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Girlfriend Wine is a hit with its catchy names

Everyone knows that when girlfriends get together, there's no stopping a party! And, starting this week, a new group of friends will make their debut in the wine section of Kroger supermarkets across Southeast America. Girlfriends Wine – featuring "Good Girl," "Wild Girl," "Classy Girl," "Romantic Girl," and "Party Girl" – offers an outstanding taste variety, personality and fun for every occasion.

Created by award-winning South African winemaker Val du Charron, the specially crafted Girlfriends products range from smooth to deep and everything in between...

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MyPlate calls for Americans to eat more grains

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) took place last week, new research from ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of North America's leading food makers, shows that what you add to your diet can be just as important as what you remove.

"Americans are tired of hearing about diet recommendations that focus on foods to avoid," says Kristin Reimers, PhD, RD, Nutrition Manager, ConAgra Foods. "Eating should be an enjoyable experience, which is why we are excited to present these research findings that encourage people to stop thinking about foods they shouldn't be eating and, instead, focus on foods that help to enhance a healthful lifestyle."...

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National Baking Week 15-21 October 2012

The year 2012 is synonymous with Britishness: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, first British Wimbledon finalist for 76 years, London Olympics. That’s why this year’s National Baking Week is encouraging Britain to get baking: bake with your kids, bake with your friends, bake with your colleagues – whoever it may be, just get your pinny on and start experimenting...

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Chocolate News!

This week is Chocolate Week. Willy Wonka would be in his element, and so are you chocolate lovers out there. The highlight of Chocolate Week has to be Chocolate Unwrapped a show where visitors can immerse themselves in a decadent celebration of chocolate. It’s a day to marvel at chocolate sculptures, watch chocolate cooking demonstrations and taste a variety of exciting new flavours, new chocolate, unexpected pairings and classic favourites from the world’s top chocolatiers...

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The National Restaurant Awards 2012

It is the season of restaurant awards and last night, 8 October, saw the fifth National Restaurant Awards take place at the new venue of The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London. The Ledbury was voted as the UK’s best restaurant for the third year running, with second and third places going to Pollen Street Social and The Hand & Flowers...

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