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Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.


Best Foods to Order on a First Date

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted August 8, 2012

There are many factors associated with a great first date. Of all the things that can go right or wrong, it's good to know that at least you can control the food.
The Splendid Table


Liquid Mozzarella & What To Do With It

The Splendid Table | Posted August 31, 2012

Wonderfully squishy on the inside, fresh and milking tasting, this cheese comes close to what you'd eat in Italy.
Marian Wright Edelman


Tolerance of Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted August 8, 2012

The latest edition of UNICEF's report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call "relative child poverty" with 23.1 percent of its children living in poverty. Only Romania ranked higher. It was another shameful reminder that, as economist Sheldon Danziger put it, "Among rich countries, the U.S. is exceptional. We are exceptional in our tolerance of poverty." For the Lynch family in Columbus, Ohio, profiled here, headlines like this aren't news. Their family is a portrait of deep poverty in America. In 2010 20.5 million Americans were living on less than half of the federal poverty level.


7 Sea-Inspired Pastas

Food52 | Posted August 31, 2012

As you wipe the sand off your toes and start to ponder dinner, you're sorry to leave the beach. So don't. These simple, seafood pastas take your tastebuds out to sea.
Jennifer Shu


Mealtime Milestones: The Developmental Milestones of Throwing Food

Jennifer Shu | Posted August 8, 2012

From the day you add solid food to your baby's mealtime mix, you can expect your child to throw it.

9 Must-Visit Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in LA

Zagat | Posted August 8, 2012

Check out our slideshow of the best open-air rooftops, restaurants and bars from which to enjoy those clear days -- when you can see the Downtown skyline, Hollywood sign and ocean in one fell swoop -- while grabbing a drink or a bite.
Charity Curley Mathews


Are Celebrity Chefs Making Us Fat?

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted August 8, 2012

Adding buckets of butter to every recipe isn't exactly a straight shot to healthy living.
Marilinda Hodgdon


Standing Prime Rib Roast

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted August 8, 2012

It is the pleasure of really good food that makes people happy and makes them come together. I had even noticed it at a very young age.
Ellen Gustafson


Mayor Bloomberg, Capitalist Foodie

Ellen Gustafson | Posted August 8, 2012

The NYC Mayor's career to date confirms that he is indeed a capitalist, and if we look one layer deeper at the sweetened beverage issue, it might well be that Bloomberg is helping to fight the "Nanny State" through this progressive effort.

Cheap Eats Taste Test: 7 Frozen Restaurant Meals

Zagat | Posted August 8, 2012

In honor of Cheap Eats Week we decided to go where few foodies have gone -- the grocery store's frozen meals section.
The Daily Meal

What The 1 Percent Eats At The Ballpark

The Daily Meal | Posted August 8, 2012

In many stadiums, luxury suite fare is more varied than ever, from sushi bars to Mediterranean food for the true gourmet.
Erin Ruberry


Spiked Snow Cones at the Ritz-Carlton (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted August 8, 2012

A classic childhood treat -- with an adult twist -- comes to the Ritz-Carlton this summer in D.C.'s West End: spiked snow cones.


Italian Food Culture 101: A Primer

Menuism | Posted August 8, 2012

When you think about Italian food, the first foods that spring to mind might be pizza, pasta, Parmesan, or gelato, coffee and maybe even bread and olive oil.