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What to eat at chain restaurants

September 23, 2009

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

September 17, 2009

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

September 12, 2009

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

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An unexpected ally: insurance companies

September 11, 2009

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

September 9, 2009

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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Late blight of 2009

August 27, 2009

A fungal disease has been ravaging tomato and potato crops in 2009. “You go out to look at your tomato plants and two days later your plant’s dead, black crisp dead.”

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Panera Bread’s cinnamon rolls

August 13, 2009

Large restaurant chains tend to rely on artificial ingredients to help preserve their product and create a universal taste. Panera Bread, which portrays itself as an upstanding bakery and purveyor of high-quality foods, is no different.

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Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

August 10, 2009

Homemade applesauce is relatively super easy to make. As a bonus, it tastes 50 million times better than store-bought applesauce.

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