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Thank You, Shirley Temple, For The Original 'Mocktail'

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Generations of children have been charmed by Shirley Temple onscreen, and in a glass. The drink that bears her name, it seems, has a shelf life as long as her movies.

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After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The tipped minimum wage has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991, but legislation before Congress could finally change that. The restaurant industry says that will cost jobs and drive away diners. But in states where servers, bartenders and other tipped workers already make more than the federal minimum wage, restaurants haven't been hurting.

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N.Y. Immigrants Find They Can Earn Bread And Butter From Baking

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In the heart of Spanish Harlem, women from Morocco to Mexico are finding a path to entrepreneurship at the incubator Hot Bread Kitchen. The non-profit has been hailed by President Clinton as scalable model for a training programs worldwide.

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How Caffeinated Are Our Kids? Coffee Consumption Jumps

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Energy drinks tend to get a bad rap. But when it comes to caffeine intake, teenagers seem to be getting far more caffeine from coffee drinks. Overall, about three-fourths of children in the U.S. consume caffeine on a given day.

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The Sporkful

Peter Sagal of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: The Sporkful Interview

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's all fun, food, and wacky facts, when Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! joins Dan for a wide-ranging conversation on many of the most pressing issues of the day.

Sandwich Monday: Subway's Fritos Chicken Enchilada Sub

Monday, February 10, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Fritos-laced offering from Subway. It's the latest creation in the Sandwich Efficiency Movement, in which side dishes become part of the main dish.

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Schoolbook

TELL US: When does your child eat lunch at school?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Schoolbook wants to hear from you. We know that hundreds of children in NYC public schools eat lunch well before noon. When does you child eat? How does it affect his or her academic performance. 

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Schoolbook

Is It Still Lunch at 10:45 a.m.? City Schools Serve Meals at Odd Hours

Monday, February 10, 2014

City data shows that tens of thousands of NYC students are served lunch by 10:45 in the morning. When it comes to chicken nuggets before noon, how early is too early?

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Beatlemania! When The Fab Four Rocked The Lunchroom

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.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

305: Bronx Cheers: The "Baron" Seeks Out The Best Ethnic Food in America

Friday, February 07, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Baron Ambrosia, the purple suit-wearing host of The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a Cooking Channel show that documents the unique and varied cuisines of the Bronx. We’ll be tasting wild rice, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best wild rice and mushroom soup. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

305: Bronx Cheers: The "Baron" Seeks Out The Best Ethnic Food in America

Friday, February 07, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Baron Ambrosia, the purple suit-wearing host of The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a Cooking Channel show that documents the unique and varied cuisines of the Bronx. We’ll be tasting wild rice, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best wild rice and mushroom soup. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: How to Pick the Best Italian Olive Oil

Friday, February 07, 2014

Restaurateur Lidia Bastianich explains what you need to know about Italian olive oil. Also, try her recipe for olive oil and rosemary spaghettini.

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Wine Wisdom With A Wink: A Slacker's Guide To Selecting Vino

Friday, February 07, 2014

Bewildered in the wine aisle or staring at a wine menu? A cheeky infographic offers solid advice on getting the most bang for your buck, whether you're looking for wines to cook, date or get drunk with.

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Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren't labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.

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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

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.

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California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners' tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.

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Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock. It's still a prototype, but its creators say it could some day replace human taste testers.

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

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.

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A Meal To Honor Early African-American Cookbook Authors

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Books published in the 19th and early 20th centuries brought Amanda Moniz back to a food career she thought she had left behind. Inspired by their recipes — and, she says, by their pursuit of independence through cooking and writing — the former pastry chef sets a table for Black History Month.

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