School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash only for desserts.These subtle moves can entice kids to make...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Muffins made easy

If I’m going to bother to bake something, it had better be good.And it needs to be easy and create as little mess as possible. If it also could combine the toasty, warm, cinnamony flavors of my...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Costly choices

As Revisha Martinez pondered the cost of peaches and watermelon at a Denver store recently, she became the last stop in a complicated food production system that critics believe has turned healthy...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Child nutrition bill can’t get momentum in Congress

WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Vintners having a ball with harvest dinners

NAPA, Calif. – Once you had to be a winery or vineyard worker to get invited to a harvest dinner, the ample feasts celebrating hours of backbreaking toil. These days you just need a ticket. “People...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Wild eats

LEVI LAPLAND, Finland – Rene Redzepi was crouched and using a sharp knife to scrape lichen from rocks. The tiny green tubes usually feed reindeer in this land above the Arctic Circle.“If animals...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Boozy marinades

NAPA, Calif. – W hat’s Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s barbecue secret ingredient? A sake-spiked marinade, of course.Like many other chefs looking to add a little thrill to the grill, Morimoto heads...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

NYC burger joint lets customers add to the menu

NEW YORK – Ever chow down at a restaurant and think, “I could do better”? A new burger joint is giving you the chance to prove it.At 4food, a recently opened burger shop in Manhattan, you’re not...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

A salad of substance for late summer

The goal here was a flavor-jammed salad that was simple, speedy and so good you don’t even need a dressing.So I started out by marinating thinly sliced beef in a power-packed marinade of teriyaki...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Think beyond cheese sauce for dressing up broccoli

When it comes to broccoli, there really is flavor beyond cheese sauce.Not that cheese sauce is a bad way to mask some of the sulfurous smell and assertive flavor many people object to with this...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Vines & veggies

ST. HELENA, Calif. – Eric Titus is proud of the grapes his family grows in the Napa Valley. The salsa they produce isn’t too shabby, either.And both come from the same patch of land.That’s because...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Lunch ladies going gourmet

DENVER – They still wear sensible shoes, but the nation’s lunch ladies are trading in their hairnets for chef toques as they undergo a gourmet makeover.With the childhood-obesity rates creating...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food