Quick Notes & Newsworthy Items

The posts in this category highlight content from around the web on cooking, food, nutrition, cookbooks, medical studies and more.... typically fairly short writeups why I think the information is noteworthy.

The New Atkins Made Easy

Book Launch Event For Atkins

As the recipe developer for the “The New Atkins Made Easy” by Colette Heimowitz, I highlighted during a cooking demonstration at David Bouley’s test kitchen how easy and fast these dishes come together.

Why We Like the Foods We Like

Why We Like Some Foods

A new article in the Smithsonian Magazine discusses recent research and experiments that might explain why we love certain foods and why we hate others. Listen in to Leonard Lopate sitting down with journalist Tom Vanderbilt discussing anything from pickles, eggplants, coffee, and spinach to chocolate…

Superfood Squared: Crispy Peanut Kale Chips Recipe


Check out my Crispy Peanut Kale Chips recipe that I developed for the National Peanut Board…taking the popular idea of kale chips to the next level by adding a crispy coating of another superfood: peanuts!

Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize Wish

Food Revolution Day

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out movement to teach every child about food. See how you can get involved for Food Revolution Day…

Food Safety

Your Guide To Food Safety

As I was looking through a variety of infographics, I came across this comprehensive food safety chart… lots of good points to remember for smart shopping, cleaning, storing, prep & cooking, reheating and food allergies.

Coffee Vs. Tea

Coffee vs. Tea

Check out these factoids about coffee and tea… interesting data about the most caffeinated beverages.

How To Pair Wine With Foods


Sommeliers use opposing taste profiles such as sweet and sour all the time to create perfect food and wine pairings. Follow these simple guidelines to make the best wine and food pairings at home…

One Lunch Lady’s Cafeteria Conversion


This weekend, I happened to listen to this NPR audio segment about school lunches made from scratch. Of course, it struck a cord, since I am always encouraging folks to cook more at home, using superfoods and locally grown, seasonal foods.