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20 Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Like many people I find chocolate hard to resist. Unfortunately though, chocolate is a touchy subject and is often regarded as an indulgent treat because it is mainly associated with weight gain and acne. Americans spend $10 billion annually on chocolate treats. It is not all bad news though; countless studies now show dark chocolate has […]

local food movement

Has The Local Movement Gone To Far?

Menus have become a launching ground of advertisement for local growers and producers. Is the local movement a good thing? Yes, you bet it is! Locally grown and made products are the epitome of freshness. Buying them helps to keep local businesses thriving. But, as a chef I feel menus need not describe every local products point of origin and not feel that you are trapped in a local movement.

Aland Islands

Åland Islands: Hotel Pommern | Guest Chef Franco Lania

Hotel Pommern of the Åland Hotel Group welcomes chef Franco Lania on March 10th-12th. Franco will cook a 5-course tasting menu. Chef Lania is a 9/11 survivor and from that day forward he changed his career focus. His new mission is to help people get their lives back on track by enlivening them via the invigorating energy of cooking. “It’s all about receiving a warm embrace from the stove”, the chef says

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