. 

 

 

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Dining Out September 25, 2012

How to Buffet: A Complete Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Etiquette

How to Buffet: A Complete Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Etiquette

Posted by Chris Michels

This is an all-encompassing guide to buffet etiquette. From formulating an effective buffet strategy, to how to behave when dining at an all-you-can-eat buffet. This article covers timing of arrival, timing while dining, line etiquette, reconnaissance, pacing, and all of the other important points for enjoying the all-you-can-eat experience.

 
Post Type: ArticlesTopic: Nutrition & Diet September 13, 2012

To Your Health Part 4: Don't Drink That, Drink This!

To Your Health Part 4: Don't Drink That, Drink This!

Posted by Chris Michels

The fourth installment in a series of articles on how to improve your overall health. This article covers why beverage choice is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy diet.

 

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