That’s cold

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Food science professor Robert Roberts tried to explain the finer points of soft serve over the din of a commercial ice cream maker churning out a frosty vanilla mix.Cameras or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

New deal site offers steep discounts

NEW YORK – Foodies have a new way to snag reservations at posh urban eateries – and enjoy them at a steep discount.A six-month-old Web service called VillageVines is elbowing its way into the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Takeout’ dinner for nights you don’t want to cook

This simple and versatile soba noodle stir-fry is for those nights when your cravings for Asian food aren’t strong enough to get you out the door.Soba noodles are made from buckwheat. In addition...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

You, yes you, are the No. 1 powerful foodie

Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray you expect. But Steve Jobs on a list of the 50 most powerful people in food?The idea was to choose people “that directly or have the ability to directly affect what...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Shrimp fried rice that doesn’t come from inside a box

Fried rice doesn’t have to be greasy and come in a folded cardboard box.When you’ve got the craving for salty-crispy rice studded with bits of vegetables, egg and meat, make your own. It’s no more...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

After years in brown rice limbo, vegan gets hot

Vegan food gets a bad rap among meat eaters. It’s typically portrayed as bland or somehow lacking.This stew is anything but. It is flavorful, colorful and full-bodied. It doesn’t require a trip to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Vegan diets becoming more popular, more mainstream

You’ve come a long way, vegan.Once mocked as a fringe diet for sandal-wearing health food store workers, veganism is moving from marginal to mainstream in the United States.The vegan Skinny Bitch...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Restaurants uploading menus on iPads for diners

CHICAGO – The bar is buzzing on a busy night at Chicago Cut steakhouse as regulars Keith and Peg Bragg sit at a high table scanning the wine list.Within seconds, they have all bottles under $40 at...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Soup up your diet to lose a little weight

If losing weight is on your list of New Year’s resolutions (again), add slurping soup to your to-do list.A bowl of soup is mostly liquid, making it a lower calorie way to feel satisfied without...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

New generation of Italian chefs shake up classics

MODENA, Italy – In Massimo Bottura’s hands, the traditional Italian peasant pasta and bean dish known as pasta e fagioli is rethought as a gustatory metaphor for the people who have influenced...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Making art from the contents of the refrigerator

Carl Warner never told his kids not to play with their food.“They’d make smiley faces from onion rings,” says the London-based photographer. “It’s a wonderful thing to do. I do it all the time.”In...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Moderation, mixers key to keep cocktails low-cal

BERKELEY, Calif. – Can cocktails and calorie-counting mix? Up to a point, say diet experts and mixologists, but you have to keep a close eye on exactly what and how much is going into your...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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