Anabolic Cooking Cookbook Review Exposes Dave Ruels Nutrition Guide for Bodybuilding and Fitness Vkool.com


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 27, 2014

According to the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive nutrition guide for bodybuilding and fitness. This book consists of a wide range of recipes for building more lean muscle mass and getting ripped fast within a few weeks.

Vkool writes in its review that this book uncovers to readers the reason why nutrition is the most important part of building a lean muscular physique. The book also includes a lot of tips and advice on how to make muscles grow and burn stubborn belly fat. In addition, inside this book, people will discover top 5 misconceptions about cooking and eating for weight loss.

Vkool also informs in its review that the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook will teach people how to cook tasty and healthy meals, and how to achieve bodybuilding goals quickly. The book also reveals to readers the secret of cooking healthy muscle-building meals, which help promote athletic performances, rapid fat loss, and lean muscle mass gains.

Anabolic Cooking Cookbook, as it is reviewed now by Vkool, was developed by Dave Ruel, a nutritionist and fitness expert. Since Dave Ruel released the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook, many people have used it to find the best way to promote muscle building and fat loss.

The Anabolic Cooking Cookbook review also shows that this book is currently available online, with some special bonuses from Dave Ruel, such as:

Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets


(PRWEB) July 26, 2014

According to a new market research report “Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product (vibration monitoring, thermography, ultrasound emission, lubricating oil analysis, corrosion monitoring, motor current signature analysis), Component, Application and Geography – Global Forecast to 2014 – 2020″, published by MarketsandMarkets, the machine health monitoring market is expected to reach $ 2.50 at a CAGR of 7.16% from 2014 to 2020.

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Machine health monitoring is an uninterrupted assessment of the equipment and machinery. Machine health monitoring system can be implemented to reduce plant operating costs by optimizing maintenance activities and lowering the instances of unscheduled outages. Thus it helps in reducing the overall maintenance costs and improving the lifetime of equipment. The market over the next few years will be driven by fast-paced technology developments and introduction of innovative products. Development of low-cost and advanced health monitoring equipment, integrated with quick processing functions, direct communication procedures, and improved software will attract tremendous opportunities for the market in the coming years.

This report covers the Machine Health Monitoring Market based on components, products, applications, and geography. The segmentation by component includes Corrosion probes, Spectrometer, Spectrum Analyzer, Thermal Camera, Ultrasonic Detector, Vibration Sensor and their future market potential. Of all the major components, the vibration sensor is expected to have higher adoption rates for the mass market. The segmentation by product includes corrosion monitoring equipment, lubricating oil analysis equipment, motor current signature analysis, thermography equipment, ultrasound emission equipment, and vibration monitoring equipment. The segmentation by application includes industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, marine, mining, oil and gas, and power. The geographic analysis covers North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW.

The major drivers for the Machine Health Monitoring Market are the improvement in equipment reliability by effective projection of their failures, achieving reduction in frequency and severity of equipment downtimes, maximizing component life by proper scheduling of maintenance programs, maximizing equipment performance and throughput, ensuring the safety of equipment and personnel, and many more. There are restraints in the market such as achieving return on investment from machine health monitoring, unpredictable maintenance periods, and requirement of asset modifications to retrofit existing systems with machine health monitoring sensors that may inhibit the market growth. The increasing demand from emerging economies is one of the key opportunities for the process analyzer market.

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The major companies involved in machine health monitoring are AZIMA DLI Corp. (U.S.), Bruel & Kjaer Vibro GmbH (Denmark), Emerson Process Management (U.S.), Fluke Corp. (U.S.), GE (U.S.), Honeywell Process Solution (U.S.), National Instruments (U.S.), Parker Kittiwake (U.K.), Rockwell Automation Inc. (U.S.), SKF (Sweden), and more.

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Study: Gluten Can Damage the Immune System; CBCD Recommends Two Natural Remedies to Boost the Immune System


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Infected with the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Wheat gluten can damage the immune system. As Dr. Daniel Kalish wrote, Sub-clinical gluten intolerance creates a significant stress on the immune system and can lead to a compromised immune system. (See Kalishresearch.com, from 2008) (2) Dr. Kalish continued, writing that The mechanism of action occurs in several different ways. There are specialized immune cells that line the small intestine called immunocytes. These immune cells produce secretory IgA, a critical component of the thin, healthy mucous that makes up your first line immune defense. The inflammatory response produced in individuals that are gluten sensitive destroys a certain percentage of these cells, and this in turn can lower your immune defense thereby opening the door to intestinal infections. Through this mechanism, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and yeast or fungal organisms can more easily infect someone who is gluten intolerant and suffering from a weakened first line immune defense. (2) This weakening of the immune system can allow a latent virus, such as the common Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) to increase in number and therefore cause disease.

