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How The Lucky Iron Fish Is Helping Fix A Health Crisis In Asia

Cooking with it helps those with iron deficiency
May 27, 2015 3:00 pm

A majority of Cambodians suffer from iron deficiency because their staple diet doesn’t include many iron-rich foods. Low iron levels can result in fatigue, muscle weakness, memory loss, poor circulation and heart problems. Thanks to a simple but ingenious (and sustainable) solution, iron deficiency, currently the most widespread form of malnutrition worldwide, may soon be on its way out.

Hang On: You Can Be Allergic To Celery?

Beware of the world’s most innocuous vegetable
Mar 25, 2015 1:00 pm

You might know someone with an allergy to strawberries, kiwis, maybe the odd tomato. Now, everyones favorite part of tuna salad — celery — is popping up on allergy lists where only gluten, dairy, shellfish and nuts once resided. Whats more dangerous than the peanut butter on your celery? Lets find out. 

Bartenders To Earn Royalties On Cocktail Sales At New Texas Bar

Scheme emphasizes issues of compensation and credit
Mar 12, 2015 10:00 am

Should craft cocktails be treated as works of art, complete with artist royalties and incentives? A new Austin bar thinks so, and theyre putting their money where their mouth is to prove it. 

Washington, D.C. Nonprofit Healthy Corners Brings Life To Food-Desert Bodegas

What was once inaccessible, now right on the corner
Mar 4, 2015 4:00 pm

Delivering fruits and vegetables at below-market prices to 25 corner stores in some of D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods, DCCK's Healthy Corners initiative puts fresh ingredients and information on how to cook and eat them front and center, directly in reach of those who need them most. The response? Overwhelmingly positive. More peppers, please! Check out this video and see how the city's own residents are satisfying this urgent need. 

Watch Fresh Honey Flow From A Tank Filled With Bees

Actual honey, fresh from the source, now on tap
Mar 2, 2015 1:30 pm

Imagine honey, fresh from the hive, straight from a tap — without bugging a single bee. Two Australian beekeepers have taken the legwork out of a process that used to take hours of intensive labor (and involve bee stings). The Flow Hive is astounding bee scientists and beekeepers alike. What are you going to do with your beekeeper garb? Well, it'll be Halloween eventually. You need to see this to believe it.

Dining Alone Is Not Sad! A Photo Blog Celebrates Dining Solo In America.

Table for One shows the joys of solitude
Feb 17, 2015 11:00 am

There are many advantages to eating meals alone. And yet it still gets a bad rap. It’s called sad or depressing by some and generally looked down upon in popular culture. At least one individual wants to change that perception. Check out this powerful photographic study of solitude in a society that increasingly highlights companionship.

Here Is A Map Of All The Kickstarter-Funded Restaurants Around The Country

Crowd-funded projects are on the rise nationwide
Feb 9, 2015 3:30 pm

Kickstarter has become an increasingly popular way for both chefs and owners to raise capital for new restaurants. Several Kickstarter-funded restaurants nationwide have already achieved acclaim. And as this handy map shows, the crowd-funding platform is hardly getting big in just large cities. While the Northeast has taken a lead in funding restaurant projects, there have been a number of openings throughout the South, Midwest, West Coast, Northwest and beyond. Get to giving, people!

Will Future Chefs Worry About Printer Jams? 3D Food Printing The Buzz At CES 2015.

Vegas gadget show offers window into foodie future
Jan 8, 2015 10:00 am

In an era of handmade artisanal everything, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held annually each January, is a refreshing reminder of the ever-increasing number of things you can still do without investing a single drop of sweat equity. This year's show is no different.

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