Maria Godoy

Maria Godoy appears in the following:

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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Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

Saturday, October 17, 2015

James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's chef, had skills surpassing any other American cook of his era. Training in Paris, he glimpsed a world where black men were free — and respected. Then he came home.

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Kids Who Are Time-Crunched At School Lunch Toss More And Eat Less

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Most of the kids in the U.S. don't get much time to eat lunch. And by the time those kids wait in line and settle down to eat, many of them feel rushed.

And a recent study suggests that this time crunch may be undermining good nutrition at school.

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Most People On Food Stamps Eat Less Nutritious Food Than Everyone Else

Friday, September 18, 2015

The wealth gap in America manifests itself not just in our pocketbooks but also in our bellies: The poor are eating less nutritious food than everyone else.

So concludes a new review of 25 studies published between 2003 and 2014 that looked at the food spending and quality of ...

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Party Of 1: We Are Eating A Lot Of Meals Alone

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We've never been more connected as a society: tweeting, texting, vining. But when it comes to eating, more of us are going solo. And even when we do have table companions, we may be tuning them out.

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A lot of people seem to want to bite Donald Trump's head off these days. For those riled up by the Republican presidential candidate's incendiary comments of late, artist Lauren Garfinkel offers up this food for thought:

Yep, that's the Donald's likeness carved into a circus peanut — those ...

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