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5 Busy Chefs On Staying Happy, Healthy And Relatively Gout-Free

Fitness can be a relative term for a restaurant pro
Jul 24, 2014 9:00 am

Last week we invited a crew of very busy chefs to stop by the Food Republic Test Kitchen and talk about the challenges — and ultimate successes — of staying healthy while working around serious food. How do their clothes still fit, you ask? What’s this about Brazilian jiu-jitsu? We got answers from Jamie Bissonnette, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman, Alex Stupak and Noah Bernamoff. 

The Gloves Come Off! California's Controversial Glove Law Has Been Repealed.

Unpopular measure went into effect this year
Jun 30, 2014 11:16 am

In a rather quick about-face, the Senate has unanimously voted to repeal the controversial law that required chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking. The measure had several purported benefits, but was met with resistance by many of the state's chefs and bartenders. Details, after the jump.

There Are Packets Of Sugar In Your Greek Yogurt. But There Is Some Hope.

Siggi's skyr busts the "Greek myth," cuts the sugar
Jun 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Name something everyone is scared of and does their best to avoid. If you guessed Joan Rivers, the answer was actually sugar, and if you're eating flavored Greek yogurts because they're healthy, you might as well be eating a cookie. Siggi's brand boasts much less sugar than many brands of its sweetened Greek counterpart. How much lower? Watch their "Healthy Greek Yogurt" guy educate the masses.

The FDA Is Going After Your Beautiful Wood-Aged Cheese

Wooden cheese boards everywhere tremble in fear
Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm

In a move to which we can only respond "nooooo!" the FDA has moved to ban aging cheese on shelves made from wooden boards. As in, a ban on the following: Brie, Camembert, Beaufort, Raclette, Parmaggiano, Comte...uh, cheddar. Apparently, a lot of cheese we like is aged on wood.

Katie Couric's 'Fed Up' Documentary Is Something You Should Really Watch

Film focusing on childhood obesity is out May 9
May 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Fitness club memberships more than doubled across the United States between 1980 and 2000. During that same time, the obesity rate also doubled. How could this possibly be? A new documentary from executive producers Katie Couric of ABC News and Laurie David (producer of the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth) highlights the reasons that America’s children have grown up unhealthier than ever before. Read on.

Is Maple Water The New Coconut Water? We Investigate.

New beverage is starting to hit U.S. shelves
May 2, 2014 1:00 pm

For better or for worse, coconut water has established itself as an “in” beverage, with suppliers praising its hydration properties and purported nutritional benefits. But might a new drink soon capture our fickle hearts and palates? Bottled maple water is hitting the markets, along with purported energy boosts and anti-inflammation properties. We sampled some. Coconut water might be in trouble.

Read An Interview With The Man Who Wants To Make Eating Obsolete

Rob Rhinehart is the mind behind Soylent
Apr 30, 2014 9:00 am

It’s something so intertwined in our everyday lives; a necessity that society dictates we all must do multiple times each day. It is integral to absolutely everyone, regardless of any socio-economic factors. Many of our social rituals revolve around it, and it remains a lowest common denominator across countries and cultures. It’s the practice of eating, and one man wants to render it obsolete. Read on.

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).

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