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+NOURISH Evolution is launching their Cook the Seasons: Fall program, and signups are going on now with a great early-bird bonus of 20% off +ECOlunchbox gear: http://cooktheseasons.com. Such a deal! #healthyeating  
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5 steps to boost #flavor, courtesy of @johnmcquaid: http://ow.ly/N5ABz via @ParadeMagazine
Taste perceptions vary dramatically from one person to the next, and they start forming in the womb, where the fetus senses the chemical signatures of the meals Mom eats. As kids grow and their brains go through developmental spurts, tastes can become quirky. Picky eating, an aggravating puzzle for many parents, may have been a [...]
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A simple test to determine if you're a supertaster.
 
Are You a Supertaster? Here's how to find out: http://ow.ly/N5Bme via @ParadeMagazine
If you don’t like strong flavors—especially bitter tastes, spicy fare or high-fat foods— you might be among the 25 percent of the population that are supertasters. Women are more often supertasters than men. While the average person has an average of 10,000 taste buds, supertasters’ taste buds are up to 10,000 times more sensitive—and they [...]
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This is quite a story!
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A @mothersday story you won't forget: http://ow.ly/MHl9t featuring @nbridgesNY & @capabilityranch by @apconnery via @ParadeMagazine
As golden Southern California sunshine pours through the windows of a barn in the small town of Ramona, a group of kids with special needs is killing it on the dance floor. Giggles ripple through the room as they do the two-step, copying the footwork their dance teacher demonstrates.Standing in the wings, Nicola Bridges, 49, [...]
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What's new on YOUR plate?
 
#foodtrend forecasts from @andrewzimmern, @MarySueMilliken, @jettila @ChefBenFord: http://ow.ly/MZL2O via @ParadeMagazine
What else are America’s chefs cooking up? We asked four to share the dishes, cuisines and ingredients they’re most excited about right now.The Middle East in America’s BackyardsMiddle Eastern and Central Asian fare will go mainstream this year, says Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods. And we’ll go way beyond hummus to embrace [...]
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Eating out and eating right don't have to be mutually exclusive.
 
Some easy tips in here! How to Eat Healthy Meals at Restaurants - NYTimes.com http://ow.ly/MStHJ
Most meals at American restaurants are packed with processed food and enough calories to cover two or three sensible meals. Yet it’s entirely possible to eat healthy, tasty restaurant meals. Every meal here stays under 750 calories, and every breakfast is under 500. We’ll start with some good news...
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Yes, please!
 
Eggplant lovers unite! Here's the ultimate creamy, crunchy eggplant onion gratin. Don't eat it all at once!
I love eggplant. I love the creamy texture you get when it's cooked that can go anywhere from baba ganoush to eggplant parmesan. I am passionate about an Italian marinated pickled eggplant appetizer I've been making for years. Recently I've been contemplating making an eggplant gratin.
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This #vegan Asian Edamame "Hummus" has you covered for #MeatlessMonday: http://ow.ly/N5F1V via @ParadeMagazine
Hummus may have originated in the Middle East, but American cooks are taking it around the world with all kinds of flavors. This recipe goes in an Asian direction, with edamame standing in for the traditional chickpeas, sesame oil in place of olive oil, and peanut butter instead of tahini.
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Canva is rolling out a new for-business version: https://about.canva.com/work/?ref=94d54f68-af8d-425c-81c4-4e8e6da22c6d
I just registered for early access to Canva for Work. Join the waiting list!
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Make a list, and check it twice!
 
Shocker! Grocery lists may help shoppers stick to healthier diet, lower weight | Reuters -- http://ow.ly/MIG4A
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@mimisheraton says West African cuisine is the next big thing. Taste the #foodtrend w/her Ginger Beer #recipe: http://ow.ly/N5BLJ
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Looks delish!
 
Throw an #avocado on the barbie w/@ChefBenFord: http://ow.ly/MDVx4 via @TastingTable
Chef Ben Ford combines creamy avocado, earthy morels and bright sugar snap peas for a blissful avocado toast upgrade.
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Work
Occupation
Digital producer/content strategist
Skills
I develop tasty content strategy solutions for food & beverage clients.
Employment
  • Content Kitchen
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Owner, founder, chief bottle washer. Serving up content strategy audiences crave.
  • Sharecare/RealAge
    Deputy Producer, 2011 - 2013
    Oversaw production of content for health clients, including online health guides and video.
  • Time Inc.
    Senior Food Editor, 2002 - 2008
    Senior Food Editor at Cooking Light
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Los Angeles
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Tagline
Alison Ashton is a digital producer and content strategist based in Los Angeles, CA.
Introduction
Alison Ashton is the founder of Content Kitchen, a digital agency that serves up tasty content audiences crave, from onsite and social media content strategy to recipe development and food photography. She's also an e-reader addict!
Bragging rights
I'm a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who has traveled to all seven continents, where I've had a chance to eat some pretty crazy food!
Education
  • University of Southern California
    English, 1982 - 1986
  • Le Cordon Bleu
    Culinary Arts, 2009 - 2009
    Diploma, Culinary Arts
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Female