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Amid flu fears, USDA says pork is safe to eat

Amid flu fears, USDA says pork is safe to eatFear of swine flu is a good reason to wash your hands, but not to take pork off the menu.Federal health officials say the virus that has triggered fears...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango woman writes cookbook about living foods

Turtle Lake Refuge director Katrina Blair has stuffed 11 years of life experience into a single cookbook."It's a journey surrounding the health of ourselves, our planet and local and wild food,"...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Bayfield woman launches raw-food delivery service

If you eat only raw foods, can you still call it cooking? Kirsten Baca says yes. She's the owner of a new raw-food delivery business called Raw Bloom. She thinks of her work as cooking, although...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

CDC advice: Shake the salt habit

ATLANTA - Put down that salt shaker and step back from the table.That's a one-sentence summary of the latest public health alert on sodium intake from health watchers at the Centers for Disease...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

French toast: the medieval breakfast treat

In our current economic environment, nearly everyone is looking for ways to save money. You've got to pay the rent or mortgage, of course, but "kitchen table" issues present opportunities to rein...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Nip night snacks to lose weight

It's not when you eat, but how much you eat that has the biggest influence on your weight. We all need a certain amount of calories during a 24-hour period to maintain our weight. Even though we...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Applications put food at your fingertips

ATLANTA - With the advent of iPhone and iPod applications, snagging information got a lot easier.Folks are checking Facebook, keeping tabs on the weather, getting on-the-fly movie showtimes - the...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Study shows benefits of gum, slow eating

ATLANTA - Here's a look at some of the research published in 2008 and how it might apply to you.•Dietitians and moms always tell people to slow down when they eat, but does it really work to cut...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Americans are 'fattest in history'

A Florida Atlantic University researcher is calling the United States the fattest society in the world.After taking part in a worldwide study that spanned an estimated 40 years, Dr. Charles...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Loco for cocoa

Chocolate contains more than 300 known chemicals, and scientists have been studying how they stimulate the brain's pleasure centers.  One theory is that the caffeine in chocolate mimics...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Yucky and Yummy

Six small children stare as their cooking teacher, Yucky Salad, enters the room. She wears an apron, poofy chef's hat and dark sunglasses, and speaks with a silly Brooklyn accent."What's your...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary Infotainment

A new school in Durango instructs people in the art of cooking, including how to incorporate amphibious creatures into a stew.Todd Escudier, executive chef at Rylee Mac's Market & Cooking School,...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food