November 2, 2012 The produce aisle may not be restocked at the Stop & Shop in Toms River, N.J., and other perishables may still be hard to come by. But rest assured, the local pizzeria is hopping. Geno D's served up more than 500 pies on its first day back in business on Wednesday.
October 24, 2012 We drink a lot of diet soda in this country, so when researchers disavowed a study linking aspartame to rare cancers just before publication, we took notice. The whole issue illustrates what makes scientific studies so confusing to the public. We'll keep you posted on this.
October 10, 2012 Despite the microwave's bad rep for uneven cooking, new ways to use this kitchen tool might just be your secret weapon. A quick turn in the microwave makes peeling garlic a snap and shortens the oven time for baked potatoes.
October 2, 2012 Consumer group puts pressure on hip grocery retailer Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat. The group says if Trader Joe's makes this transition, it could encourage other grocers to follow suit.
September 4, 2012 Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally grown food. But researchers note that organic agriculture can bring environmental benefits.
August 16, 2012 Specialty roasters increasingly are working directly with coffee growers around the world to produce coffees as varied in taste as wines. They're teaching their clientele to appreciate the subtle characteristics of brews by bringing cupping, an age-old ritual once limited to coffee insiders, to the coffee-sipping masses.
July 16, 2012 Aging people who cook with vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins at home have more kinds of gut bacteria, than those eating a bland nursing home diet, says a new study. Researchers say that in addition to digestion, these bacteria might also increase immune and cognitive functions during aging.