France’s pervasive and strong food culture makes it possible for its people to eat relatively unhealthy food yet remain very healthy. Unwritten social rules do what expensive pills and diet fads have been unable to do in the United States.
Archive for September, 2009
What to eat at chain restaurants
They are a convenient food destination before heading to the theater, and an easy substitution when you don’t feel like preparing your own meal. Beyond that, the food tastes great and there’s a plenty of it to keep you satiated.
Soda tax will fall flat against obesity
Would you drink less soda if it cost a little more? Lawmakers believe that a tax on sugary carbonated beverages can go a long way toward combating America’s obesity epidemic. There’s just one problem: it won’t work.
Recipe: Heavenly Chocolate Brownies
Fudgy chocolate brownies that are a chocolate lover’s dream-come-true.
An unexpected ally: insurance companies
Health insurance companies could become a major ally in the movement toward sustainable agriculture. Michael Pollan explains how.
Learning how to care about food
A year ago, I remember having a conversation with someone about food. My description, which hovers vividly in my mind, depicted food solely as fuel which keeps me running.