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.

World's Hottest Curry

A London restaurant was serving up Thursday what it hopes will be confirmed as the world’s hottest curry, with even the chef admitting it is “too extreme” to keep on the menu.

San Francisco Website for Foodies

A look at the Golden Gate Bridge tops the list for most visitors to San Francisco. But the local culinary scene is also a big draw, check out a new micro-Web site for foodies.

Do Obese Kids Become Obese Adults?

If you’re concerned that your child’s baby fat has ballooned into a more serious problem, join the club. About 18% of American children aged 6 to 19 are now overweight, and childhood obesity rates are rising around the world.

How America's Children Packed On the Pounds

Americans disagree about a lot of things, but we rarely quarrel when it comes to our food. For a nation built on grand democratic virtues, there is still nothing that defines us quite like our love of chow time.

Red Wine Makes A Better Life

Scientists have confirmed what many people have known for years — that drinking red wine leads to a better life, even if that life is not necessarily longer.

Does Green Tea Help the Heart?

A new study shows that the beverage, which is more popular in Eastern cultures, can protect heart arteries by keeping them flexible and relaxed, and therefore better able to withstand the ups and downs of constant changes in blood pressure.

New York Restaurants Go Trans Fat-Free

Artificial trans fats will be off the menu in New York restaurants from Tuesday, as city authorities seek to remove a major cause of heart disease from their residents’ diets.