• September 20, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    There are many different financing options for online learning, so if you are considering getting a degree or certificate over the Internet, you should be able to find some sort of financial assistance to help your dreams become a reality. Even culinary students are getting their educations online these days, with a combination of hands-on experience and distance learning that fits perfectly into a busy working adult’s schedule. The International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation Scholarship is one scholarship that can help students achieve their goals of becoming professional chefs regardless of where they choose to study.

    The International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation Scholarship provides funding to qualified applicants in the culinary field. Students may qualify for this financial award whether they are beginning their education, continuing their education and/or taking specialty education courses at accredited culinary schools all over the worldwide. The scholarship also provides financing options for online learning, independent study, research and writing on critical issues in the food world.

    The Culinary Trust of the International Association of Culinary Professionals welcomes all students in this field to apply for the scholarship, including international students. In order to qualify, students must be at least a high school graduate or equivalent by June 30th prior to the award year. Interested applicants can go online to download the program listing and application as a PDF or simply fill out the online application. Those who choose to complete the application online, however, are encouraged to download the program listing to review the details about each scholarship before they begin the process. Once you submit it online, after all, you can’t go back and erase it.

    If you would like to apply for the International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation Scholarship, you must complete and submit your application no later than March 1, 2010. The committee will review applications and make a decision by May 15, so you will know where you stand financially long before the fall semester begins. There are many other financing options for online learning as well, and many of them have similar due dates, so now is the time to start applying.

  • September 7, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Japanese food erasers are tiny, ultra cute erasers. I would not even think of using these to actually erase anything because they look so great. These erasers are usually pretty small–no larger than a marble usually. You can find them in sets most of the time. They are also sold individually if you’re trying to find specific food items to add to your collection.

    So instead of buying just a food item, you’ll get a full meal! The color and detail on these erasers are incredible. They are brightly, fully colored and have very good detail. There are styles that are made more cute and cartoony, but some are also pretty realistic. School kids and even older adults love these.

    There are many manufacturers of these lovely little food erasers so you have a very large selection to choose from. Some big brand names that make these are Hapa Culture, Iwako, Itasho and more.

    So many different styles of erasers are available! You can find many styles such as:

    -fast food
    -sushi
    -bento boxes
    -tea
    -baked goods
    -dim sum
    -Mexican food
    -Italian food

    If you’ve eaten it, there’s probably a miniature eraser made for it too. There are so many varieties available it is mind spinning! You could collect these forever.

    These erasers make great gifts since they are so cute! They are pretty rare depending on where you are so they are special when the recipient gets them. You will likely be able to find a food eraser for their favorite food too.

    The ones I have seen are non-toxic so you can give them to children too given they are not too young to swallow it.

    I have not seen any other companies make these food erasers other than Japanese ones. You can be sure there are common Japanese erasers such as sushi, cakes, tea, and noodles. But they know everyone would love these so a ton of other foods are available.

  • September 6, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Many pet owners are looking for the best dog food brands, because of the tie between food and health.The simple answer is to find the best dog food brands you just need to look at the ingredients listed on the labels.

    It would be great if that was the case, but with the encrypted code being used by the pet food companies, it is not that easy.

    There are many people telling us healthy food to eat, but its a lot more difficult to find good information on a healthy diet for our pets.

    The trouble here is that pet food producers are allowed to incorporate ingredients that are not for human consumption in their foods. It is sad that in today’s world those who manufacture dog food can use low quality by product ingredients and due to government regulations give the brand high quality healthy sounding names.

    One would assume that finding dried egg product as a listed ingredient in dog food would make it healthier. I reality it can include undeveloped eggs, shells and other tissues deemed unfit for human use.

    While doing my research to find the best dog food brands, I ran across a list of 68 ingredients that are used by some of the best brands, that should give you cause to stop feeding these brand to your dog. 41% of these ingredients can actually be fatal, maybe not right away but they will shorten your pets life.

    I also found a free confidential dog food report written by a guy that has hired a testing firm to find the best dog food brands in North America. The report is copyright protected, so I cant re-print it in this article.

    After analyzing most know commercially made dog food in North America they only found nine that were healthy enough to make the list.

    The report also lists 27 well know brands that didnt make the cut, and give reasons why not. Some brands that aren’t good enough to make the list are Iams, Science Diet, and Eukanuba.

    The report continues to be updated, and in this 2nd addition there are six brands that have been removed due to reasons listed in the report.
    Every brand in the report has a reason why it is healthy or not.

