Maria Godoy

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Frogs And Puffins! 1730s Menus Reveal Royals Were Extreme Foodies

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You think 21st century foodies will go to great lengths for a culinary thrill? (Lion meat, anyone?) Turns out, they've got nothing on 18th century English royals.

Frogs, puffins, boar's head and larks and other songbirds were all fair game for the dinner table of England's King George II, ...

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Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate

Friday, January 17, 2014

If only dropping pants sizes were as easy as switching from Coke to Coke Zero.

Sure, you're cutting out empty calories when you ditch the sugar-sweetened drinks in favor of artificially sweetened ones. But there's growing evidence that suggests this isn't really helping in the battle of the bulge.

The ...

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Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Monday, January 13, 2014

Over the past week, two high-profile leaders in the New York metropolitan area found themselves at the center of unfolding political scandals. At least one, it seems, has some plausible deniability.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's political future is in doubt over the ever-widening "Bridgegate" fiasco, as emails revealed ...

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Think You're Cold And Hungry? Try Eating In Antarctica

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

If the icy blast of polar air that's descended upon much of the U.S. over the last couple of days has you reaching for the cookie jar for comfort — and ready to give up on those New Year's resolutions — then seriously? It's time to toughen up. Just think: ...

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Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

Sunday, December 22, 2013

When you think about a scrumptious meal, airline food does not come to mind.

There are plenty of challenges to tasty airline meals, like the fact that many airlines now charge you for anything more than a tiny bag of chips and a plastic cup of non-alcoholic drink, at least ...

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Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.

First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have ...

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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

Friday, December 06, 2013

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)

But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, ...

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This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

Friday, November 22, 2013

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.

And it looks like America's school cafeterias are ...

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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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