Maria Godoy

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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" as Britain's Daily Mail put it.

From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published ...

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange had a favorite saying: "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera."

And perhaps no one did more to reveal the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photographs gave us ...

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Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.

Now, many years later, it ...

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thursday, May 07, 2015

We usually hate it when media speculate about whether a celebrity has had a nip or tuck, but it must be said: The Hamburglar has definitely had some work done.

McDonald's on Wednesday brought the burger-stealing character back for a new advertising campaign for the first time in over a ...

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 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 ...

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

Last week, Amanda Hess at Slate laid out the evolution of a situation truly distressing to our food-loving hearts: Over the past couple of years, it seems, the purple, elongated eggplant found on the emoji keyboard on smartphones "has risen to become America's dominant phallic fruit."

As the music ...

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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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