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France Takes A Lead In BPA Ban

By admin | October 27, 2011

Photo: planningqueen

Photo: planningqueen

By: Saira Malhotra

In recent years, there has been a great push for companies to turn BPA free. This week, the Deutsche Welle published an article on how France is upping the ante and taking more drastic measures.

BPA, Bisphenol-A, is a chemical product and is used in the production of plastic and resins since the 1960′s. The chemical can be found in many household products, such as the inside lining of canned food and sodas, plastic bottles, paper used for cash registers to generate receipts, water supply lines and kids electronic toys. Read More

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Easter Around The World

By mahir | April 22, 2011

Photo: RichardBH on flickr

Photo: RichardBH on flickr

By Julia Burgi

Easter, technically, is the Christian holiday celebrating the rebirth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It has been around for thousands of years and coincides with the rebirth of life in the Northern hemisphere, spring! This holiday is not only religious, but a time of cultural celebration as well. Every country, even region, has its own Easter traditions! Read More

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Street Food: Paris

By mahir | February 2, 2011

Become a fan of Street Food here.

On some days the perfect Paris meal is not raclette and steak au poivre in a fancy restaurant, but just a hunk of bread, a lump of cheese and a box of berries. I buy my fixings at Read More

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Food and People: Corsica

By Andrew Chapman | January 27, 2011

Corsica

Photo: Andrew Chapman

In Corsica, France, every bit of color pops against the centuries-old stone buildings, streets, and walls: the vibrant green of a bush, a brightly painted door, pungent dried onions. This small island is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea between France and Italy, and has a mixed cultural heritage from both of its neighbors. French, Italian, and a Romance language, Corsican, are spoken there today. There has always been a strong emphasis on preserving things that are uniquely Corsican, especially when it comes to food.

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French North African Women

By mahir | January 25, 2011

I’m always excited to hear about chefs helping their communities. World famous chef Alain Ducasse is helping North African women in Paris take a professional cooking course with the promise of a Read More

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