PRODUCT WATCH: Shake It, Shake It, Baby

Just in time for Halloween, McCormick’s has introduced black food coloring. While it’s been easy to make orange from the standard yellow and red food colors, black has always represented a challenge. Now, thanks to spooky food technology, cakes, cupcakes and cookies can be decorated in true Halloween spirit. Check out McCormick.com for a recipe…
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NEWS: Higher Prices Brewing For Craft Beers

Photo of Czechoslovakian hops vines by Dušan Gavenda | IST.   What revelers at next week’s Great American Beer Festival won’t be discussing is the higher prices forthcoming on their brews of choice. While the segment grew 11% the first half of this year, the cost of materials is growing as well. As reported today…
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GOURMET TRAVEL: Great American Beer Festival

The doors open on Thursday, October 11, 5:30 p.m., and until Saturday at 10 p.m. (not nonstop, of course); attendees at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival will have 1,884 beers available to sample. A total of 2,832 beers will be judged over three days by more than 100 judges. There are some new styles…
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CONTEST: Win Some Great Cooking

One Grand Prize winner will attend the 2008 Taste Of EBONY, a culinary extravaganza. The 2008 event honors the accomplishments of prominent African-American chefs. Guests will sample delectable dishes prepared by the featured chefs and restaurants. The prize includes a 3-day/2-night trip for the winner and a guest to attend the event in Chicago, including…
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