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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tea Time (Infographic)

We’ve featured several Tea infographics here, Facts About Tea and The History and Customs of High Tea. So what makes this Tea infographic different from the rest? It’s easy to read! For me, those simple, wordless and graphic rich infographics … Continue reading

Soda, Sweet Drinks, Increases Risk of Depression

Several studies have already linked a diet high in processed food with depression, and adds to an existing body of solid research that shows the strong links between what we eat and our mental health. Drinking soda has long been … Continue reading

Superbowl 2013

Sunday, February 3 is the day you’ve been waiting for, Superbowl 47. But you’ve been too busy to even think about where to watch the game or what to eat. No worries, we’ve got you covered. Hecho en Dumbo: 354 … Continue reading

Leading Wine Company Dumps NRA

Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has moved to cut ties from the National Rifle Association after it was disclosed that it was one of 20 Australian producers sold on the group’s wine club. The Herald Sun reports the privately … Continue reading

Viagra A Weight Loss Pill?

According to a published report in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany claim the erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra, may work as a weight loss agent by burning away … Continue reading

Vitafusion Multi-vite, Gummy Vitamins For Adults, 150-Count Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.6 out of 5 stars You want to be healthy. We all do. But it’s hard to eat healthy all the time. When you go out to a restaurant and order a salad, chances … Continue reading

Interview with Firebird Chef Paul Joseph

When I was invited to dine at FireBird, I was not expecting much. The area is known for sub-par restaurants with Prix-Fixe theater menus. I could not have been more wrong. FireBird is lovely in every sense of the word. … Continue reading

10 Healthy Choices You Should Make (Infographics)

Remember our last infographic we gave you a healthy baking substitution. Now if you’re trying to stay fit and live a healthier lifestyle this food choices will help you big time. You don’t need to hold back or starve your … Continue reading

End of The Line For Trader Joe’s “Two-Buck Chuck”

Cathy Bussewitz with the Press Democrat points out that for the past 10 years, shoppers at Trader Joe’s stores in California have paid just $1.99 for a bottle of Charles Shaw shiraz or cabernet sauvignon, earning the nickname “Two-Buck Chuck” … Continue reading

State Stops Sale Price of Milk Because It’s Too Cheap

Louisiana state regulators recently prohibited Fresh Market’s (a supermarket chain) weekly milk promotional deal because the price was too cheap, which violates state law. Fresh Market was forced to pull milk from its $2.99 once-a-week promotion after a state auditor … Continue reading

Where to celebrate Valentine’s in NYC 2013

Two weeks until Valentine’s Day. If you procrastinate like I do. There’s no need to worry. We’ve compiled not one, not two, but three lists of restaurants that are offering memorable  Valentine’s Day menus. So get off your behind, pick … Continue reading

Gatorade Removes Flame Retardant From Ingredients

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, yet BVO has been added to 10 percent of sodas in North America for decades. Now BVO will no longer be included in Gatorade sports drinks. Molly Carter, … Continue reading

Why To Avoid Drinking Beer From Clear Glass Bottles

Popular Science writer Martha Harbison explains why “skunking” in beer is very different from a lot of the other ways beer can go bad. Harbison claims beer skunking seems most prominent in lagers such as Corona and Heineken which are … Continue reading

Valentine’s Gift Chocolate Idea for Kids

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 3.9 out of 5 stars This may be the sweetest present one can get for a child this Valentine’s day. This toy is very educational and visually stunning. I find myself craving chocolate hearts every … Continue reading

Drop In Super Bowl Chicken Wing Supply Means Highest Prices

According to the National Chicken Council, the wholesale price of chicken wings will be the most expensive ever during Super Bowl XLVII, as demand rises and the supply has diminished. Wholesale wings are currently at about $2.11 a pound, the … Continue reading

New Farm Bill Gives Monsanto Immunity to Courts

Food Democracy Now has urged its members to stop what they’re calling the Monsanto Protection Act. The grassroots organization claims the provision to the House Agricultural Appropriations Bill “fundamentally undermines the concept of judicial review and would strip judges of … Continue reading

Flame Retardant in Soup Bowls Can Enter Body Via Hot Food

Melamine is a flame-retardant used to make adhesives, industrial coatings, plates, cooking utensils, and other plastic products. When melamine is mixed with resins it has fire retardant properties due to its release of nitrogen gas when burned or charred. Melamine … Continue reading

FDA Tacitly Approves GM Salmon Over Holidays

The FDA has cleared the way for the first approval of a genetically engineered animal for human consumption, claiming genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is not a threat to the environment. Opponents argue the GM … Continue reading

$1,000 for a Bagel? How About $16,000 For a Meat Pie?

For those still in doubt about the ever widening gap between the rich and poor, consider this: two months ago, foodstamp usage surged by the most in one year to a new all time record of 47.1 million. Meanwhile in … Continue reading

Hottest Abs Of 2012 (Infographic)

You may be wondering what Megan Fox is eating to have that oh-so-sexy body. Or what daily routine does Chris Hemsworth is following to have those luscious abs. Our infographic today presents a list of hot celebrities including their diet … Continue reading

Escape into Paradise at Oficina Latina

I try out lot of restaurants, so you can skip the bad ones. I’m thrilled to say that Oficina Latina is good to go. I was recently invited to a press dinner at Oficina Latina. It’s located in NoLita, which … Continue reading

Does Altitude Affect The Potency of Alcohol?

