Food for Thought

How You Can Dine for a Good Cause with Chef Mario Batali

You may already be familiar with (RED), a global initiative to help end AIDS started by musician Bono and Bobby Shriver, but there’s a food-centered offshoot—EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES—that’s combining delicious events with opportunities to help raise funds and awareness to combat AIDS. Throughout the month of June, restaurants across the country will host benefit meals, as well as many other […]

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The FDA Begins Process of Defining “Natural” Label

How do you define “natural”? That’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the public to answer. Over 7,600 people commented to let the government organization know just how they felt about the controversial food label. The commenting period closed May 10, and now the FDA will be sorting through these comments for the next several months to try and reach an actual […]

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Chefs Cycle to End Childhood Hunger in America

About 200 chefs from around the country are joining forces this June for a 300-mile bicycle ride in California from Carmel to Santa Barbara to raise funds for No Kid Hungry. At the moment, Chefs Cycle has raised just about $325,000 in donations, though their aim is $1 million. It’s clearly a worthy cause. We urge you to support their […]

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Dear Sober Abbi: Working For The Weekend

Dear Sober Abbi is a millennial’s celebration of sobriety beginning in 2016. As of this post, Abbi is 137 days alcohol-free. She’ll answer your questions about navigating social settings, crises, and pretty much anything else if you comment below. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had weeks where you are A) sitting in a 3 p.m. meeting that’s dragging on, and you’re envisioning how much […]

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Kristin Cavallari Tells Us How Cooking is Part of Her Balancing Act

You may have first heard of Kristin Cavallari on the mid-2000s MTV reality season The Hills. Or football fans may know her as the wife of Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler. But this mom of three is also active in her kitchen, and healthful eating is an important part of her balancing act. She recently wrote Balancing in Heels, which talks about her […]

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The Most Valuable Kitchen Wisdom Mom Ever Gave Us

As we countdown to Mother’s Day, I asked our editors and staff to reflect on the best kitchen wisdom they ever received from their moms. The stories are quiet touching and often hilarious. I gathered a few of the best here. In the comments, tell us the most valuable kitchen wisdom your mom ever shared with you. “If you eat your cake […]

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Are Crustacean Shells the Future of Eco-Friendly Food Packaging?

Think about how much plastic packaging you buy in one trip to the grocery store. Even if you bring your own reusable carrier bags, there’s plastic on the loaf of bread, the bag of carrots, the frozen peas, the chicken breasts—it’s almost impossible to avoid it. That’s a problem: The EPA says that in 2013 Americans threw away about 33 […]

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10 Ways to Eat Like a Shakespearean Character

This past weekend marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The famous poet and playwright, who is also known as the Bard of Avon, has left a significant mark on language and culture, even nearly half a millennium later. And while his characters and their wit are the main focus of his stories, Shakespeare seemed to always be sneaking food […]

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One Green Thing Series: Go Meat-Free for Earth Day

Cooking Light editors are counting down to Earth Day with simple and effective ways they’ve eliminated waste and cut back on resource usage. In this series, each editor will talk about One Green Thing they’ve done in their own home, office, or general life to hopefully make our planet just a little bit healthier. Earth Day coming around makes us […]

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One Green Thing Series: Be a Better Recycler

Cooking Light editors are counting down to Earth Day with simple and effective ways they’ve eliminated waste and cut back on resource usage. In this series, each editor will talk about One Green Thing they’ve done in their own home, office, or general life to hopefully make our planet just a little bit healthier. The planet healthy habits I practice […]

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