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Drinking (Coffee) On The Job: Restaurant Workers, Women Lead The Way

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cooks and servers, scientists and sales reps — those are some of the workers who say they perform better after drinking coffee. People who work as nurses, journalists, and teachers also say they're more effective if they have coffee, in a survey from Dunkin Donuts and CareerBuilder.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms

Monday, September 24, 2012

WNYC

Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms knew how to prepare for a stir-fry. She brought a big cardboard box to WNYC's studios, loaded with heirloom tomatoes of all stripes (literally) and white, deep purple, and lavender-and-white speckled eggplants.

My hard, inquisitor's heart was softened.  

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Billionaires Fund A 'Manhattan Project' For Nutrition And Obesity

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A former hedge fund manager-turned-philanthropist is donating millions of dollars to challenge the conventional wisdom about what makes us fat. The Nutrition Science Initiative says new research will make it possible to significantly lower obesity rates by 2020.

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Fruit And Veggies Linked To Lower Obesity Rates In New State Fat Rankings

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The nation's heaviest states of 2011 are Mississippi, Louisiana, and W. Virginia. But in the thinnest states, more people report eating five fruit and veggie servings a day and report getting more exercise.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Francis Lam of Gilt Taste

Friday, September 14, 2012

WNYC

Francis Lam, the features editor of Gilt Taste, is da bomb. First, he brought me a sample of the homemade tomato paste he so richly describes in this week's Last Chance Foods. Second, threw himself completely into treating the Studio 4 mascot like a live kitty, giving this Stir Fry a creepy, Halloween vibe. Too bad we weren't talking about pumpkins.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Selena Gonzalez and Ian Marvy, Red Hook Community Farm

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WNYC

I blame the last, lazy days of summer on this 120-Second Stir Fry.  Time slowed to a crawl with Selena Gonzalez and Ian Marvy of the Red Hook Community Farm as we discussed top "yums" and "yuks" in the vegetable world and favorite comfort foods.

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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.

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America's Best Chefs Answer The Call To Serve Their Nation

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The State Department is deploying a new, elite force onto the precarious stage of international diplomacy. More than 80 top chefs from across the nation were inducted into the first-ever American Chef Corps on Friday.

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Want To Control Your Alcohol Intake? Ask For A Different Glass

Friday, September 07, 2012

The shape of the glass can fool a drinker into drinking more alcohol, but not so with soft drinks. New research shows that people were better able to calculate the halfway point of their beers in a straight glass.

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When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don't Always Mesh

Friday, September 07, 2012

Many of you wrote in to let us know you weren't happy with a recent study on the health benefits of organic foods — or our coverage of it.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Sisha Ortuzar and Zach Pickens of Riverpark

Thursday, September 06, 2012

WNYC

The hot seat is the favorite place to be for my Last Chance Foods guests, Sisha Ortuzar, chef of Riverpark and partner of the sandwich shop, 'wichcraft, and Zach Pickens, manager of Riverpark's Farm at the Alexandria Center on Manhattan's East Side.  They are big hot pepper fans and brought a paper bag full of them to the WNYC's Studio 4.

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McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.

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Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally grown food. But researchers note that organic agriculture can bring environmental benefits.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Thomas Wickham of Wickham's Fruit Farm

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WNYC

You can't rile Thomas Wickham with the prospect of the Stir Fry.  "So, what are you going to ask me?" he said calmly, as producer Joy Y. Wang and I corralled him into the Studio 4 hot seat.  

The man's a farmer, and his family has farmed for generations.  I got the sense that nothing phases him.  Not even the unblinking gaze of the Studio 4 cat behind him.

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What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mormon food culture comes from spiritual teachings and the pioneering ways of a new religion in a new country as it evolved westward. Knowing more about it may provide some insights into the personal beliefs of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Mindy Fox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cookbook author Mindy Fox gives her take on some Chicago staples in this 60-Second Stir-Fry.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Annalee Sinclair and Robin Shulman

Friday, August 17, 2012

WNYC

Community gardener Annalee Sinclair is no stranger to the hot seat. After all, she gardened in a syringe-infested abandoned lot on the Lower East Side, in the 1990s, when the neighborhood was a scary and violent place. Robin Shulman is also a cool customer.  She should be.  She wrote a book, Eat the City.  I'm trying to write a book proposal of my own, and I know there is no pressure like a deadline.

So, bring on the lightning round of Stir Fry questions!

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60-Second Stir Fry: Jennifer DiVello

Friday, August 10, 2012

WNYC

Jennifer Divello of Patty's Berries and Bunches in Mattituck, on Long Island, does a 'berry' good job handling the heat of the stir fry lightning round of questions. Okay, had to do that. It's been a 'berry' long day.

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60-Second Stir Fry: Ron Binaghi III

Friday, August 03, 2012

WNYC

Some of our Last Chance Foods guests go limp at the thought of the Stir Fry, but not Ron Binaghi III of Stokes Farm in Old Tappan, New Jersey.  Just like his family farm's tomatoes, Binaghi thrives in the heat of the hot seat.

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Greenmarket Sellers Bring 'Mother' Country Tastes to Union Square

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whether you're looking for Jersey tomatoes, apples from upstate New York, or fresh fish caught off Long Island, you'll find it at the Union Square Greenmarket, the center of New York's regional food scene. And chances are the person selling you the food is an immigrant.

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