Is Food in America Too Cheap?

Is Food in America Too Cheap?

The ad above is from a campaign 7-11 is running on billboards and subway stations. To some, $2.99 for two hotdogs plus a 32 ounce soft drink (4 cups worth) is a great deal. To others, a meal that probably … Continue reading

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Surprised? Diet Soda May Increase Chance of Diabetes

Surprised? Diet Soda May Increase Chance of Diabetes

We are not fans of diet drinks. There are many reasons to abstain from them, and a recent study just added another: type 2 diabetes. In a European study of 66,000 women middle age and up, over 14 years, a … Continue reading

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Top 10 French Contributions to World Gastronomy (Happy Bastille Day!)

Top 10 French Contributions to World Gastronomy (Happy Bastille Day!)

July 14 marks Bastille Day, or French Independence Day. Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!! We appreciate French food culture so much, that we decided to list a few contributions the French have made to world gastronomy over the past 500 years. Get … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

It seems European lawmakers are more in tune with their constituency than Congress. After reviewing the French Food Safety Authority (ANSES) report on Bisphenol-A (BPA), the French parliament issued a ban effective January 2014. (Reminder: BPA  is a chemical compound … Continue reading

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French Paradox a Hoax. They’re Fat in Paris Too.

French Paradox a Hoax. They’re Fat in Paris Too.

We’ve been hearing for years that in France the women are thinner, despite the croissants, buttery dishes and other saturated fats. A whole book entitled “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” explained that the ladies savour their food calmly, abstain from … Continue reading

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America’s Dirty Secret: We’re a Dangerous Place to Eat

America’s Dirty Secret: We’re a Dangerous Place to Eat

Some eye-popping food-safety stats from the Economist: 1. There are 26,000 food poisoning cases per 100,000 Americans, every year! 2. Compare that to only 3,400 cases in the UK, and just 1,200 in France (about one tenth, and one twentieth, … Continue reading

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Thirteen Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries Part 1/3]

Thirteen Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries Part 1/3]

Image via Wikipedia Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese? What is processed cheese? And what exactly do we … Continue reading

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14 Facts about Mustard

14 Facts about Mustard

1. Mustard is made from the ground seeds of a mustard plant, water, vinegar, and optionally some flavorings and spices. 2. The Romans mixed unfermented grape juice, known as must, with ground mustard seeds (called sinapis) to make “burning must”, … Continue reading

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