Allison Aubrey

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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.


Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.


Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.


Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.


Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.


From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

Friday, September 12, 2014

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.


Women Who Eat Fish Twice Weekly Cut Their Risk Of Hearing Loss

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.


Americans Renew Their Love For Butter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Butter is back. But the increased demand is not the reason for recent price hikes. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 6, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).


Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.


Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that the campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.


Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Monday, September 01, 2014

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.


For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.


Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.


Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?


Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.


White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Friday, July 18, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 17, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Chuck Klosterman explores society's modern understanding of villainy in I Wear The Black Hat. It appears at No. 12.


Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Monday, July 14, 2014

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.


If Exercise Is Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

Friday, July 11, 2014

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.