Executive Chef Robert Wysong, of Colleton River Plantation Club, Named Among Best Chefs in the U.S.

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Guy Ciccone's storied culinary career has its roots in Northeast Pennsylvania, and after years spent innovating cuisine in the South, Mr. Ciccone has returned to the area to share his talent and flair at The Blue Shutters in

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Genetic dissection of growth traits in a Chinese indigenous x commercial broiler chicken cross.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Mar 6; 14(1): 151
Sheng Z, Pettersson ME, Hu X, Luo C, Qu H, Shu D, Shen X, Carlborg O, Li N

BACKGROUND: In China, consumers often prefer indigenous broiler chickens over commercial breeds, as they have characteristic meat qualities requested within traditional culinary customs. However, the growth-rate of these indigenous breeds is slower than that of the commercial broilers, which means they have not yet reached their full economic value. Therefore, combining the valuable meat quality of the native chickens with the efficiency of the commercial broilers is of interest. In this study, we generated an F2 intercross between the slow growing native broiler breed, Huiyang Beard chicken, and the fast growing commercial broiler breed, High Quality chicken Line A, and used it to map loci explaining the difference in growth rate between these breeds. RESULTS: A genome scan to identify main-effect loci affecting 24 growth-related traits revealed nine distinct QTL on six chromosomes. Many QTL were pleiotropic and conformed to the correlation patterns observed between phenotypes. Most of the mapped QTL were found in locations where growth QTL have been reported in other populations, although the effects were greater in this population. A genome scan for pairs of interacting loci identified a number of additional QTL in 10 other genomic regions. The epistatic pairs explained 6–8% of the residual phenotypic variance. Seven of the 10 epistatic QTL mapped in regions containing candidate genes in the ubiquitin mediated proteolysis pathway, suggesting the importance of this pathway in the regulation of growth in this chicken population. CONCLUSIONS: The main-effect QTL detected using a standard one-dimensional genome scan accounted for a significant fraction of the observed phenotypic variance in this population. Furthermore, genes in known pathways present interesting candidates for further exploration. This study has thus located several QTL regions as promising candidates for further study, which will increase our understanding of the genetic mechanisms underlying growth-related traits in chickens.

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Polo Under the Palms, Held at Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch to Benefit Cancer Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The annual Polo Under the Palms was held at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch to benefit cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Saturday, March 23rd. In their effort to support and promote “The Sport of Kings” Crooked Brook encourages families and people of all ages to attend and participate in polo events.

(PRWeb March 24, 2013)

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Executive Chef Robert Wysong, of Colleton River Plantation Club, Named Among Best Chefs in the U.S.

South Carolina Platinum Club’s Chef Receives Prestigious Honor

(PRWeb March 22, 2013)

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Open Question: Some advice needed, I would like to study culinary arts in japan.?

I am currently a culinary student in Canada and I’m very much interested in Japanese culture and cuisine. I would like the experience to be in Japan and learn to cook like the locals and maybe even become a certified Japanese cuisine. I have been searching for a few days now but cannot seem to find much information on the web. Any information or advice would be much appreciated.

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:38:41 GMT
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