Click to learn more about latent viruses.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that individuals infected with a latent virus, such as EBV and other viruses, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against the EBV, and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, individuals infected with the EBV reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR. (3) The study authors also wrote that, We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms. (3)

Both products can be ordered online on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR websites.

Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at CBCD, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

How does gluten damage the immune system, exposing the body to the negative effect of viruses?

When you have a viral infection like the common cold, the viruses that infect us have antigen markers on their outer surfaces and our immune system recognizes these antigens and then makes antibodies to destroy the virus. Food is also foreign to the body and therefore has antigens. Typically we don’t react to food antigens. However, in some people food reactions do occur because of an inappropriate response of the immune system to antigens in food. (2) This same inappropriate response of the immune system to the antigens of gluten damages the bodys first line of defense, as noted above, and therefore makes it easier for a latent virus to increase in number and cause disease. Sometimes, it can make the virus actually reactivate and go on the attack.

When the Epstein Barr Virus is reactivated, it replicates and can cause many different symptoms. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpes virus 4, is a member of the herpes virus family. It is one of the most common human viruses. EBV is found all over the world. Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives. EBV spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva. (See the CDC, last updated on January 6, 2014 ) (4).

A few antiviral drugs are available that were shown to inhibit EBV replication in cell culture. These drugs include the acyclic nucleoside analogues aciclovir, ganciclovir, penciclovir, and their respective prodrugs valaciclovir, valganciclovir and famciclovir, the acyclic nucleotide analogues cidofovir and adefovir, and the pyrophosphate analogue foscarnet. However, clinical studies have shown that these drugs are mostly ineffective in humans. (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from September 2013) (3).

In addition to these drugs, there are natural antiviral products, such as Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR, which have been shown in clinical studies to be effective in reducing symptoms associated with EBV infections.

Because gluten can weaken the immune system and make it easier for latent viruses to multiply, we recommend that individuals take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. Greg Bennett, CBCD

Based on the evidence presented above, the CBCD recommends that individuals take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR to help boost the immune system.

Learn more about Novirin and EBV, and Gene-Eden-VIR and EBV.

All orders of these products are completely confidential, and no information is shared or sold to any third party. Privacy is assured. To contact a CBCD representative, please call 585-250-9999 or E-mail info (at) gene-eden-vir.com.

References:

(1) Antvorskov JC1, Josefsen K, Engkilde K, Funda DP, Buschard K. Dietary gluten and the development of type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia. 2014 May 29.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24871322

(2) Kalishresearch.com – Gluten Sensitivity. 2008

kalishresearch.com/a_gluten.html

(3) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.

cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php

(4) CDC – Epstein Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis – About Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Last updated January 6, 2014.

cdc.gov/epstein-barr/about-ebv.html

CBCD is a biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements using the unique scientific method developed by Dr. Hanan Polansky, which is based on Computer Intuition.

In addition to his unique scientific method, Dr. Polansky published the highly acclaimed scientific discovery, called Microcompetition with Foreign DNA. The discovery explains how foreign DNA fragments, and specifically, DNA of latent viruses, cause most major diseases.

CBCD developed Novirin, an antiviral natural remedy that helps the immune system kill latent viruses.







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Gluten-Free Baker and Celiac Advocate Miranda Jade Turbin Now Supports Up-and-Coming Gluten-Free Companies with Her Celebrated Product Reviews


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Renowned L.A.-based gluten-free baker and writer Miranda Jade Turbin has begun spotlighting startup and smaller gluten-free food companies through product reviews on her popular Gluten-Free Help Blog (http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info). A widely read gluten-free food reviewer and tester, Miranda Jade has announced that shell be focusing on smaller, mom-and-pop companies in order to help supply them with support and publicity.

It is incredibly challenging to launch your own gluten-free company. Most of these company owners are very hardworking and dedicated to the gluten-free cause, Miranda Jade said. Its really important to back them up because it will give the gluten-free community more options. My goal is to help get the word out about them with my reviews.

Miranda Jade is the writer behind http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info, originally launched by Mirandas mother, Tina Turbin, and voted the #2 .info website in the world out of over 6 million registered .info sites. With an enormous online following, Miranda Jade has the potential to make a huge impact on the companies she chooses to review.

