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Chef Ben Vaughn Discusses the Art of Locally Varied Menus

In Professionals on June 28, 2010 at 2:39 am

Chef Ben Vaughn, proprietor of the elegant and artful Grace restaurant, has recently opened a new restaurant called Au Fond Farmtable. Loosely translated, explains Chef Ben Vaughn, the name means “Fundamentally Farmtable.” Chef Ben Vaughn’s goal with this less formal breakfast and lunch establishment is to create an artisan menu based on local food, with a cafe or bistro style environment. Chef Ben Vaughn opened Au Fond Farmtable right next door to his popular Grace restaurant. The two restaurants share a kitchen, says Chef Ben Vaughn, but are committed to very distinct and complementary eating experiences.

One unique quality of Chef Ben Vaughn’s latest dining establishment, Au Fond Farmtable, is the variability of the menu. Chef Ben Vaughn understands that in the restaurant world it is typically a cardinal sin to stray from the menu to which patrons are accustomed. But Chef Ben Vaughn feels that the menu at Au Fond Farmtable is reaching farther. The menu at Chef Ben Vaughn’s new restaurant is tuned in to the local farmers and food producers of the Memphis area.

For this reason, explains Chef Ben Vaughn, Au Fond Farmtable’s menu can change within a matter of days. But Chef Ben Vaughn assures that the changes are subtle and based on what local farmers are producing. This includes fine products like Anson Mills grits and Newman Farm bacon, notes Chef Ben Vaughn. For an example of menu variability, says Chef Ben Vaughn, Au Fond Farmtable features a hypnotic and delicious grilled pimento cheese sandwich. During the week, explains Chef Ben Vaughn, the cheese in this sandwich may range from sharp cheddar to an organic goat cheese in the same week. Chef Ben Vaughn allows for these subtle changes because local dairy producers always have something fresh and new for him. Chef Ben Vaughn, in turn, translates the natural variability of local food production into his menu.

Au Fond Farmtable
Cooper-Young next to Grace Restaurant
938 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN, 38104

On Off Digital World’s New iPads and Net books

In Technology on June 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm

On Off Digital World has observed that the realm of portable computers has evolved with significant changes in user needs. Computer users expect different things from computers these days, adds On Off Digital World, than they did before the Internet was widely used. On Off Digital World says the Internet era has made email, chatting, VoiP calls and web browsing into commonplace computing essentials.

Technology has come far enough, says On Off Digital World, that the simplest of today’s computers are Internet capable. For access to the Internet, explains On Off Digital World, computer users used to be caught between the portability of Internet ready phones and the bulk of home computers. Something too small sacrificed usability, while something too big sacrificed practicality. Even laptop computers, notes On Off Digital World, can weigh as much as 10 pounds. The evolution of computing needs, says On Off Digital World, has prompted innovative responses from hardware and software manufacturers.

The consumer electronics market, continues On Off Digital World, has adapted to these computing needs. On Off Digital World says that the rise of net book computers exemplifies the way technology has adapted to advanced Internet use. The recent launch of Apple’s iPad, adds On Off Digital World, and its trend setting sales figures confirms the arrival of a new Internet based computing era. The best way to be equipped for the new computing era, says On Off Digital World, is to have a net book or an iPad.

Many customers and interested readers ask On Off Digital World, what is the difference between iPads and net books? “Net book” is an umbrella term used to describe a wide family of miniature laptop computers capable of everyday Internet based tasks. Except for a few differences, namely in price, size and style, says On Off Digital World, the Apple iPad does the same everyday tasks of a net book. On Off Digital World adds that these tasks include watching movies during travel, cataloging photographs and surfing the web in wi-fi hot spots. On Off Digital World adds that the iPad is slimmer and sleeker than any net book on the market. At the same time all net books, adds On Off Digital World, are cheaper than iPads and have considerably more storage space.

Contact On Off Digital World at:
485 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers Require Experience

In Pets on June 15, 2010 at 3:51 am

The experts at Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers have been breeding award winning, sought after miniature schnauzers for 30 years. After three decades, Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers has gained a unique perspective on the temperaments of these most beloved pets. Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers says the furry friends are smart, engaging, high-energy companions. Some first time dog owners that consider a schnauzer, adds Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, soon learn that schnauzers take an experienced level of involvement and dedication on the dog owner’s part. Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers says that this animal’s qualities are best cultivated by an experienced dog owner, one that is committed to persistent training.

Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers describes miniature schnauzers as intelligent, energetic and loving pets with a wayward demeanor. Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers explains that miniature schnauzers enjoy the company of humans and other dogs when they are correctly and deliberately socialized as little pups. Despite socialization training, adds Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, people who have pet rodents must not acquire a schnauzer. Likewise, says Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, miniature schnauzer owners should never get any pet rodents. Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers explained that since their inception in Germany in the 16th century, miniature schnauzers have been bred for centuries as watchdogs, ratters, and vermin catchers. Because of this, continues Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, it is a schnauzer’s instinct to hunt and kill rodents.

Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers says that miniature schnauzers are truly rewarding companions. They live long lives, says Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, and are exceedingly loyal to their owner. At the same time, the experts are Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers do not recommend a schnauzer for first time dog owners. Because of their precocious intelligence, adds Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, miniature schnauzers need firm training, lest they develop inconvenient habits of forcing their own way. When training is well implemented, continues Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers, the little champs are so responsive that they end up making champion show ring appearances.

For more information, contact Marian Harding at Hardinhaus Miniature Schnauzers:
4637 Blairwood Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37938

Marian Harding Describes the World’s Best Pet

In Pets on June 15, 2010 at 3:42 am

Marian Harding has spent 30 years in the competitive dog-breeding world. In the span of her career, Marian Harding has bred, handled or cared for thousands of dogs. Of all breeds, Marian Harding’s favorite breed by far is the miniature schnauzer. Marian Harding describes miniature schnauzers as intelligent, loving, ideal companions. Miniature schnauzers, says Marian Harding, love to be with their masters or families as often as possible. Originally bred as watchdogs and vermin hunters, adds Marian Harding, mini schnauzers thrive from participating in the lives of their masters. Marian Harding notes that miniature schnauzers have been bred for centuries to guard and faithfully obey their humans. This devotional sensibility, says Marian Harding, coupled with the schnauzers’ natural energy make them excellent pets for active families.

Marian Harding offers some brief historical notes about mini schnauzers. Miniature schnauzers, says Marian Harding, originated in Germany and Bavaria in the 1500s. Marian Harding adds that because of their aforementioned desirable traits they became instantly popular with farming families and landed gentry alike. In the 1800s, continues Marian Harding, miniature schnauzers were introduced to North America. Since that time, notes Marian Harding, miniature schnauzers have been winning dog show competitions and the hearts of animal lovers across the continent.

A typical miniature schnauzer, describes Marian Harding, stands approximately 12 to 14 inches tall. Marian Harding adds that this small size allows them to live well in both the country and the city. In fact, adds Marian Harding, miniature schnauzers are adept apartment dogs. But their small size can be misleading, says Marian Harding, because these little wonders have a great deal of verve, personality and energy packed into their adorable frames. To properly care for a miniature schnauzer, continues Marian Harding, an owner must take them on at least two 20-minute walks each day. In addition to vigorous walks, points out Marian Harding, miniature schnauzers also require persistent and conscientious training.