It was a perfect weekend for the Food Book Fair, a three-day series of panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, book signings and meet-and-greets celebrating food and the words, art, ideas and people behind it.
Do celebrities with Beyoncé's massive influence on young kids have a moral obligation to consider the horrendous impact of excessive soda consumption in our culture when they mull over megabuck branding opportunities?
The conclusion of Dr. Marion Nestle's Why Calories Count offers refreshingly straightforward advice about how to stay healthy and trim in a society that promotes overeating: Eat less, eat better, and move more.
I won't speak for my friends and colleagues in public health, although I suspect they feel the same; I'll just speak for myself. I am nobody's nanny. But as you play with the military-industrial establishment with your health on the line, I don't mind being a referee.
Even though we all know that we should be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, we're still living in a society desperately struggling with obesity, and very often, putting the wrong thing on our plate.
When I met with Jamie Oliver's staff in London last summer -- an information session, not a consult -- I thought the project sounded kind of arrogant but knowing nothing about reality television, I was curious to see how it would go.
How did the USDA's school lunch standards ever get so nutritionally nutty? Would passage of the CNA support the wholesome, made-from-scratch meals that Jamie Oliver's trying to bring back to our cafeterias?
We've heard from the right that the new health care law is a "baby killer." But aren't taxpayer dollars already killing our children? That's essentially the premise of ABC's Food Revolution, which debuts tonight.