Tag: FOOD

Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home cooking would turn it around. But now some researchers are pushing back against that idea, arguing that it oversimplifies the obstacles that poor and middle-class families face. The case against processed foods has been growing. A flurry of studies […]

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Bun B Tells Talib Kweli About The Best Food Joints In Houston

Getty Image/Uproxx If you still haven’t checked out People’s Party with Talib Kweli yet, remedy that immediately. On this week’s premiere episode, the prolific rapper and host sat down with Bun B, one half of (and the only surviving member of) legendary hip-hop duo UGK. Buried deep in the chat between two rap titans, Bun […]

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Diet for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of Personalized Nutrition

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise of “nutrigenomics.” Could personalized nutrition, informed by knowledge of an individual’s DNA, help prevent and even treat diet-related diseases? The results of early studies from Harvard, Stanford and elsewhere were compelling: […]

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Here’s how much a chocolate bar made without child labor would cost

In Ghana or Côte d’Ivoire, the heart of cocoa country, 2 million kids do hazardous work to sustain the chocolate industry, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In Ghana, 92 percent of children in the industry are responsible for hazardous work, including spraying chemicals, hauling heavy loads over long distances, igniting massive fires to […]

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A Definitive Ranking Of The Best Regional Fast Food Chains

UPROXX As Jim Gaffigan once riffed, “no one admits to going to McDonald’s. They sell six-billion hamburgers a day. There are only 300-million people in this country.” The math doesn’t lie, people. We eat a lot of fast food. The quick in-and-out service, cheap sustenance, and pop cultural significance of our nation’s fast food chains […]

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Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Wants His Own ‘Old Town Road’ Remix

Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” has been no. 1 on the Billboard charts since the snow melted, and you can’t blame every celebrity for wanting to get in on this massive cultural moment. The “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is perhaps the best-known iteration of the song (who knew Billy Ray […]

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A Slower Economy. A Trade War. Now, China Faces Rising Food Prices.

BEIJING — Business is normally bustling at the sprawling Xinfandi produce market in southern Beijing, where stores, restaurants and thrifty shoppers buy their fruits and vegetables in bulk. But more apple sellers were napping than hustling one recent afternoon. The price of apples had nearly doubled, to roughly $1 per pound, and people were spending […]

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At Harlem Eat Up, Harlem’s Food Scene Showcases Its Proud Culinary History—and Its Future

Rice and shrimp were some of the many plates available to those who attended Harlem Eat Up, the annual celebration of the iconic black neighborhood’s food, culture, and artPhoto: Makeda Sandford (G/O Media) Every great soul food plate is symphonic in nature. There’s the rich medley of textures and flavor profiles: the satisfying, savory crunch […]

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Lil Yachty Had McDonalds Delivered To Him At A Fancy Dinner After Seeing The Gourmet Menu

Getty Image Lil Yachty may have expensive grills on his teeth, but that doesn’t mean he has expensive taste. The “Yacht Club” rapper was in attendance at a birthday party for his record label Quality Control‘s CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas. When the young rapper decided nothing there was to his taste, however, he opened up […]

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Leah Chase, Iconic Executive Chef and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96

Photo: Courtesy of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. Leah Chase, iconic executive chef, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, died Saturday her family announced. She was 96 years old. “Her daily joy was not simply cooking, but preparing meals to bring people together,” her family said […]

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