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Opening up an Oreo cookie

January 7, 2011

Aside from HFCS, which presumably sweetens the creamy center of the Oreo, the only questionable additive is vanillin, the artificial vanilla-soundalike flavoring.

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Tearing open a Twix bar

January 6, 2011

My only question coming away from this is: What the heck is polyglycerol polyricinoleate? I’ve never seen that before on a food label.

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A closeup of Cool Ranch Doritos

January 5, 2011

Cool Ranch is, perhaps, the most popular flavor of Doritos. It stands to reason that Cool Ranch is the baseline for what we can expect from other Doritos products.

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bottles of Diet Coke

What’s in Diet Coke?

January 4, 2011

Aspartame, caramel color, phosphoric acid, and potassium benzoate headline the ingredients in Diet Coke.

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Announcing: Drinking Real Beer

January 3, 2011

Today is an exciting day for Eating Real Food. I am announcing the official launch of a spin-off blog: Drinking Real Beer.

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Happy 2011 from Eating Real Food!

January 1, 2011

Though we rarely live up to them, everyone thinks about some resolutions for the next 365 days. They might be goals we want to achieve, or problems we want to solve.

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2010: Best of Eating Real Food

December 31, 2010

From Mrs. Butterworth and xanthan gum to lettuce plants and foodies: Here’s the best of Eating Real Food in 2010.

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Chocolate chess pie (from Zingerman’s)

December 29, 2010

Chess pies are a traditional, custard-y, sugary dessert. This chocolate chess pie blew me away.

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This is a different kind of food blog. Think of us as community of food epistemologists. We talk about what we eat and relate it toward an ever-evolving theory of eating.

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