There's no shortage of dietary lore about naturalist and Walden author Henry David Thoreau, so as his bicentennial birthday bash arrives, we wish to debunk these myths deliberately.
We'll give it to you straight: If President Trump slaps a tariff on steel, the U.S. bourbon industry might be left reeling.
Trump has long vowed to impose tariffs on some imports, and his administration has recently focused on the steel industry. A blanket tariff on steel wouldn't just hurt China, the frequent target of Trump's trademark trade tirades. It would also deal a blow to allies such as Germany.
Want the flavor and refreshment of an ice latte without the fuss, or expense? Take a cue from the smallest state in the Union and mix up some coffee milk instead.
Coffee milk, usually pronounced as if it’s one word, is literally milk flavored with coffee syrup. Yep, just like chocolate milk is made with chocolate syrup, there is a delicious substance called coffee syrup and folks in RI can’t understand why the rest of us aren’t obsessed with it, too. In fact, it’s a very popular purchase at Rhode Island’s Green Airport as former natives take bottles home with them when they visit.
This is your official introduction to the craft beer makers participating at the beloved annual event on July 15th.
Each summer, craft beer aficionados and ale fans attend WGBH's Craft Beer Festival to sample dozens of brews from the best around, and to get a chance to learn more about the brewing process. Guests also enjoy some of Boston's best eats from local food truck vendors while enjoying live music. It's a fun time!
Get out this weekend and take advantage of the many farms offering fresh PYO (pick-your-own) strawberries.
It’s Strawberry Season!! Sure, that’s not technically a proper noun, but here in New England it might as well be capitalized like other holidays. Strawberry Season is fleeting and the fresh, local fruit is considered as precious as the jewels they resemble. The weather is finally cooperating, and while the strawberries arrived a little late this year the picking is now in full swing at local farms.
Our resident Registered Dietitian shares a common pitfall for those trying to make healthy (and sustainable) changes.
As a dietitian, this is a common situation I encounter: a new client explains that she/he has been trying to make some healthy eating changes for the past few months, but is feeling frustrated with how tough and unsustainable it all feels. Upon further discussion, it is revealed that they have been tracking all of their calories, often trying to hit specific macronutrient (carbs, fat, protein) ratios. Many times this is in conjunction with a newly-adopted exercise regimen that is just shy of Olympic training.
When the news broke that Amazon had agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the retail food sector went a little bananas.
The stock prices of large food retail chains, such as Costco, tumbled a bit.
And this headline from Business Insider helps explain it: Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods — and Walmart, Target, and Kroger should be terrified.
In 1974, McDonald's set its sights on opening a new franchise in Manhattan's Upper East Side at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 66th Street. This location wouldn't be anything like the ketchup and mustard colored buildings in the suburbs. It would be tasteful and blend in with the townhouses surrounding it. Regardless of aesthetics, Upper East Siders were having none of it.
The social media world is heavily populated by trolls — you know, those people who write nasty, mean comments online. Sometimes it can be tempting to respond back, but what if there's a better alternative? Like sending them a cake.... with their words written on it.
New York City baker Kat Thek does just that. She's the founder of Troll Cakes, a bakery and detective agency.
While many Americans are familiar with dishes like egg foo young, there are Chinese-American and Chinese immigrant communities throughout the country where foods like ma po tofu and congee are also on menus.
And Panda Express, America's biggest Chinese fast-food chain, hopes to make those more traditional dishes mainstream. "Panda Express ... has the opportunity to be the ambassador of Chinese food to many people," says Andrea Cherng, the company's chief marketing officer.
If sipping great wine in a comfortable and welcoming environment while sitting in an Adirondack chair overlooking a vista of vines sounds like an appealing way to spend an afternoon, look to the Westport Rivers Vineyard.
Located sixty miles south of Boston, Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery offers visitors a taste of the wine life, which is to say the good life. Known for their excellent sparkling wines made in the traditional style, this full-scale vineyard and winery also offer up tasty reds, whites, rosés, and even aperitif and dessert options. With an indoor tasting room and wine bar outside, it’s real easy to let your cares slip away over a glass (or two) of expertly-crafted juice while basking in the warm sun and gorgeous views.
The orange vegetable helps us see — but that's different from improving our vision. That said, carrots are part of a diet designed for eye health.
Samin Nosrat has become known as the chef who taught Michael Pollan to cook, after the famed food writer featured her in his book Cooked and his Netflix show of the same name.
Now, she's sharing her wisdom with the masses in her new, illustrated cookbook called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. The key to good cooking, she says, is learning to balance those elements and trust your instincts, rather than just follow recipes.
There's a rich body of evidence that links chocolate to heart health.
Now comes a new study that finds people who consume small amounts of chocolate each week have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart condition characterized by a rapid or irregular heartbeat.
The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources away from studying the climate.