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Troubleshoot Your Gluten-Freedom With America's Test Kitchen

This technique-based baking book is a gamechanger
Mar 24, 2014 11:05 am

America's Test Kitchen, the promised land of troubleshooting your most basic cooking fails and fixing problems you never knew you had (I used to save the back covers of my mom's Cook's Illustrated as a kid), recently published The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook. Its creed: you can't just substitute gluten-free flour and expect passable results. You have to change your whole technique (then prepare to welcome back sandwiches).

The Five-Second Rule Is Put To The Test. Here Are The Results.

To pick up or not to pick up? That is the question.
Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Photo: Jess Kapadia

You drop your hot, greasy slice on the floor during lunchtime and have just a few seconds to make a big decision. It’s one of the most debated food practices of our time and is timeless in nature: you’re just as likely to hear an argument regarding its implementation in a grade school classroom as you are in a home or an office. Yes, it’s the infamous five-second rule, and a new study is here to suggest that there may actually be some scientific evidence behind it. Read on.

Infographic: What Does 3,000 Calories Of Junk Food Look Like?

A daily recommended intake composed of junk foods
Feb 24, 2014 5:00 pm

We’ve all eaten way too much food at one dinner party or another. Think about Thanksgiving, for example. But did you know that these meals can actually account for – and in some cases, exceed – our entire daily recommended caloric intake? The good people at Visually put together this infographic measuring the amount of certain junk foods that contain exactly 3,000 calories. The infographic, after the jump.

The New Glove Law Is Really Starting To Piss Off Some California Chefs

The new policy has state's chefs up in arms
Feb 3, 2014 4:00 pm

California’s new law requiring chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking had several purported benefits. Primarily, its implementation over the next few months is supposed to protect all food considered “exposed” or “ready to eat,” and reduce instances of foodbourne illnesses. Now, chefs are throwing around a handful of words to describe the law, and none are particularly flattering. Read on.

7 Practical Tips For Eating Cleaner And Smarter Through A Plant-Based Diet

Expert tips on making the lifestyle change
Jan 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Here's a simple fact: fruits and vegetables are awesome for you. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, they're vital in keeping all of our bits and parts functioning and fit. What's not so easy? Integrating more plant-based foods — and less animal-based food, while we’re at it — into our daily eating, so it becomes a lasting lifestyle change. Here are 7 practical, easy-to-follow tips on eating cleaner and smarter.

California Chefs Now Must Glove Up In The Kitchen. Why? It's The Law

Except they really hate wearing the damn things
Jan 13, 2014 3:00 pm

Chefs wear latex gloves for various reasons — handling certain meats, protecting healing cuts or keeping hands from being damp for too long — but it doesn't mean it's their favorite part of the job. California's new food safety laws mandate that chefs use gloves while cooking, a change that will be enforced (somehow) over the next six months. And chefs aren't happy about it.

Are You Really, Seriously Going To Miss Trans Fats?

New FDA call is great for us all, friends. Rejoice!
Nov 8, 2013 10:00 am

Not that you need us of all people to tell you that trans fats are the devil (the devil!) but in case you hadn't heard, yesterday the FDA moved to ban them across the board. Labeling trans fats has been required since 2006, a step that encouraged many food corporations to start pulling the bad stuff from their products. But soon, food producers might not have a choice. ...YAY! 

Is Bacon Stunting The World's Population?

Study shows processed meats affect male fertility
Nov 6, 2013 11:00 am

Oh bacon, you’ve gone too far. There may be a serious reason to avoid processed meats, such as bacon, sausage and ham, and it has nothing to do with obesity or heart disease. The frightening results of a new study, after the jump.

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