In her latest review, Miranda Jade shined the spotlight on an innovative new company called Coffee Blocks, which has reinvented instant coffee, according to its website, with additional healthy ingredients including organic coconut oil, grass-fed butter and free-range egg yolks. In her review, Miranda Jade gave the company three thumbs up and urged readers to visit their Kickstarter fundraising website page. She also talked about the background of the company, started by three passionate guys who balancing kids, life, work, wives, dogs and exercise.

Coffee Blocks is a great example of the kind of company I want to highlight in my reviews. By supporting these startup projects and companies, well see a lot more gluten-free options in the marketplace.

Miranda Jade was diagnosed as a young adult with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), also known as the gluten rash, after suffering from the condition throughout childhood. After her recovery on the gluten-free diet, Miranda Jade became passionate about helping the celiac and gluten-free cause. Miranda Jade took Los Angeles by storm at the beginning of 2014 with the launch of her L.A.-based gluten-free bakery, open for orders at http://www.MirandaJadeBakeshop.com. Miranda Jade Bakeshop features many of the acclaimed gluten-free bakers celebrated baked goods prepared in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

Miranda Jade shares her acclaimed gluten-free recipes, product and food reviews, and cooking expertise on her blog at http://www.GlutenFreeHelp.info and on her GlutenFreeHelp YouTube Channel, in addition to running Miranda Jade Bakeshop.

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To Purchase Any of the Gluten-free eBooks Visit: http://glutenfreehelp.info/gluten-free-and-celiac-ebooks-available-here/

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About Miranda Jade Turbin, Official Partner of GlutenFreeHelp.info:

Miranda Jade Turbin was finally diagnosed with celiac disease after 18 years–her entire childhood–of repeated misdiagnoses, going from one doctor to the next and in and out of hospitals without any answers. Within two weeks of removing all gluten from her diet, Miranda Jades life completely turned around. After her experience, she knew in her heart she had to help others as an advocate for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Miranda Jade teamed up with her mother Tina Turbin, also a diagnosed celiac and founder of the award-winning website GlutenFreeHelp.info, to this day handling this very busy website. Miranda Jade has gone on to write numerous eBooks, articles, reviews, and sought-after gluten-free grain-free recipes. Miranda Jade is bicoastal with gluten-free test kitchens on both coasts.

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Hysterectomy Cancer Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Plans by Cancer Victims, Families to Give Testimony about Experiences with Uterine Morcellation


New York, New York (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

As it continues its investigation of hysterectomy cancer lawsuits (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancers due to power morcellators, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that opponents of the devices are preparing to testify about their experiences with uterine morcellation. According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal, those scheduled to testify next month during a two-day hearing of the U.S. Food & Drug Administrations (FDA) Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel include women who claim their cancers were spread by uterine morcellation, as well as the families of women who allegedly died from cancers that were worsened by power morcellators.*

Earlier this month, the LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation urged those who may have been harmed by uterine morcellation to tell their stories to the FDA. The group, which is seeking a ban on the use of power morcellators in fibroid removal procedures, maintains that the FDAs upcoming hearing will be the most important battle in the controversy surrounding uterine morcellation.**

Since the FDA raised concerns about the risks associated with power morcellators in May, our Firm has heard from numerous women whose cancers were allegedly made worse by these devices. We are pleased that the FDA will be hearing from those most affected during its upcoming meeting, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free morcellator lawsuit reviews to women who may have experienced the spread of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation.

Morcellator Lawsuits

The FDA issued an alert in April that discouraged doctors from using power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures. According to the agency, the devices, which cut tissue into small pieces so that it can be removed via an abdominal incision, may promote the spread of undetected uterine sarcoma and other cancer cells into a patients pelvic and abdominal cavity. About 1 in 350 women with fibroids have undiagnosed uterine cancers, and spread of the cells outside of the uterus greatly reduces a patients chances of long-term survival, according to the FDA.

When the FDAs Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel meets on July 10th and 11th, it will be asked to make recommendations on ways to mitigate the risks associated with uterine morcellation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the panel will consider whether the use of containment bags to catch tissue would reduce the risk of spreading cancer, and whether enhanced warning labels should be placed on morcellators. The Panel could also go so far as to recommend a ban on the devices. While the FDA isnt obligated to act on any recommendations made by the Panel, it usually gives a lot of weight to its guidance.*

Cancer victims and their families are not alone in awaiting action from the FDA. Since the agency disclosed its concerns about uterine morcellation in April, Johnson & Johnson announced it would suspend sales of several power morcellators sold by its Ethicon, Inc. unit until the agency can provide further guidance on their use.*** A number of hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have stopped using the devices pending action from the FDA.****

According to court documents, a number of power morcellator lawsuits are now pending in U.S. courts, all of which were brought on behalf of women whose cancer was allegedly spread via uterine morcellation. Most recently, a case was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California on May 13, 2014 that claims the use of a Wolf Power Morcellator promoted the seeding of uterine cancer cells throughout a woman’s peritoneal cavity. (Case No. Case5:14-cv-02209-PSG)

Alleged victims of uterine sarcoma or other cancers spread via power morcellation may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a morcellator lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To obtain a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.

