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Dijon in Pictures

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Originally posted on Local Food And Wine:
by Paige Donner When you hear the word Dijon, it’s impossible not to think of the ad jingle, “Pass the Grey Poupon, please.”  At least, if you’re about my age and grew up…

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Café en Capitale from Yannick Alléno

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Originally posted on Local Food And Wine:
by Paige Donner As noted earlier this month, Parisian chefs have a sweet tradition of rolling out their Christmas cakes, their Bûche de Noël (Christmas Yule Logs) here even before we in the…

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Hospices de Beaune Auction Sale 2014 Busts All Previous Records

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Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
by Paige Donner This year’s Hospices de Beaune wine auction, the celebrated annual Burgundy wine event, not only surpassed all previous record sales years, but surpassed it in spades !  Listen to my full…

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Christmas Yule Logs And Paris – A Sweet Tradition

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by Paige Donner (all photos copyright Paige Donner) Every year about this time, as the leaves turn their gold, yellow, orange and red, a sweet tradition overtakes Paris. That tradition is the annual…

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Bus + Gastronomy = Bustronome, Voyage Gourmand

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Originally posted on Local Food And Wine:
by Paige Donner Move over foodtrucks, because France has re-envisioned the gourmet food on wheels concept and it’s called the Bustronome. Only in Paris!  This surely qualifies as one of those Only in…

Cité du Champagne

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by Paige Donner

Every year in September France celebrates their Heritage Days, called the Journées du Patrimoine. This year, I dared to take a preview peek at one of the few new fabulous developments in Champagne.

Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

Champagne Collet, also known as COGEVI, was the first Co-operative established in Champagne. It remains a Top Ten champagne producer, globally.

The oldest co-operative in Champagne, known now as Champagne Collet, located in the little village of Aÿ , has just finished its thorough renovations and construction of elaborate exhibit facilities that depict both the history of champagne in the region and their development as a Top Ten champagne producer.

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Champagne Collet est 1921 Ay Champagne photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014 IMG_4496

This champagne house, Champagne Collet, was first established as a Co-operative in 1921. It is the oldest Co-operative in Champagne.

Champagne France autumn views photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014 IMG_4557

View of Champagne de Castellane Tower…

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Local Long Island Girl Scout Makes A Difference – One Restaurant At A Time

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by Brittany Winter (featured guest blogger)

Zandra Genovese, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Zandra Genovese, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Zandra Genovese, a young Long Islander and Girl Scout is making a huge difference for those people who use wheelchairs for mobility on Long Island.

Zandra Genovese, a young Long Islander and Girl Scout is making a huge difference for those people who use wheelchairs for mobility on Long Island. What started as a Girl Scout’s Project has quickly expanded and is gaining the interest of people and restaurants across New York State.
Zandra is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy; due to this she uses a wheelchair to help her get around. She joined the Girl Scouts to make a difference, ask anyone who knows Zandra and they will tell you she certainly has. Currently this bright, young, Long Island woman is working on achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award a Girl…

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Moby Chimes In With Hollywood Food Voices

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by Paige Donner

Check out this new video, just dropped today, West Coast time, by Moby and Hollywood Food Voices:

“We Need Our Bees A Lot More Than They Need Us” – Moby paraphrasing Einstein

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8h2Qr_5gyN0

“If the bees go, we’re next,” Moby said during an appearance on TakePart Live. “A huge percentage of our food supply is dependent on …

a guided tour of Moby’s four-acre home atop the Hollywood Hills, where over 30,000 bees dwell

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full interview with Moby where he discusses his passion for bees, airing on TakePart Live on September 25th, and see snippets of the video.

Airs 7pmPST/10pmEST on PIVOT TV.

  honey bee colonies in the U.S. has dropped from over 5 million in 1940 to less than 2.5 million today

“Hollywood Food Voices” is an engaging and entertaining new platform whose goal is to create excitement, awareness, and a sense of empowerment within a wide demographic of viewers and concerned citizens.

BEES – indicator species – meaning their presence, absence, and their well-being is indicative of the health of our environment as a whole. So the plight of the bees is our plight as well.

Over the last several years, scientists have increasingly attributed pollinator declines to the indiscriminate use of systemic pesticides, most notably a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are up to 10,000 times more toxic to bees than other insecticides, and their use can have both immediate and long-term effects. So while these bee-toxic pesticides are not theonly cause of declining bee populations, they are a primary contributing factor and certainly one we must do something about — fast.

The full video can be seen online starting September 26th at: http://www.hollywoodfood.org/bees

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Kale vs. Watercress

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Watercress vs. Kale Which one wins the Heavyweight Nutritional Championship? And why?!

Just when we were all getting comfortable with kale… along comes watercress to mix everything up.

So what is all this fuss about watercress packing more of a nutritional punch than kale?

Based on a study carried out by researchers at the William Patterson University in New Jersey, watercress ranked at the top of the list for nutritional benefits out of a whole list of leafy greens (47 of them to be exact) when analyzed for their Nutritional Density Score. The score was determined by how much of these 17 vital nutrients—potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K—the vegetables contained

Nutrition Density Scores

Here’s the ranking:

  • Watercress: 100.00
  • Chinese cabbage: 91.99
  • Chard: 89.27
  • Beet green: 87.08
  • Spinach: 86.43
  • Leaf lettuce: 70.73
  • Romaine lettuce: 63.48
  • Collard green:…

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