24 November 2010

WHFoods: The Latest News about Turkey

"Multiple studies have pointed to key differences in the health risk associated with high intake of red meats like beef versus high intake of white meats like turkey. In the case of red meats, high intake has been associated with increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and increased risk of colon cancer. High intake of white meats - including turkey - has not been associated with these health problems in a majority of studies. "

WHFoods: The Latest News about Turkey

21 November 2010

2010's Best Cookbooks: Real-Life Labors Of Love : NPR

Photo:  Lis Parsons

"We have cookbooks that take on whole lives at one go — the memoirs of one food columnist, the life stories of a veteran cook and religious culture taken root in France; 70 years of one publication, 150 of another — and in one mindblowing, fantastically ambitious case, the life of an entire country as it cooks and eats today. These books haven't just captured the cultural memory of their subjects; they're creating it as well."

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2010's Best Cookbooks: Real-Life Labors Of Love : NPR


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18 November 2010

Is It Time for an Oil Change in the Kitchen? — The Curious Cook - NYTimes.com

"We were surprised at how thoroughly heat obliterated the flavors in cooking oil until they all tasted more or less the same. Even prize-winning, and costly, extra-virgin olive oils lost much of what makes them special, though they retain their apparently healthful pungency. To get food with the green and fruity flavor of good olive oil, it seems more economical and effective to fry with an inexpensive refined oil and drizzle on a little fresh olive oil after cooking. "

Is It Time for an Oil Change in the Kitchen? — The Curious Cook - NYTimes.com

01 November 2010

BBC News - Has the calorie had its day?

"What's important is to eat fewer calories so that the body is in negative energy balance. How you calculate it doesn't matter.” Gaynor Bussell, British Dietetic Association

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BBC News - Has the calorie had its day?