Maria Godoy

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Remember 'French Fries Cause Cancer'? Here's The Acrylamide Update

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back in 2002, french fry lovers around the world received a nasty bit of news: Those crunchy, fried strips of potato contained a known carcinogen. Now, all these years later, a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers once again puzzling over whether to fear the chemical ...

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Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? Here's The Math

Friday, October 25, 2013

You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon. There are bacon Band-Aids, bacon tattoos, bacon sundaes, bacon-infused cocktails and even babies wrapped in bacon costumes, just in time for Halloween.

But is all this devotion ...

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Photos: Enter A World Of Cupcake Sledding And Broccoli Lawns

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lots of us play with our food. But for photographer Christopher Boffoli, it's become a full-time career.

Boffoli rose to fame a couple of years ago. You may have seen some of his photographs — amusing dioramas featuring miniature plastic figurines in dramatic settings crafted from food — when ...

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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.

Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can ...

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Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Thursday, September 05, 2013

On one level, it's easy to understand the allure of a fad diet: Eat this, not that and you'll lose weight, guaranteed. Who doesn't want an easy way to shed unwanted pounds?

It was that sort of thinking that first prompted photographer Stephanie Gonot to investigate many current fad ...

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Don't Panic! Your Questions On (Not) Washing Raw Chickens

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Without meaning to, I seem to have sparked a "small #chickensh*tstorm," as food writer Michael Ruhlman put it, with my recent post about why you shouldn't wash your raw poultry. The strong, even vituperative responses to the post surprised me. I didn't anticipate that Americans would be quite ...

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywh...

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How Many Cups Of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

That morning cup of Joe is a daily, practically sacred ritual for many of us. A large body of research has confirmed that a coffee habit is perfectly fine for most people, and may even have some health benefits – from fighting depression in women to lowering the

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Watermelon Babies Of China: Your Friday Moment Of Zen

Friday, August 09, 2013

Babies come in pretty cute packaging — we're pretty sure it has something to do with Mother Nature wanting you to coo over a burping, pooping little freeloader. But now Chinese Internet users have found a way to one-up nature: They're wrapping those already adorable babes in watermelons.

Yep, watermelons.

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Can Chocolate Boost Brain Health? Don't Binge Just Yet

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Wouldn't it be grand (and delicious) if we could boost our brain power with a daily dose of chocolate?

At first blush, a study published in the journal Neurology this week appears to offer tantalizing evidence that this may be the case, at least when it comes to seniors.

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Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local

Monday, July 29, 2013

The email read: "We signed a contract for farm-to-bowl dog food product development today, I kid you not :)"

The note was from a friend, Wendy Stuart, who consults on food access and sustainability issues. Even so, our first reaction was: Really?

It's easy to dismiss the concept as ...

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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

That Crunchy Taco will no longer come with a side of toy.

Taco Bell announced Tuesday that it is ditching kids' meals and the trinkets that come with them at its U.S. locations. The items will begin to come off menus starting this month, the company says, and should be ...

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These Pictures Might Tempt You To Eat Bugs

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Oh, Jiminy Cricket, you've never looked more scrumptious.

The grasshopper kabob is one of several enticing images of insect cuisine included in the new, revised edition of The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook, by avowed entomophagist (i.e., bug eater) David George Gordon.

When the book landed on my desk the other day, I ...

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Help! My Egg Yolks Are Freakishly White

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dear Salt,

I recently joined President Obama on his trip through Africa, and I brought a mystery home with me. I wonder if you can help me solve it.

I was supposed to take my anti-malaria pills in the morning, with heavy or fatty food. That meant a lot of ...

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The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We have to confess: When we heard that Twinkies will have nearly double the shelf life, 45 days, when they return to stores next week, our first reaction was — days? Not years?

Urban legend has long deemed Twinkies the cockroaches of the snack food world, a treat that can ...

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Civil War Soldiers Needed Bravery To Face The Foe, And The Food

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

War is hell, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman is famously said to have uttered.* And the food, he might as well have added, was pretty lousy, too.

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg — a turning point in the Civil War — it's worth ...

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Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" has long been known to have advantages. Apparently, eating off a silver spoon also has its perks — it seems to make your food taste better.

That's the word from a group of researchers who've been studying how cutlery, dishes and ...

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Bikini Baristas And Sexist Sausages: Food Marketing Gone Wrong

Friday, June 28, 2013

In Seattle, the city that sired Starbucks, you don't have to travel more than a few steps to find a decent — nay, great — cup of joe. Java is the lifeblood of the city: Where other cities might offer walking tours of historic sites, in Seattle, "coffee crawls" ...

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Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole Boston Tea Party thing?

So perhaps it's not so surprising that in Maine, towns have been staging another revolution: They've declared independence from state and federal regulations on locally produced ...

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Paula Deen: Child Of Dixie, Meet The Internet Age

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paula Deen may be famous for her deep-fried Southern cooking, but the Internet isn't buying her defense that she used a racial slur because of her deep Dixie roots.

News that Food Network star Deen admitted to using the N-word has set the Internet on fire, inspiring the Twitter ...

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