Writing for Gizmodo, a blog known for its coverage of cutting-edge technology, Brent Rose examines the possible effect altitude may have on the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Rose notes people in Denver repeatedly warn outsiders to be careful when they … Continue reading

How to Smuggle a Ham Past Customs

In this month’s issue of SAVEUR, a gourmet and travel magazine that includes essays about various world cuisines, travel writer Melissa Klurman discusses the trials and tribulations of smuggling contraband in the form of food, across international borders. In Melissa’s … Continue reading

How to Pack a Super-bug Free Lunch Box (Infographic)

A handy infographic to give “supermoms” the “superpowers” to keep “superbugs” out of their childrens’ diets. Source: Applegate Farms

Where to eat Valentine’s 2013 NYC

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. That’s certainly the case with me. If you are looking to woo and seduce someone, you cannot go wrong with any of these restaurants. They offer impeccable service, delectable … Continue reading

CSPI’s Xtreme Eating Dis-honorees: The Worst Dishes in the US

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit group that focuses on nutritional education and awareness, compiles an annual list to alert consumers to menu items with absurdly high levels of calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium. … Continue reading

Judgmental Forks & Ice Cubes Tell You When To Stop Eating and Drinking

Twenty-first century technology has engendered some interesting food related inventions. Some are ingenious, while others are just plain ridiculous — you be the judge. Intelligent Cutlery An inventor has supposedly created the world’s first “smart fork” — a fork that … Continue reading

The Everyday, Anytime Egg-Combination Generator (Infographic)

If you can cook an egg, you can cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks — not only for yourself but for almost anyone else. These are some great, easy ways to cook eggs. Source: NYT Magazine

15 Cute F*ckin’ Animals You Eat

Admit it.  You’re a hypocrite.   You love steak, but when face to face with a cow you get all scared and think “Aww what a lovely ‘Moo Cow’”.  But 20 minutes after seeing the cute cow you’re in a … Continue reading

New Technology Rapidly Detects Bacteria in Food

According to research published by Phys.org, chicken meat and other foods will be able to be screened for bacteria faster and more effectively because of groundbreaking nanobiotechnology research. A team of scientists from The University of Queensland, Australia, a research-intensive … Continue reading

On the Topic of Bourbon (Infographic)

All I know is that Bourbon is a kind of Whiskey that gets you drunk and has more strong taste than any other. I didn’t know that Bourbon came from Kentucky. This infographic today shares the history, use and other … Continue reading

McDonald’s Baguette is Both Praised & Criticized As a Perversion

When a Michelin starred chef lavishes McDonald’s with praise, something very peculiar is simmering in someone’s skillet somewhere. “I’m lovin’ it,” Pierre Koffmann said after tasting a baguette sandwich at a McDonald’s in Paris. “If I was hungry walking by, … Continue reading

Electric Pressure Cooker Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars If you are deathly afraid of a pressure cooker exploding in your kitchen, there’s no need to fear. This is one of the safest pressure cookers on the market. … Continue reading

Sous Vide Supreme Demi Review

Overall Rating (based on customer reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars Many people think Sous Vide Cooking is intimidating and scary. Au contraire. It’s super easy, and in a way, it’s more like cheating the system. Whenever I throw parties, … Continue reading

Where to eat Valentine’s 2013 NYC

Valentine’s Day is usually a day when restaurants jack up their prices and give you sub par service because they know you’ve got no choice but to take out that very special someone. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants that … Continue reading

Coca-Cola’s New Ad: Damage Control 101

Public awareness of the link between soft drinks and obesity has reached critical mass, and that means trouble for the soft drink industry, which according to Beverage Digest, has been in decline since 1998. The growth in Coca-Cola’s soda business … Continue reading

Organic and Whole Foods vs Conventional Foods and GMOs (Infographic)

Eating organically has been an increasing trend over the past decade, but often, consumers don’t know what constitutes organic food, and what does not. They may not also know the advantages and disadvantages to eating organic as opposed to eating … Continue reading

Sandeman Chocolate Passion

Port is the ultimate in sensuality. It is rich, luscious, and flavorful. I’m a fan of Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto. This 200 year old port house knows what they are doing. This particular port is made from the finest “lots” of each vintage … Continue reading

Modern Wheat is Nothing Like Wheat Your Grandmother Ate

Author and preventive cardiologist William Davis, MD, makes the astounding claim that the modern form of wheat is a sham, and isn’t real wheat at all. “The wheat products sold to you today are nothing like the wheat products of … Continue reading

Junk Food Tied to Asthma

According to a study published in the journal Thorax, eating fast food three or more times a week is linked with severe asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis in children and teens. NBC News reported the findings are based on answers from … Continue reading