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Olympian Appetites, Fed

February 10, 2014

Snow and ice-surrounded US athletes are eating better than ever. The Women's Hockey Team is one example.

Via NYTimes

"SOCHI, Russia — At 7 a.m. Saturday, five hours before the United States opened the Olympic women’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory over Finland, the Americans ate a bre…

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The Nuts Have It!

December 1, 2013

"In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn't consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Harvard School of Publi…

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June 17: Eat Your Veggies Day?!

June 17, 2013

Really? That's right up there with "Breathe the Air Day," isn't it? Come on, people. Veggies r us. Silly.

( Pictured are okonomiyaki, Japanese veggie pancakes.)

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Irish Foodies Lured to Scotland

May 16, 2013

"Following the success of the Celtic Cook Off over the past two years, the West Cork Food/Celtic Cook Off working group have been invited to take part in the two-day Loch Fyne Food Fair in Scotland from 18 to 19 May."

Their host is Roy Brett, past Cook-Off winner, and chef at Ondine, in Edinburgh…

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Emergency Donut/Java Shops Stay Open in Beantown

April 19, 2013

"On Friday afternoon, a handful of Dunkin' Donuts stores remained open in the Boston area to serve coffee and donuts, despite the widespread lockdown of the city and surrounding areas. Karen Raskopf, chief communications officer for Dunkin’ Brands, said the orders to remain open came from the city…

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Go Cheesy in the Big Apple

February 22, 2013

The 3rd annual Big Cheesy grilled cheese competition returns to Openhouse Mulberry Saturday March 23-March 24 in Manhattan. Read more here.

Now Openhouse itself rates a mention. It's a "popup" venue company whose spaces can be hired and turned into any number of environments, including, recently,…

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Birthday Guy's DC Sandwich Competition

February 18, 2013

(Photo via Juanita Hendricks)

From the WaPost, a very personal sandwich event, from Bart Barnes.

"...It was Mark Crowdis, the president of his own green energy company, who created the winning sandwich. He knows I love baseball and hot weather, and he tried to reflect that in his entry. It featu…

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The Big Fat Sugar Thing

February 16, 2013

Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar per year, about...one immediately pictures someone standing with an open bag of sugar just letting it slide down the throat, but no! 

There's 10 t. of sugar in a 12 oz Coke, people.

View the graphic here.

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Ice Cream Lovers? This is Your Site

January 16, 2013

If you eat it, make it at home, plan trips around ice cream availability, I Love Ice Cream is a must.  Among many other offerings from the site's Brooklyn/Florida creator, two recipes stood out--olive oil gelato, and black pepper ice cream. 

Photo via Chow.

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How "Pink Slime" Surfaced/Went Viral

March 28, 2012

"Pink slime went viral thanks to a revolting name, a celebrity activist, and a think-of-the-children angle. The takedown kicked off in January when McDonald’s, at famed chef Jamie Oliver’s urging, voluntarily eliminated pink slime-loaded beef from its supply chain. Burger King and Taco Bell followed…

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24/7 Automat for Cupcakes Opens

February 29, 2012

"This automatic cupcake machine dispenses freshly baked cupcakes, cupcake mixes, apparel and even cupcakes for Fido! In the heart of Beverly Hills nestled between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the brand new Sprinkles Ice Cream, 24 Hour Sprinkles will be continuously restocked day and night with a variety …

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Diet-Tubing: Weight Loss Machinations from Italy

February 26, 2012

It  began in Italy, with people trying Diet Tubes---no eating, just receiving nutrients via a tube inserted in the nose, intended for the stomach. Not for a long time, just short weight loss periods. Augmented by tea, green tea, apparently. 

The Guardian's Amanda Mitchison reports:

"Last year, 1,5…

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Mindful Eating: Appreciating Food and Food Providers

February 8, 2012

NYTimes writer Jeff Gordinier experiences a Buddhist approach to slowing down, eating with full attention, even eating less because of it.

"Surrounded by a murmur of clinking forks, spoons and chopsticks, the Blue Cliff congregation, or sangha, spent the lunch hour contemplating the enjoyment of sp…

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