April 3, 2013 It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
April 3, 2013 Food dyes just got easier for the average Joe. A new metallic food spray in a can from a German company may make it easy for non-pros to create shimmering looks. But who uses this stuff?
April 3, 2013 If you think you don't like grits, food writer Rina Rapuano says, you should give them another try. These recipes for savory grits fixings, pecan pie, pancakes and a cheesy casserole might just change your mind.
April 2, 2013 Even if you give kids a more healthful school lunch, you can't force them to eat it. You can, however, make small changes to layout and presentation that will make options like fruits and vegetables more appealing to kids, say behavioral economists.
April 2, 2013 Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef. And the animals are also showing up in more U.S. restaurants.
April 1, 2013 In a 16-year study, adults age 65 and older who ate fish regularly were observed to live longer and were less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. It's the latest finding to bolster doctors' recommendations that people should eat one to two servings of fatty fish per week.
April 1, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a marvel of snack engineering: deep-fried chili balls. Finally, you can take chili on the go, as if you're going anywhere.
March 31, 2013 Easter eggs are a tradition in many cultures. But in Italy, elaborately decorated chocolate eggs — some costing upwards of $300 — are the holiday food gift of choice. The best part? There's a gift tucked inside (and it can be a doozy).
March 28, 2013 A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.