*online.wsj.com/articles/showdown-for-surgical-tool-1402958775?KEYWORDS=morcellator, WSJ, June 16, 2014

**lmsdr.org/LMSeAlerts_June_2014.pdf, LMSAlerts, June 2014

***reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/us-johnson-johnson-device-idUSKBN0DG06G20140430, Reuters, April 30, 2014

****cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2014/04/surgical_tool_for_hysterectomy.html, Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 28, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003

Bernstein Liebhard LLP represents the victims of defective drugs and medical devices on a contingency-fee basis, and our clients are never expected to pay attorneys fees unless their case results in a successful recovery on their behalf. New York States contingency fee cap rules generally limit those fees to 33 1/3% of the total recovery. As a result, the Firms fees can be significantly lower than those assessed by attorneys in other states, which depending on the law may amount to as much as 40% or more of a plaintiffs recovery.

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Root Vegetables & Winter Fruits

Have you ever been wandering through your local farmers market or produce area of your super market and see those bizarre looking root vegetables and wonder what the heck they are and how do you eat them?

Root vegetables were a very significant staple throughout the colder months during a time when lettuces and zucchini were not available in months of December, January and February. Thankfully that time has passed and we are able to enjoy these lovely treats with some leafy greens, crisp peppers or squashes.

We decided that there are too many amazing root vegetables and fall fruits that do not get enough credit and should go unnoticed or unused no longer. Below you will find a quick guide to some of our favorites over here at Epic. We hope that at the end of this you are feeling a lot less intimidated about the crazy looking fruits and vegetables and that a whole new world of produce is opened up to you.

Some of our fall favorites that you can find on our menus are Kumquats, Quince, Salsify and Celeriac.
Let’s start with Kumquats; these tiny little orange fruits are both sweet and sour. The skin is edible and is actually where all of the sweetness comes from. You can chop and mince these with some parsley, capers and horseradish to make an impressive relish or muddled with Cachaca and sugar to make a Caipirinha.

Quince is a misunderstood fruit. It is inedible raw but when cooked slowly over a low heat for a few hours they are suddenly bursting with flavor. Quince is a great addition to a traditional apple pie or added to bread pudding for a delicious twist on an old favorite.

Salsify may seem weird but is very tasty. This member of the sunflower family is called the “oyster root” because the flavor is vaguely reminiscent of oysters when cooked. You can boil, steam, cream or mash salsify. Once it is cooked it has the texture of an artichoke and some say the taste is similar.

Celeriac is very flavorful once roasted. It has a sweet and somewhat astringent flavor. When cleaning celeriac be sure to get all of the “skin” off as it becomes quite bitter. It oxidizes quickly so it needs to be dropped in a mixture of water and lemon. Celeriac when roasted makes a silky smooth, delicious soup.

We hope this clears up some of the myth surrounding these root vegetables and fall fruits. Happy cooking!

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Making Bread at Home

Good evening Epic friends & family. It has been awhile since our last post and we thought what better way to get back in the swing of things than with some inside tips on making bread at home.

Here at Epic we truly are a family that likes to get everyone involved with what we do. So I asked one of our talented Chefs, Justin Belluomini, to help me with this. After all who better to ask than the gent that makes the bread here at Epic for our new & delicious lunch menu.

So first we will talk about the ingredients used in all bread making. It is as simple as flour, water, salt & yeast. Yes, there are other ingredients used in some breads but these four truly are the heart of all bread.

I know that the task of making bread can seem daunting, choosing the yeast, the flower and making sure you know how to work with all of the ingredients separately and together. Instant or active-dry- there is no appreciative difference other than instant is more convenient. When choosing flour be sure to select a bread flour to get the optimal results but if you don’t have bread flour then go ahead and use AP flour, just be sure to check your measurements because you will need more flour. This is also true depending on what salt you choose. Kosher salt you will need more, table salt you will need less. If you have a handy scale it is best to weigh everything out.

