Archive for September, 2009

France: Clinging to traditional meals

Published on: September 30, 2009 at 8 pm

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.

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What to eat at chain restaurants

Published on: September 23, 2009 at 7 pm

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.

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Soda tax will fall flat against obesity

Published on: September 17, 2009 at 12 pm

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.

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Recipe: Heavenly Chocolate Brownies

Published on: September 12, 2009 at 5 pm

Fudgy chocolate brownies that are a chocolate lover’s dream-come-true.

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An unexpected ally: insurance companies

Published on: September 11, 2009 at 9 pm

Health insurance companies could become a major ally in the movement toward sustainable agriculture. Michael Pollan explains how.

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Learning how to care about food

Published on: September 9, 2009 at 11 am

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.

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