    From what I learnt about commercial dog food during my research, I now feed both our dogs a homemade diet, but there are times you just need to be able to pour some food out of a bag I personally wont risk the health of my best friends, because Im to lazy to either cook them food, or at the very least buy them one of the healthiest, best dog food brands I can find.

  • September 2, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Culinary school internship programs are a vital part of the education and training process as you work towards a career as a chef or as any other type of culinary professional. During your internship you will not only improve and refine your skills in the kitchen, you will also make contacts in the culinary industry and learn how the restaurant business works. Your school may require a three-month or six-month internship, in which case you must find a program that fulfills the school’s requirements. Even if your culinary school doesn’t require an internship, though, it is so beneficial that you’d be better off doing it anyway.

    There are culinary school internship programs in bakeries, catering businesses, country clubs, food service companies, pastry shops, resorts and, of course, restaurants. The internship you choose should reflect the specific career you want to go into. This temporary and probably unpaid position could potentially lead to a job offer once you’re done with school, so you should definitely choose a place where you would actually want to work.

    The first step to getting into a good culinary school internship program is learning about your school’s criteria and what types of programs they will consider for academic credit. You may need to be in good academic standing to qualify for an internship, so make sure you’re keeping up your grades. There may also be prerequisite courses you will need to have taken before you can do an internship through your school, so make sure you have those classes and exams out of the way first.

    Before you go any further, at this point it would be a good idea to talk with a career services counselor at your school. Give the counselor a copy of your rsum and tell him or her about your goals; he or she should be able to advise you on a suitable business or restaurant where you can apply for an internship. Then you can begin the process of applying and interviewing for internships. Make the most of this valuable experience-it could be the first real step from school to your dream career.

    Find best culinary schools and culinary programs on CulinarySchoolsU.com and start your path to a rewarding career. CulinarySchoolsU.com is an online education resource offers information about top culinary schools of USA and Canada that are offering best culinary degree programs in various disciplines.

  • August 28, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    In recent years, China’s fast-food industry has experienced 10 years of hardships. The industry has undergone the growing process from disorder to order, from grass to towering trees. In this process, there appears a group of leading enterprises such as the real kung fu fast food chain, Da Niang Dumpling and so on.

    Meanwhile, the experts pointed out that “Although western fast food in our country has a good development at current. But because the Chinese people have developed eating habits for a long time and due to the irresistible delicious Chinese food, in the future Chinese fast food will continue to dominant China’s fast food market.”

    The survey shows that in China’s fast-food market, 78.9% are Chinese fast-food restaurants, while 21.1% are Western-style fast food restaurants. Chinese fast food due to its price advantage and the taste advantages still accounts for most share of the domestic fast food market. This no doubt provides a huge and yet untapped market for the Chinese fast food industry.

    In addition, it is worth noting that, after 10 years of market screening, Chinese fast food has gone out of the “small”, “miscellaneous and chaotic” market misunderstanding. It has the basic formation of mature market segments to meet the needs of different consumer groups.

    In addition, the arrival of the peak of China’s urban expansion also provides an opportunity for the development of the fast food industry. At present, every year about 18 million rural people come into cities. By the year of 2015, China’s urban population will for the first time exceed the rural population.

    Urbanization does not only mean an overall improvement in people’s living standards, but also means the changes of people’s way of life and the rising of the resource consumption. People’s consumer attitudes will change accordingly. With the accelerated pace of life, fast food consumption has become a popular demand. The production of “public fast food” that can meet the demand of the ordinary working class will become a trend.

    In the 21st century, China’s fast-food industry has achieved new development, opening up new prospects for the development of Chinese fast food. In the face of new development conditions and opportunities, how to promote scientific development and make new progress for the Chinese fast-food industry is the tasks and challenges we are facing. Experts say that there is still a long way for the Chinese fast food industry to go in the future.

  • August 20, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Although the culinary school admission requirements will vary from one program to the next, there are a few things you can expect regardless of the type of institution you are applying to. But the type of school will definitely have a lot to do with the requirements that you are expected to fulfill. The culinary school requirements for a vocational school, for example, will differ greatly than those for a prestigious institution such as the Culinary Institute of America that has the most prestigious young chefs vying for admittance. But in either case, you will at least be required to fill out a detailed application.

    When you apply for culinary school, you will be required to gather information on your own about the requirements. It is important to understand exactly what documents you need, how you are supposed to submit them, what information is required, and what format the admissions committee expects everything to be in. Applications often require written statements or essays detailing why you want to start a culinary career, for example. This is the most important of all school requirements, as it is the first impression they get of you, so you’ll definitely want to take some time filling out the application.