All breads are made the same way:
First, the ingredients are mixed together, then the bread is kneaded until the gluten is sufficiently developed, the bread is then allowed to rise for a period of time (this is known as bulk fermentation and is where most of the flavor is developed), the bread is then shaped into loaves or rolls and allowed to rise again (this is known as proofing)and then the bread is baked and cooled.
Here is a link to a video on shaping:
title=”Shaping bread”>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPL2J8OZ&feature=related.

After the bread is baked it needs to cool completely before being cut, otherwise they will come out gummy and less flavorful.

Batch Risen Dough is designed to be made in a large batch, risen and refrigerated for up to a week. When you are feeling like some home-made bread simply snip off 14-16 ounces, shape it and bake it. the bread’s flavor will develop over the next several days and become more intense and even take on some sourness.

Below is our basic recipe for an Italian Batch Risen Dough.
725 grams of 90 degree water
14 grams of instant yeast
25 grams of table salt
925 grams of all-purpose (AP) flour, we recommend King Arthur

*Place water into an 8 quart container & mix the yeast until dissolved, then add salt and immediately add flour, stir with wooden spoon until fully incorporated and let rise at room temperature for about 2 hours covered with a floured with a towel (not terry cloth) or parchment paper sprayed with oil, until it has slightly more than doubled in volume. Refrigerate dough for up to one week or minimum of 2 hours. When you are ready for that home-baked goodness, sprinkle flour across the entire surface of the dough and on your hand (to prevent dough from sticking), pull out around 14-18 ounces of dough. Loosely shape this into a ball and allow it to proof on parchment paper at room temperature for up to 90 minutes. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature is 205 degrees (digital thermometer is preferred.) Let cool completely and enjoy!!

We hope you all have a wonderful & Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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July Fourth

I hope everyone is excited about the upcoming holiday. I know I am. We will be hosting a special happy hour BBQ on our fabulous patio. Also hosting will be Anchor Brewing and Skyy Vodka.
We will be offering a special BBQ menu including first of the season heirloom tomatoes with hand pulled mozzarella, pork shoulder and Schmitz Ranch brisket, rotisserie chicken, baked beans from the wood oven, potato salad, corn on the cob (probably with BACON BUTTER…a preview of High on the Hog)and ice cream cones. All of this with an Anchor Liberty Ale or Skyy vodka cocktail for $35 plus tax and gratuity. There maybe, just maybe (well, most likely will be)some specials on Drakes Bay Oysters as well.
I am super excited. Give us a call and let us know you are coming. It is gonna be a swell time!!
-ben

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Kitchen of Champions

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Celebrating graduation with a slice at Mission Pie

Over my ‘weekend’ I volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul Society Kitchen of Champions in West Oakland, California. The students were a blast to work with and I am so happy to be a part of their learning experience.
Epic Roasthouse donated all of the flour and butter that we used in the recipes. My wife, Karoline Boehm-Goodnick, general manager at Mission Pie, was with me as well.
I would like to encourage all of you to check out the Kitchen of Champions webpage and help in any way you can. My friend Diana Petes is the Culinary Services Coordinator and can help with any questions you may have.
-ben

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High On The Hog

Pork and Pinot is back. California wineries specializing in Pinot Noir, a western theme (including appropriate music) and lots of pig.
Our annual celebration is back this year on Saturday, September tenth. I’m not going to provide you with lots of details right now (I like suspense) but call 415-369-9955 for more information and to make your reservation.
I will give you a couple food teasers: corn with bacon butter, something roasted on a spit, lots of pulled pork, and plenty of house-made and artisian charcuterie.
We hope to see you there,
-ben

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Wood Burning Brick Oven

As many of you know the soul of our kitchen is a wood burning brick oven. It is made of twenty-two thousand pounds of sand, brick and stone. We burn up to three cords of almond and walnut wood per month.

Many restaurants have wood ovens. We are different because we use ours so much. It is not just a place for pizzas and such. It provides us with a hot and smokey spot to cook everything from giant ribeye steak to Mediterranean sea bass to baby carrots. You can taste the smoke.

Maintaining a live fire for 18 hours a day is a challenge for our cooks and one that teaches us all so much about the act of really cooking. I hope that you appreciate what our oven means to us. Stop bye and peer in sometime.

-ben

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Mothers Day Brunch

First of all thanks to everyone who made Easter brunch at Epic great! If you are looking for a place in San Francisco to celebrate with your mom, Epic is the spot. We will be offering a prix fixe 3 course brunch from 10am to 3pm on Mother’s day and would love to see all of you here.

-ben

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