Tag: Food

For an Antidote to Diet Culture, Try These 6 Podcasts

Starter episode: “The Body Mass Index” As the title suggests, this show aims to counteract many of the harsh, self-critical messages that people absorb about their bodies. Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has centered her counseling practice around rejecting body shame and traditional diet goals. She brings that same gentle, humane approach […]

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How the Air Fryer Crisped Its Way Into America’s Heart

Major kitchen-appliance companies like Cosori, Ninja, Cuisinart and Instant Brands quickly introduced models of their own. They’ve added the air-fryer function to other appliances like convection and home ovens and pressure cookers. When Ms. West, the co-creator of the Easy Air Fryer Recipes group on Facebook, set out to remodel her home kitchen in Shreveport, […]

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‘Eating to Extinction’ Is a Celebration of Rare Foods and a Warning About the Future

But most of all, Saladino wishes to showcase the treasures we risk losing. In Venezuela, he wafts a chocolate bar made with rare criollo under the reader’s nose. In Colorado, he tastes a bowl of blue maize porridge cooked with foraged medicinal bear root. The focus is on “landrace” foods, those adapted to thrive in […]

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The Fight for $15 Is Moving Beyond the Minimum Wage With a Bold New Idea

“Since the pandemic, workers know they need a seat at the table,” says Allynn Umel, the Fight for $15 national coordinator for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Since 2012, the union has backed the Fight for $15—named after its proposed new minimum wage— to organize fast food workers. During the pandemic alone, Umel says, […]

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Try These Brain Foods to Improve Your Mood

“Our brains evolved to eat almost anything to survive, but increasingly we know there’s a way to fuel it to improve overall mental health,” said Dr. Ramsey, author of the book “Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety.” “We know if you eat a bunch of garbage, you feel like garbage, but the idea that it […]

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Inflation Hits the Fast Food Counter

On a chilly Tuesday afternoon this month, James Marsh stopped by a Chipotle near his suburban Chicago home to grab something to eat. It had been a while since Mr. Marsh had been to Chipotle — he estimated he goes five times a year — and he stopped cold when he saw the prices. “I […]

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A Tomato Soup Recipe That Roxane Gay Actually Enjoys

I’m Roxane Gay. I’m in my home in Los Angeles. And today, I’m making tomato soup and grilled cheese, because it’s getting cold outside. [MUSIC PLAYING] For the soup, you’ll need butter, onions, all-purpose flour, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, sugar, salt and pepper, half-and-half, and honey. For the grilled cheese sandwiches, you’ll need bread, butter, […]

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Reducing food waste to increase access to affordable foods

About a third of the world’s food supply never gets eaten. That means the water, labor, energy, and fertilizer that went into growing, processing, and distributing the food is wasted. On the other end of the supply chain are cash-strapped consumers, who have been further distressed in recent years by factors like the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Should You Get a Microbiome Test?

Despite how much scientists have learned in recent years, there remains a lot that we still don’t know about the thousands of different microbial species that can inhabit the gut. “The known unknowns of the microbiome are staggering: Approximately 20 percent of bacterial gene sequences have not been identified,” and the function of 40 percent […]

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