Month: December 2011

Happy Holidays from SPI Group!

As we prepare to say good-bye to 2011, all of us at SPI Group wish you a happy and healthy holiday! May 2012 be prosperous for all of us!

Oregon Section IFT December Dinner Meeting

The Oregon IFT dinner meeting on December 13th was quite a successful event – measured by the number of registered attendees (87 in total!), as well as the total amount of food and money raised for the Oregon Food Bank. The SPI Group contributed a large food & fruit basket for the raffle and canned…
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Research Chefs……Bridging Science and Art

Hanging out with research chefs means time to bridge science and art. After a three day visit with Solae’s Research Chef, Chef Simon Lusky, I now understand the true meaning of sweet and savory. He served chicken meat loaf (including chunks of corn, chilies and ground chicken) with chipotle sauce and sweetened sweet potatoes. Talk…
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Nu-Tek Salt: potassium chloride based salt replacer for sodium reduction

We’ve all heard and continue to hear the buzz about “lowering sodium”; but another issue that the medical community continues to report on is the need to boost potassium intake. In this great article from Reuters, a report from a massive international study (>200,000 people) found that stroke risk dipped as people’s reported potassium intake…
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NCIFT Holiday Meeting 2011 – featuring Blue Bottle Coffee

It was a full house at the NCIFT annual holiday event at Roundhill Country Club in Alamo last week. We were treated to a fabulous speaker from Blue Bottle Coffee company, who spoke about the company’s origins, sourcing coffee, delivering coffee at it’s peak flavor and why it takes 4 minutes to get a cup…
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