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Puglia: Italy's Land of Plenty!

Layne Lieberman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Layne Lieberman

Otranto by the sea Puglia, the heel of Italy, is one of the most splendid regions in southern Italy, and in my opinion, the world. That's because it...

In Praise Of Home Cooking

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.26.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

If more people (schedule and finances allowing) learned to cook expeditiously, producing simple and unpretentious but healthy and delicious food at home, maybe there would be no need to order in that often.

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

The 10 Best Mac & Cheeses in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.04.2015 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Ozgur Coskun/iStock The best childhood foods are usually combinations of two strong elements, be them peanut butter & jelly...

Here's What You're Missing From These 5 Mealtime Traditions Around The World

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2015 | Parents

Think back to the last meal you enjoyed: the conversation, the time spent at the table, the memories made. Now ask yourself: What if you did it all differently?

9 Things You're Doing Wrong With Chopsticks

Thrillist | Posted 05.26.2015 | Taste

Use them incorrectly and you've performed the Eastern equivalent of putting your elbows on the table and chewing with your mouth open. To help avoid those faux pas, we consulted a group of experts and asked them to share a few basic protocols.

The 7 Most Underrated American Food Cities In 2015

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste

We thought it worthwhile to give props to seven more gastronomically obsessed towns.

The Most Annoying Things About Vegetarians, According To One

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2015 | Taste

It's a cruel world out there for vegetarians.

The North And South Are Seriously Divided When It Comes To Fast Food

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business

Regional differences permeate many aspects of American life, from speech patterns to sports loyalties to smoking rates. This new map allows us to visu...

Cities With The Deadliest Diets

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich and Robert Serenbetz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect fa...

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

Lazy Days of Summer: Time to Relax and Contemplate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It's summertime! The solstice just went by and as the days now become shorter, summer has officially begun. It's a time to relax and reboot. It's a time to find some water to splash around in. And it's a time for contemplation...

A Writer Examines The Culinary Capital of Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Memorial Day Weekend was a week ago and summer has finally show signs of arrival in Portland, Maine.

Why Hispanics Are Expected To Change U.S. Food Culture

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States, and according to new data from The NPD Group, over the next five years ...

Why America Food Culture Needs to Change

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Marc Barnett

Or more specifically why I think America is fatter than the rest of the world. For the past 7 months I have been living in one of the most food-obsess...

Our Look at Kalegate: a Chance to Find Common Ground

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Johanna Gilligan

At Grow Dat Youth Farm, we've been taking in what we refer to in jest as "the great kale controversy of 2014" from a distance, until recently, when th...

Farm to Fork Across America: Artisan Parmesan, Vertical Tasting, and Food Culture in Reno

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Next we close our eyes, break a piece and inhale deeply. This is the most important analysis. Are the aromas pineapple? Walnut? Hummus? Wet grass? Cloves? Leather? It can be any of those things based on age and cheese terroir.

Dropping the F-Bomb: Why "Foodie" Needs to Be Struck From Our Lexicon

Laurel Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Laurel Miller

My bordering-on-obsessive hatred of "foodie" is really about the culture it's perpetuating. That said, the word itself is infantile, idiotic, and meaningless, and makes me want to poke my eyes out with a larding needle. Can't people just say they love food?

Open-Source Food

Scott Mowbray | Posted 06.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Mowbray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhatever innovation and evolution led to the English pub, French bistro, Italian caffe and Afghan kebab house, today every pub, bistro, caffe or kebab house is effectively a node on a cultural franchise, and will hew to a pretty rigorous expression of "pub" or "kebab house."

African Americans And The Watermelon Stereotype

Theodore Johnson | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Theodore Johnson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's true -- I'm a black man with a watermelon for a birthmark. In many countries and cultures around the world, this would be unremarkable. But in the United States, where watermelon is associated with historic African-American stereotypes, my birthmark takes on a more complex symbolism.

General Tso Chicken: An Immigrant Life Saga

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Fabio Parasecoli

Fried ice cream, just like the General Tso's Chicken that Jennifer 8. Lee explores in her presentation, highlight the role of immigrants in facilitating the global circulation of culinary traditions, and in shaping the food of their host communities.

Sharing the Global Table: Food and Immigrant Life

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Fabio Parasecoli

A multicultural and socially diverse workforce provides crucial and plentiful services while remaining largely invisible to the public.

The Rise Of The New Food Culture

Scott Mowbray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Scott Mowbray

The truth is that America is in the middle of inventing a new food culture, and no one, not the foodies nor the food activists nor the Grocery Manufacturers Association of America, can predict how powerful a force for change it may be.

In Singapore, Food Future With No Past

KF Seetoh | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
KF Seetoh

To be a soldier of your food culture, you can't learn recipes, you gotta learn "feel."

When Foodies Go Too Far

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home

In recent months, it seems as if the foodie choir has reached a fever pitch. Beyond the fact that your mom's manicurist probably has a food blog, ther...