Maria Godoy

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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Coffee and tea both landed in the British isles in the 1600s. In fact, java even got a head start of about a decade. And yet, a century later, tea was well on its way to becoming a daily habit for millions of Britons — which it remains to this ...

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl who never gets noticed takes off her eyeglasses and — voila! — suddenly, everyone can see she was beautiful all along?

Well, a similar sort of scenario is starting to play out in the world of produce in the ...

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Monday, March 23, 2015

What do the French do when their economy and identity are under assault? Throw a dinner party, of course – a global one.

From Madagascar to Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 French chefs on five continents hosted multi-course gastronomic dinners last Thursday in celebration – and defense – of France's ...

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

When it comes to nutrition, fruits and vegetables are usually the most virtuous denizens of the dinner plate.

But it turns out, wholesome produce can also get pretty raunchy — like the randy tomatoes in this image, which our standards editor deemed too "saucy" for us to embed here.

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If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

Monday, February 09, 2015

Just eat it.

It's hard to look at these stylish packages of citrus fruit, bearing Nike's iconic swoosh, without having the athletic company's famous slogan "Just do it" immediately come to mind. And that's precisely the point, says Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui.

He says packaging tells a story, and ...

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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Hand-Washing?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard.

At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina suggested on Monday during a discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center. When discussing onerous regulations on business, Tillis brought up hand-washing ...

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You want a cup of decaf. Your significant other is craving the fully caffeinated stuff. With the simple push of a button, Keurig's single-serving K-Cup coffee pods can make both of you happy.

But those convenient little plastic pods can pile up quickly, and they're not recyclable. And that's created ...

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What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We all could probably eat more fruits and vegetables. But if forced to choose between whole fruit or a glass of juice, which one seems more healthful?

The general advice is to opt for the fruit, since juices are stripped of the fiber – which most us don't get ...

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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.

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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Friday, December 19, 2014

This Christmas Eve, many Latinos will celebrate the holiday by unwrapping delicious little presents: tamales.

At its essence, a tamale consists of masa (dough made from corn or another starch) that's been wrapped in aromatic leaves, then steamed or boiled. Some come bundled in corn husks, others in plantain, banana ...

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Only about 1 percent of the Japanese population is Christian. But you might not realize that if you visited a major metropolitan area during Christmastime. Just as in America, you'll find heads topped with red Santa hats everywhere and elaborate seasonal displays: train sets, mountain scenes and snow-covered trees. Often, ...

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

In Europe, the ugly ducklings of the produce aisle are increasingly admired for their inner swans.

Call it the return of unsightly fruit.

Retailers (at least in Europe and the U.S.) by default now cater to the perfectionist shopper who prefers only the plump, round tomato or the unblemished apple ...

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After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

It was the first time a living Nobel Prize recipient had ever sold his medal. And now scientist James Watson, 86, will hang on to the medal he won for his work on DNA, after a Russian billionaire who bought the medal for $4.75 million at auction says he ...

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In an age when consumers have become increasingly suspicious of processed food, the Internet has become a powerful platform for activists who want to hold Big Food accountable.

One of the highest-profile of these new food crusaders is Vani Hari, better known by her online moniker, Food Babe. Among her ...

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

Monday, November 24, 2014

When you donate to a food drive, do you ponder the nutritional labels of the can in your hand? Or do you grab a packet of ramen or a bag of marshmallows from the dark corners of your pantry and hope it hasn't expired?

Healthfulness isn't typically a well-intended food ...

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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

For those on the front lines of fighting hunger in America, the past half-decade has been like running on empty. The Great Recession that began in 2007 left millions of families struggling with tough choices, like whether to pay for housing or dinner.

But the latest Gallup poll ...

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Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Supermarkets are taking turkey orders; the tins of Christmas cookies beckon from display tables. These and other signs are unmistakable: The holiday feasting season is quickly approaching.

If you're like us, the prospect of cooking for a group — or contributing a dish to the holiday meal — this time ...

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Monday, October 27, 2014

So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or ludus), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, of course.

Modern-day athletes often nurse their muscles with supplement shakes or ...

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How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle to buy, and then opting for the one with the ...

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