Allison Aubrey

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Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

Monday, January 12, 2015

If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.


Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.


From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The caveman way of eating came in near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.


A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Friday, January 02, 2015

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.


Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.

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Not Just A Man's Drink: Ladies Lead The Whiskey Renaissance

Monday, December 29, 2014

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.


Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Friday, December 26, 2014

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.


From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.


Venison As Benison: Food Banks Score From Deer Overpopulation

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

With the start of hunting season, wildlife managers are tackling the overabundance of deer in parks around the country. Some of that meat is being salvaged and processed to distribute to the hungry.


A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.


Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

Monday, November 24, 2014

Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.


Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.


Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.


Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.


Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hall Turbocharge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.


'Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.


How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.


To Prevent Kidney Stones: Go Easy On Soda And Drink Lots Of Water

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Research shows that simple changes in drinking habits can help people who've had kidney stones lower the odds that they'll strike again. Consuming plenty of fiber may make a difference, too.


'Arbeit Macht Frei' Gate Stolen From Former Dachau Death Camp

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Authorities are investigating possible neo-Nazi involvement in the theft of the gate at Dachau, the first concentration camp the Nazi regime opened in Germany. A similar 2009 theft targeted Auschwitz.


With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.