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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Read our article about the fast-growing costs of good food

Read our article about the fast-growing costs of good food

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The major engineering feats that needed to be solved before Taco Bell could launch the Doritos Locos Taco

Seasoning was [a] major issue, which was as much of a challenge of taste as it was for manufacturing. “A Doritos chip is a flat triangle, and it gets seasoned by being tumbled around in a huge seasoner barrel that rotates. But we couldn’t do that with a taco shell because they would break. We could get the seasoning to stick to the top but we couldn’t get it to stick to the bottom—we just couldn’t get it evenly coated,” Creed recalls. “You don’t want to take one big bite at one end, and it has flavor and the other end has nothing. We had to make sure it was evenly distributed.” “That was the really tricky part,” Gomez says. “Just like anything in manufacturing, it’s all about speed and efficiency. So our seasoner had to season shells fast and it had to season them right every single time. We had teams of engineers working day and night to get the seasoner working.”
DEEP INSIDE TACO BELL’S DORITOS LOCOS TACO
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This chart comes via The Economist

This chart comes via The Economist

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Check out this awesome gallery of food art

Check out this awesome gallery of food art

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The latest study, which chronicled more than 500,000 people from 10 European countries, found those who ate the most processed meats (including ham, bacon, sausages, and ready-to-eat packaged meats) were most likely to die prematurely. Study Links Processed Meats With Early Death
Thursday, November 29, 2012
There’s a growing body of evidence suggesting that the way we think of nutritional values is really far too narrow because it doesn’t take into account processing. And there has been a series of studies done showing that to the extent the food is processed, how finely it’s chopped, the degree to which it’s cooked, hugely affects the amount of energy we can then derive from the food. How the Fork, the Pot, and the Oven Changed the Way Humans Lived
Monday, July 9, 2012
Meet our new health blog, Eat+Run. Eating healthfully and staying in shape can be tough to balance. Eat + Run is here to help, with expert advice served up daily.

Meet our new health blog, Eat+Run. Eating healthfully and staying in shape can be tough to balance. Eat + Run is here to help, with expert advice served up daily.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bacon Craze Hits Burger King’s Sundae: Burger King is trying a bacon-garnished dessert—but they’re certainly not pioneers

"We tried bacon-wrapped whale in Iceland, it was probably the weirdest thing I’ve ever had," says Brooks Reynolds, founder of the festival. "Who doesn’t love bacon? It takes me back to eating a BLT on my parents’ back deck as a kid. I think it’s always been a popular food, but it’s not just for breakfast anymore."
Bacon Craze Hits Burger King’s Sundae: Burger King is trying a bacon-garnished dessert—but they’re certainly not pioneers

"We tried bacon-wrapped whale in Iceland, it was probably the weirdest thing I’ve ever had," says Brooks Reynolds, founder of the festival. "Who doesn’t love bacon? It takes me back to eating a BLT on my parents’ back deck as a kid. I think it’s always been a popular food, but it’s not just for breakfast anymore."

Friday, March 30, 2012
If a study is funded by the industry, it may be closer to advertising than science. 10 Things the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Friday, January 20, 2012
Diets That Let You Drink Alcohol: Plenty of diet plans make room for alcohol, though moderation is key.

Here’s a look at six diets that allow drinking, with the first five listed in the order they’re ranked among Best Weight-Loss Diets. One diet has not been evaluated by U.S. News as part of its Best Diets rankings. Each diet allows for at least one drink a day, and doesn’t require compensating with exercise or by shaving calories elsewhere.

Diets That Let You Drink Alcohol: Plenty of diet plans make room for alcohol, though moderation is key.

Here’s a look at six diets that allow drinking, with the first five listed in the order they’re ranked among Best Weight-Loss Diets. One diet has not been evaluated by U.S. News as part of its Best Diets rankings. Each diet allows for at least one drink a day, and doesn’t require compensating with exercise or by shaving calories elsewhere.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 Thursday, February 24, 2011 Wednesday, February 16, 2011
10 fiber-friendly food swaps from the Full Plate Diet: But don’t think that fiber is a miracle shortcut; simply sprinkling bran on top of a hot fudge sundae is not going to lead to health benefits or weight loss. The real key is to substitute high-fiber foods for the less healthful, and more caloric, items in your diet.

- 'Full Plate Diet' Says Fiber Is the Secret to Weight Loss

10 fiber-friendly food swaps from the Full Plate Diet: But don’t think that fiber is a miracle shortcut; simply sprinkling bran on top of a hot fudge sundae is not going to lead to health benefits or weight loss. The real key is to substitute high-fiber foods for the less healthful, and more caloric, items in your diet.

- 'Full Plate Diet' Says Fiber Is the Secret to Weight Loss