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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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book, Big Appetites, assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people and their "complex culture."
Thursday, September 05, 2013
The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won't require a country-of-origin label — which means there's no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Fad diets seem that much more absurd when you can visualize exactly what they require you to eat. A photo series helps reinforce what medical researchers are saying: that the best diet is the one you actually stick with.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Our story on the food safety risks posed by rinsing raw birds — a step advocated by many chefs and cookbooks — inflamed passions and prompted many questions. Here, we tackle some of your most frequently raised concerns.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
A study suggests drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could significantly raise your risk of dying from any cause if you are under 55. But other medical researchers say four cups a day may be just fine if you're healthy.
Friday, August 09, 2013
What's not to love about photos of babies dressed in watermelons? Amid a record-setting summer heat wave, Chinese netizens embrace the art of the fruit baby.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
There's tantalizing — if preliminary — evidence that compounds in cocoa may boost thinking, attention and memory. But headlines on the latest research get it wrong.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kids' meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald's. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids' meals.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
"Presentation is everything," says David George Gordon. In his revised Eat-A-Bug cookbook, the author offers recipes designed to please the palate and tempt the eyes. Insect "food porn" has arrived.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
When Twinkies hit the stores again on July 15, their shelf life will be nearly twice as long as it used to be: 45 days. (We were surprised it wasn't longer.) There's a whole lot of food science employed to help the creme-filled cake defy the laws of baked-good longevity.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Tooth-breaking crackers infested with bugs. Ramrod rolls cooked on gun parts. Fake coffee made of peanuts and chicory. At Gettysburg and elsewhere, the rations faced by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War would make most of us want to surrender in dismay.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Cutlery, dishes and other inedible accoutrements to a meal can alter our perceptions of taste, according to researchers. And it might be more about our brains than our tongues.
Friday, June 28, 2013
In over-caffeinated Washington state, police have raided a chain of coffee stands where the scantily clad baristas were allegedly serving up way more than espressos. Meanwhile, in Germany, a plan to serve up "his and her" bratwurst proves sexist and ham-headed.