    The culinary school admission requirements for more competitive programs are likely to include a lengthy list of documents and information. They may also expect you to have experience including seminars, conferences and research about the culinary industry. Two- and four-year culinary programs will require a high school transcript, letters of reference from professors or employers and a detailed resume of your culinary experience. Some vocational programs may only ask for proof of a high school diploma or GED, while others may require work experience, and others might test your knowledge of weights and measurements or skills with important techniques.

    The culinary school requirements that are expected of you will depend on the type of school you apply to, so if you want to take this route there is no time like the present to look into what the various programs require. Then you’ll be ready to go when you decide to apply.

  • August 20, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    VideoJug.com presents a short insight into the place of Chinese cuisine in western society today. It has become an increasingly popular take out food in the United States. As Americans become more aware of the need for lifestyle changes to fight problems such as obesity and heart disease, it is becoming a healthy ‘fast food’ alternative to unhealthy burgers and fries.

    To most, it would certainly seem that Chinese food must be healthier than the typical “fast food” diet. While usually healthier than typical burgers and fries, a closer look shows that Chinese take out in America is typically not as healthy as the food found on the tables of the average Chinese family.

    There are a couple of main reasons for this.

    Chinese food in our American restaurants often has considerably more meat, often red meat, and is served in much bigger portion sizes here, than in China.
    The food on the table of families in China would be found to have a much larger portion of vegetables than of meat. In fact, until the modernization of the past century, particularly in rural areas, meat would only have been consumed occasionally. However, some studies are beginning to show that modernization has brought with it in China, a higher consumption of meats and fats and so, an increase in certain conditions associated with overeating meat and/or fat.

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    Food is also served differently in China which causes it to be a healthier dish. This difference has to do with portion size. The meals we order for take out at our local Chinese restaurant and take home to consume in a single serving are the size of shared main courses in China. Chinese food of this size would normally have been the shared dishes in the center of a communal table if served traditionally.
    In China, each person at the table is given their own serving of rice or noodles but the main dishes, consisting mainly of bite sized vegetables and some meat, would be placed in the middle of the table and shared by all. In fact, each person at the table would have eaten straight from the serving dishes since they do not share our habit of obtaining personal portions of main dishes from the serving dishes and putting them on individual plates.

    Understandably, some Americans do not consider this part of the traditional Chinese food ‘habit’ to be healthier, as all persons at the table would be placing used chopsticks into shared or communal containers of the main dishes. However, it could be argued that the benefits of healthier habits such as eating less meat and smaller portions far outweigh the risks of perhaps passing germs through placing used chopsticks into a communal dish. In any case, even “American-style” Chinese food is a healthier option than burgers and fries.

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  • August 19, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Delhi, the capital of India is famous not only for its political status but also for its many places of historical interest, its gardens and parks, its diverse cultural milieu, its markets and most of all for the variety of gastronomical treats that it offers. The people of Delhi are a mixture of students, political honchos, academics, artists, businessmen, common people and migrant labor that come from various strata of society. Delhi, one can say is the face of urban India and represents it.

    Being famous for its food, Delhi has all kinds of food that is not only diverse in taste and origin; it is available and affordable for the entire cross-section of people who live in Delhi. Chinese food in Delhi is no exception; it is available in its cheap avatar as street food sold on carts and mobile vans and you can also find Chinese food in Delhi in some of the best and most expensive restaurants. s.

    Chinese food in Delhi may not resemble the food that is eaten in China because it has been tweaked to cater to the taste of Delhites. In fact, in a vast country like China with many time zones and geographical conditions, the food eaten in one part is quite different from that eaten in others. Then how could Chinese food in Delhi be uniform in taste and in the ingredients used? The best Chinese food in Delhi however is served not only in the hep restaurants in five star hotels but could be sold by a street vendor who has got the formula right.

    Many times Chinese food in Delhi or anywhere in India refers to food that is commonly served in our own North Eastern States or in various countries of the eastern hemisphere. The distinct cuisines of our North Eastern States and of North Eastern and Eastern countries such Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Indonesia are clubbed together as Chinese food in Delhi. That results in a potpourri of tastes and flavors that are delectable but cannot be called the best Chinese food in Delhi because they are not really Chinese in origin.

