Food for Thought

Celiac Disease Awareness Hero: A Chat with Alice Bast

  May is the launch of Seriously, Celiac Disease, a campaign that encourages the importance of getting tested for Celiac and having conversations with family members about this hereditary condition. We chatted with Alice Bast, president and CEO of the NFCA, about how to spread the word. “I really started this foundation (National Foundation of Celiac Awareness) to ensure that our community […]

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What’s On Our Plate This Week

Each week we round up all the news (or pseudo news) that’s making headlines across the country or just in our offices. – Know GMO. Though they have not confirmed it, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reportedly developing a non-GMO certification program. This means food brands can apply for non-GMO certification and can label their foods non-GMO if and when they meet the […]

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Get Mad About Soda Ads

Spoiler Alert! Don’t read this post if you don’t want to know about the final episode of Mad Men. Last night, on the series finale of Mad Men, it didn’t look good for our “hero” ad man Don Draper. He had lost his creative mojo and was wandering aimlessly around the country, hopeless and sad. But just as it seemed all […]

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Can You Smell What The Rock Is … Eating?

Spoiler alert: You don’t want to. Because it smells like cod—36 ounces of it. In one day.   Muscle & Fitness recently published the actor and former pro wrestler’s daily eating log, which includes a whopping seven huge meals. And then Complex‘s Sean Evans attempted to follow along, mimicking the diet as best he could. (Another spoiler alert: He struggled, and […]

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Why New Yorker Writer John McPhee Doesn’t Butter His Corn

I recently talked to John McPhee, the prolific New Yorker writer and one of my journalism heroes, about “Giving Good Weight,” his remarkable 1977 essay that told the story of New York City’s Greenmarkets through the farmers’ eyes. I first encountered McPhee’s story in 2006 as a restaurant cook, and the piece was top of mind again recently as we […]

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A Good Food Cause: Master Chef Celebration for Warriors in Motion

Online fundraising has revolutionized the way deserving organizations recruit new followers, fans, and contributors. It has also revolutionized the way organizers can bring together fun and unique opportunities for donors. A great case in point: the Master Chef Celebration, a night of tasting and sampling some of the greatest bites in NYC while raising awareness and donations for Warriors in Motion, a program […]

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Royal Baby Fever: What to Cook for New Parents

With the arrival of the new Windsor, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and the fourth wedding anniversary for Kate and William, my Anglophile blood is pumping at full throttle. If I could figure out a legitimate reason to splurge on a week in London right now, I would do it in a heartbeat. A heartbeat, I tell you. Alas, I’m stuck stateside with my fellow Brits-at-heart […]

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Food TV: A Review of “Chef’s Table” on Netflix

“The world needs more Zealots!” – Chefs Table, Episode 1 As a millennial, I am naturally a Netflix binge watcher. I am guilty of wasting a weekend afternoon by clicking “Play Next Episode” for hours. But I can absolutely validate my hours in front of the screen if I’m learning something. Netflix’s newest docuseries Chef’s Table explores the lives of six […]

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Best of Luck to Our James Beard Award Nominee and Cookbook Author Keith Schroeder

UPDATE: Keith and Cooking Light Mad Delicious won a James Beard Foundation Book Award! Congratulations to Keith, his editors at Oxmoor House, and everyone who worked on this fabulous book! The James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will be held tonight at Chelsea Piers in New York City. A veritable who’s who of the food journalism world will be wining, dining, and […]

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A Food Editor Opens Up: How to be open and honest about food allergies

When I was in my early 30’s, I ended up in the emergency room: my lips had swollen up beyond imagination. A nurse took one look at me, whisked me out of the check-in line, and urgently commanded me to say what I had eaten. Confused and scared, I actually began to cry. Nothing like this had ever happened before and […]

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