Eliza Barclay

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#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...


Tea Tuesdays: Tea-Drinking Tips For A Longer Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As we reported earlier this month, a fascinating project called Blue Zones is documenting and disseminating the lifestyle secrets of the communities with the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world.

The people in these five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. that live to be ...


Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Want to live to be 100? It's tempting to think that with enough omega-3s, kale and blueberries, you could eat your way there.

But one of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just ...


Does Your Food Have A Bad Case Of The Blahs? Put An Egg On It!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Wondering what to do with all those painted eggs, or the ones you never managed to paint for Easter? We're here to help.

Inspired by Portlandia's "Put a Bird on It" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," we went in search of ways to be ...


Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

More than 30 cities and states across the country have attempted to tax soda. Nearly all have failed.

Now, a community of about 250,000 people has found a way to tax not just sugary beverages, but also junk food. At the same time, it's making fresh produce more affordable in ...


Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

If pushing a cart up and down the lengthy aisles of your neighborhood supermarket — past dozens of brands of packaged cereal and crackers lit by fluorescent lights — feels overwhelming and soul-sucking, you're not alone.

But there's some good news: The days of shopping this way may be numbered.



Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Never underestimate the power of a footnote.

When a panel of nutrition scientists tasked with updating the government's guidelines on healthy eating released its 500-plus-page tome on Feb. 19, one particular 52-word footnote threw a wrench into the conventional wisdom on lean meat. It caught the meat industry's eye, ...


Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

American state fairs have gotten competitive about wowing fair-goers (and the media) with their ever more outrageous concessions.

Among the immoderate new dishes of 2014? The cheeseburger stuffed with macaroni and cheese on a Krispy Kreme bun at the California State Fair, and the deep-fried breakfast on-a-stick at the Minnesota ...


Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Friday, March 06, 2015

One of the advantages of being the world's largest search engine is that you learn a lot about what people don't know or can't remember.

It turns out the world is daunted by cocktails and has sought help enough times from Google that the company decided to get in on ...


Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Monday, March 02, 2015

When admiring such enticing items at the grocery store as an avocado for $1.50, an $8 chocolate bar or fresh wild Alaskan salmon for $20 a pound, you've probably experienced sticker shock.

Indeed, retailers and restaurants offer myriad opportunities to blow your food budget in one fell swoop.

But our ...


Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If you really love vegetables and want to tell the world, there are many ways to do so. You can join a community supported agriculture group, or CSA. You can plant a garden in your front yard. And you can broadcast your passion with t-shirt or sticker slogan like "Eat ...


Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.

Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise ...


Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Let's face it: We are people who consume many of our meals on-the-go. That means we're not eating on real plates or bowls, but out of plastic containers and paper boxes. And perhaps daily, we drink our coffees and sodas out of plastic or plastic-lined paper cups.

Overall, Americans recycle ...


Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Like it or not, our seafood increasingly originates not in the deep ocean but on fish farms hugging the coasts. Aquaculture already supplies about half of the world's seafood, and global production is going to have to more than double by 2050 to meet demand, according to the World ...


We Lie About What We Eat, And It's Messing Up Science

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How many peanuts did you snack on last week? If you don't remember, you're not alone. We humans are notoriously bad at remembering exactly what and how much we ate. And if there's one pattern to our errors, it's that we underestimate.

And yet, for decades, researchers who want to ...


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.


What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sometime in the next few weeks, we'll be hearing from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The panel of nutrition experts is tasked with reviewing the latest science on nutrition and medicine and making recommendations on how to update the next version of the federal government's guidance on eating.

A ...

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Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

On Monday, a single 380-pound bluefin tuna sold for about $37,500 in the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. That's far below the peak price of $1.76 million that a bluefin went for at the same market in 2013, and this year's ...


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

Friday, January 02, 2015

Say you're kicking off 2015 with big plans to be a conscientious food consumer.

One obvious path is to vote with your fork and your wallet, purchasing products such as antibiotic-free meat; local, pasture-raised eggs; or bean-to-bar chocolate.

It can feel good to support the food producers ...


No Yolk: Eggs Beat Most Other Foods In Our Blog Last Year

Friday, January 02, 2015

Eggs are a marvel, a mystery and a mainstay of the American diet.

And so when we looked back at our most popular posts of 2014 and saw that three of the top 20 were about eggs, we weren't surprised. People love eggs.

And don't mind if we admit that ...