Culinary ‘Olympics’ bring silver linings for Flossmoor chef

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Last summer we introduced our readers to Culinary Therapy, a new concept in giving back through food and humor. Led by Verona resident Cardie Mortimer, what started as a simple one-time act of giving back has grown into a state-touring event and

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:31:06 GMT
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Mead and merrimentat medieval gathering
AFTER an initial - and by now obligatory - rain shower, Beorgwic enjoyed three days of clear skies and balmy weather at The Danelaw, a property located in the hills behind Mongarlowe in southern NSW.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:35:47 GMT
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Identification and antibacterial characteristics of an endophytic fungus Fusarium oxysporum from Lilium lancifolium.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2012 Sep 12;
Liu XL, Huang KH, Zhou JZ, Meng L, Wang Y, Zhang LX

Aims:  The aim of this study is to isolate and identify an endophytic fungus with antibacterial activity from the Asian medicinal and culinary plant Lilium lancifolium and to study the characteristics of its major antibacterial fractions. Methods and Results:  After strict sample sterilization, an endophytic fungus BH-3 with great antibacterial activity against Leuconostoc mesenteroides was isolated from the bulbs of L. lancifolium and was identified as Fusarium oxysporum on the basis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rDNA sequence and morphological traits. After partial purification including superfiltration and gel filtration, the major antibacterial fractions were found to be the substances with the molecular mass ranging from 35 to 60 kDa, mainly 55 kDa. The partially purified antibacterial fractions were stable at thermal processes, with more than 80% of activity left at 60°C for 1 h, and even 70·75% left at 121°C for 15 min. 90·33-98·97% of activity was observed in the pH range of 4·0-7·0. But the fractions were sensitive to different proteases. Conclusions:  Endophytic strain F. oxysporum BH-3 isolated from the bulbs of L. lancifolium produced protein-like antibacterial metabolites. The antibacterial assay against Leuc. mesenteroides indicated that the fractions were stable at thermal processes and wide pH conditions, but sensitive to proteolyses. Significance and Impact of the Study:  This study provides an increasing understanding of endophytic F. oxysporum in L. lancifolium and its metabolites, which have a great potential in food industry as antibacterial agents.

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The CasaBlanca Resort & Casino Proudly Presents the Mesquite Balloon Festival January 26 & 27, 2013

Mesquite Balloon Festival brings the best balloons from the southwest for a weekend full of fun.

(PRWeb October 17, 2012)

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Culinary ‘Olympics’ bring silver linings for Flossmoor chef
Flossmoor resident and renowned chef Tim Bucci added two more medals to his long list of culinary credits when he competed on the U.S. National Team in the International Culinary Exhibition — known as the “culinary Olympics” — in Erfurt, Germany, earlier this month. Bucci, an associate professor in Joliet Junior College’s culinary arts program, said his team of six received the second-highest …
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:26:26 -0700
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