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Monday, March 17, 2014
Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Creating the salty-sweet snack was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented it says Trader Joe's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a small but growing trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Soon after they arrived on U.S. shores, The Beatles infiltrated just about every part of American pop culture — including lunchboxes. Fans have been known to shell out more than $1,000 for an authentic 1960s lunchbox featuring the band.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Allegations of mystery meat have long dodged the fast-food giant's crispy chunks of chicken. Now, McDonald's Canada is taking a viral approach to dispelling the rumors with a video that reveals exactly how its McNuggets are made.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A rare collection of menus detailing the meals served to King George II and his queen contain plenty to offend our modern, squeamish sensibilities. But the manuscript, which sold at auction Wednesday, also reflects bigger shifts afoot in how food was sourced and prepared. The result? Tastier British cuisine.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The latest evidence that artificially sweetened drinks may be making us hungrier? Heavier-set people who choose diet beverages are making up the calorie gap at meals and through snacks — especially sweet ones, researchers report.
Monday, January 13, 2014
New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The polar vortex putting much of the U.S. in a deep freeze may have you reaching for the comfort cookies. But in Antarctica — where the coldest temperatures on Earth have been recorded — 5,000 calories a day isn't a bad idea. One thing the continent's history teaches us: When life is stripped down to man versus the most brutal elements, bring plenty of snacks.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
It's not just lack of quality or freshness that can put a damper on your in-flight meal: Our senses are scrambled at high altitudes. Those sweet and salty sensors might be off as much as 30 percent while in flight.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Can't get enough of that extraordinarily popular hot sauce? Now you can eat it up with your eyes. A new 33-minute documentary traces the rise of Sriracha and the man behind the condiment phenomenon.
Friday, December 06, 2013
That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The days of mystery meat are far from over in the nation's school cafeterias. That's judging by an online project assembling thousands of photos of school lunches submitted by students from across the nation. But it's not all bad news: The images also show that in some cafeterias, change has already arrived.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Back in 2002, news that acrylamide, a carcinogen in animals, had been found in some foods set off a bit of a panic. Now the FDA has issued a new warning on the chemical in food. But here's the puzzler: In the years since that first scare, the human studies haven't really backed those initial concerns about cancer.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A number-crunching project that sifted through hundreds of thousands of recipes and user reviews finds something pork lovers have long known: Bacon does seem to take many dishes up a notch. But it's not the only "miracle" ingredient when it comes to boosting your food's flavor.