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More thoughts about tips

There are quiet revolutions going on in the restaurant world right now. One of them involves the touchy subject of tipping. Until the last couple of years, most upscale dining establishments in the United States had a voluntary gratuity for the service staff. I don’t think anyone (including me) minds …

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Let’s talk turkey…

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and everyone gathers around the kitchen making small talk. This year everyone is talking politics, jobs and the economy. You’ll hear the occasional story about Aunt Bertha and her fibromyalgia. You pray you’ll temporarily lose your hearing… What’s really happening though, is folks are waiting for that …

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Atomic Gardens: Salt. Pepper. Radiation?

          Special to the Dougherty Report Atomic gardening is a form of selective mutation that uses exposure to radiation in order to create useful mutations in a food. The scheme began in the 1950’s as an alternative use for fission energy. Post-World War 2 efforts of …

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Mad About Tipping Practices

There are quiet revolutions going on in the restaurant world right now. One of them involves the touchy subject of tipping. Until the last couple of years, most upscale dining establishments in the United States had a voluntary gratuity for the service staff. I don’t think anyone (including me) minds …

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Old Florida Expands Farmed Oyster Industry

Elizabeth Dougherty, Food Nation Radio Network Oyster lovers know what it’s like. A platter of ice-cold bivalves is placed in front of you with a tangy mignonette, some horseradish and cocktail sauce. Your mouth starts to water. I’ve felt that moment of anticipation nearly one hundred times in my life. …

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