    When we say that the best Chinese food in Delhi pervades all strata of society and speak about Chinese street food and high end Chinese restaurants in five star hotels, we are missing out on some of the best Chinese food in Delhi that is served in small stand-alone eateries that dot the Delhi landscape. Yes, there are many speciality restaurants found all over Delhi that serve some of the best Chinese food in Delhi. And the people of Delhi known for their gourmet inclinations throng these places and make them popular and successful.

    One can say that Chinese food in Delhi has come of age.

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  • August 19, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Just like anywhere else, Filipino has its own list of unusual food. Food that are common among us Filipino but for some find the food unusual or exotic. Here is my list for some Filipino exotic food.

    Balot: Balot is not only a popular food in the Philippines, as Filipino eats Balot for a very long time. Balot is a hard boiled fertilized duck egg eaten from the shell. For some, Balot is so unusual as it was featured in popular TV show as one of the most unusual food in the world. Balot is so popular in the Philippines because of the believe for its aphrodisiac effect and for being high in protein. Now a days, balot is usually sell in the street fried wrap with batter known as Balot Tokneneng. It is also eaten in other Asian nation such as in Vietnam, China has also a similar preparation known as Maodan.

    Bayawak : Bayawak (variety of large lizard) is another unusual meat consume by Filipino, before you could always find Bayawak in some Restaurant in Manila specialized with exotic food but now a days you could rarely seen some as the number of Bayawak started to decline.

    Dagang Bukid (Rice field rat): For some, rat might be a pest on their rice field farm, but for some farmer it turns to be a favorite appetizer during drinking session. They usually cook rice field rat as dry adobo and Ive heard that it taste like a chicken.

    Frog (Rice field Frog): For some people, eating frog might be look so unusual but I heard that some people fom other nation also eat Frog as part of their culinary cuisine. There are some variety of frog that are poisonous ,so be careful when choosing one. Frog is usually cook the way chicken cook in the Philippines as they have the same taste, personally frog is one of my favorite food.

    Kinilaw or Kilawin : Kinilaw is a popular fish recipe in the Philippines, it is a fresh and raw fish marinated using vinegar, onion, ginger, salt, and chili. For some it might be look so unusual eating raw fish but there is also other county eat raw fish same as we do.

    Dog Meat: Now a days, a lot of Filipino still eat dog meat as a day to day recipe or for just for pulutan. Eating dog meat is not allowed in our country and it is punishable by law but some of my hard headed countrymen still find a way taking dog as a food. I think, authority should implement a harder penalty for violator.

    It is just a partial list of some Filipino unusual food, some of this food are my personal favorite especially balot and frog meat. For some it might be an unusual kind of food but for us, some of this food is part of culture and tradition.

  • August 11, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    When you are choosing a school to study food courses at, knowing what to look for in culinary schools means that you will make the right choice the first time. Asking around in the industry to see which schools employers favor is a good way to get an idea of the most respected and highly thought of schools. It is believed that these schools have the most success when it comes to job placement after study, with many employers taking students as soon as they graduate.

    Cooking is growing in popularity as a career choice due to TV shows and online sites which have shown people how fun it can be to be involved in a culinary career.

    Some of the best culinary schools around the world include:

    USA
    The Culinary Institute of Canada (Charlottetown, PE)
    California School of Culinary Arts Pasadena
    Orlando Culinary Academy
    Texas Culinary Academy’
    Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
    The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
    Lincoln College of Technology
    The Culinary Institute of America
    Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts – Las Vegas, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami and Dallas
    The Restaurant School, Philadelphia

    UK
    School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, DIT, Dublin, Ireland

    Oceania
    North Shore International Academy, Auckland, New Zealand

    Other locations
    International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai
    Culinary Academy Of India

    The above schools are all highly regarded in the culinary industry and a qualification from any will result in an outstanding looking resume.
    At culinary school you will learn about cooking, baking, nutrition, food standards, food identification, food hygiene, recipes preparation, menus and much more. Most schools have outstanding and experienced culinary chefs as teachers.

    Culinary schools such as those listed above are equipped with full scale kitchens that replicate those found in the industry. This gives students the chance to gain experience in a real environment as well as utilize all utensils and equipment that would be found in a job situation.

    Some culinary schools specialize in particular aspects of the subject such as baking and pastry, fine dining, corporate and event dining and others. There are also more and more online culinary schools where students can study at their own pace and complete practical exercises at home.

    Becoming a chef or other professional through completing a certificate or degree at culinary schools is an excellent way to form a solid and exciting career. There are countless opportunities for advancement and there is a lot of money to be made in an industry that is growing more every year.