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.

Few Americans Know All Obesity Risks

A poll finds that few realize obesity’s links to cancer, arthritis and respiratory problems — but knowing more about the myriad ways obesity affects health could help motivate people to get more active and eat better before full-blown disease strikes.

Top Staple For College Football Fans?

College football. Fans. Tailgating. They go together like, well, college football, fans and tailgating. So, what’s the top staple for college football fans? And for fans by conference? Plus, do those supporters throw calorie counts out of the parking lot on game day?

What Are We Eating?

Do you know what the average American eats? If there is one thing the media has made us well aware of, it is the fact that American diets are among the worst in the world. But do you know exactly what Americans are eating?

Facts About Rice

What do you know about rice? Maybe this infographic will help you learn more about this humble staple food that is typical among asian cuisine and is growing in popularity among western taste.

Healthy Ways to Tan & Protect Your Skin

With more than a million cases of skin cancer cases a year, and all the harmful effects of the sun on skin — is there still a way to get a healthy tan?

Breaking Through The Weight Loss Plateau

Most people having gone through a diet can attest to the powerful weight loss plateau — where the first few pounds come of easily, but then weight loss simply stalls…despite not having changed a thing. Check out my latest Epicurious post, where I highlight three ways to bust through the plateau and reignite natural weight loss.

The Diet Mistake Even Nutritionists Make

A new study helps explain why the size of our plates affects how much we are eating. Turns out, our behavior is directly influenced by what our eyes perceive, even when we know better.

Is Coconut Water Worth The Splurge?

In recent years, coconut waters have popped up everywhere – every grocery store now seems to carry it. When I recently attended the Fancy Food Show in Washington, lots of vendor presented their take on this simple drink made from the clear liquid found in young coconuts.