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Maria Godoy

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Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

Saturday, April 23, 2016

For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.

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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

Friday, April 22, 2016

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.

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#NationalPoetryMonth: Verses That Celebrate Life On The Farm

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Poet Tess Taylor's new book, Work & Days, is a lyrical meditation on food and farming and our "fragile and ultimately, necessary relationship we have with the earth." Download her illustrated poems.

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Why Hunting Down 'Authentic Ethnic Food' Is A Loaded Proposition

Saturday, April 09, 2016

In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.

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When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food? You Weighed In

Monday, April 04, 2016

We started a conversation about food and race. Who gets to cook and become the face of a culture's cuisine? While our question was prompted by an interview with Rick Bayless, the issue transcends him.

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When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures' Food

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rick Bayless is a master of Mexican fare. He's also a white guy from Oklahoma. Over the years, that's made him the target of criticism. Who gets to be the ambassador of a cuisine?

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Bill Blocking GMO Labels Stalls In Senate, But Battle Is Far From Over

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The bill would have created a national voluntary labeling standard — and prevented Vermont's mandatory labeling law from going into effect July 1. A compromise might yet be reached.

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Florida Tomato Pickers Become Part Of Democratic Debate

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The fight to improve wages and working conditions hit the national stage over the past week, both in a Bernie Sanders campaign video and Wednesday night's debate in Miami.

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Lo Mein Loophole: How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom

Monday, February 22, 2016

Americans craving kung pao chicken or a good lo mein for dinner have plenty of options: The U.S. is home to more than 40,000 Chinese restaurants.

One could think of this proliferation as a promise fulfilled — America as the great melting pot and land of opportunity for immigrants. Ironically, ...

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Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups To Fight Waste

Monday, January 18, 2016

Separation of church and state? When it comes to fighting food waste, the U.S. government is looking to partner up with the faithful.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday launched the Food Steward's Pledge, an initiative to engage religious groups of all faiths to help redirect the food that ...

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Wheels, Pyramids And Plates: USDA's Struggles To Illustrate Good Diet

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's first stab at offering nutrition advice came in 1894, when W. O. Atwater, a chemist and pioneering nutrition investigator for the agency, published this warning in a Farmer's Bulletin:

"Unless care is exercised in selecting food, a diet may result which is one-sided or ...

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Ugly Fruit Is Ripe For A Close-Up, As 'Shark Tank' Takes On Food Waste

Friday, January 08, 2016

TV is usually a place where the beautiful people shine. But last night, it was time for the uglies to step into the spotlight — ugly fruits and vegetables, that is.

Evan Lutz of Hungry Harvest, an organization that's trying to turn uglies into a business, appeared on ...

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Uncle Sam Just Told Us To Drink Water, Not Soda. You Might've Missed It

Friday, January 08, 2016

Tucked inside the U.S. government's latest update to its official eating advice is this recommendation: "Drink water instead of sugary drinks" — aka soda.

The bluntness of this statement is remarkable, in part, because the Dietary Guidelines released Thursday are, in other ways, anything but direct. For instance, as ...

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New Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar. But Red Meat Gets A Pass

Thursday, January 07, 2016

An advisory panel had recommended telling Americans to cut back on red and processed meats. But that controversial advice is missing from the update to the government's official nutrition guidelines.

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Bright, Young, In Limbo: Film Sees Migrant Farm Life Through A Child's Eyes

Monday, December 28, 2015

José Anzaldo is a bright, cheerful third-grader in Salinas, Calif. He loves school, he's a whiz at math, and, like lots of little boys his age, he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. He also entered the country illegally, and his parents are migrant farmworkers who harvest ...

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From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Office soirees can be an opportunity for networking and workplace bonding. But drinking with the boss can also lead to embarrassment, injury and litigious outcomes, as the stories you shared bear out.

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High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

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How To Put Real Giving Into The Friendsgiving Feast

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time for coming together with loved ones – only the focus is on friends.

The Friendsgiving dinner – usually a potluck affair with plenty of booze — has taken off in recent years, especially among millennials. (Thank the gang from television's Friends for helping ...

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Are Junk Food Habits Driving Obesity? A Tale Of Two Studies

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More than 36 percent of American adults and 17 percent of youth under 19 are obese, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists still don't fully understand what got us here. And sometimes, the answers they've come up with turn out to ...

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Mr. Chef Goes To Washington: Cooks Learn To Lobby Congress On Food

Friday, October 30, 2015

Earlier this week, several dozen chefs from around the country gathered to hear words of wisdom from Tom Colicchio.

"Have fun with it," Colicchio, a celebrity chef and award-winning restaurateur, told them, adding, "Let your passion come through."

But this wasn't the next batch of hopefuls on Top Chef, the ...

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