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Leafy Greens Have Circadian Rhythms, Too

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 24, 2013

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Just like humans, plants respond biologically to the cycle of days and nights, called circadian rhythms. Now, a team of biologists has discovered that even after produce has reached the grocery store, it benefits from cycles of daytime and nighttime lighting.

As reported by Popular Science, the biologists experimented on a member of the mustard seed family, which includes cabbage. They exposed the plants to 12-hour periods of lightness and darkness, and found that they produced a compound called glucosinolates during the simulated daytime. Read More

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The New Effects of Flax-Fed Beef

By Christopher Stewart | May 22, 2013

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It’s hard to keep up with today’s food trends, fads, diets, and constant chef news. New topics are coming up everyday about the foods we consume and it’s hard to keep up. Staying healthy is another important topic of conversation and the foods we consume all play a part in this ongoing conversation. Beef has been a “hot button” topic of conversation for some years now, everyone from the NYTimes to vegetarians are talking about whether beef is a good choice. Jim Drouillard, professor of animal science and industry at Kansas State University believes that everyone can benefit from the health food flaxseed, even cows. Read More

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Home Grocery Delivery and the Environment

By Christopher Stewart | May 6, 2013

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With the advanced continuation of modern technology and the boom of more and more businesses offering home delivery services for convience, its really nothing that you can’t get sent to your home. Everything from clothes, appliances, and even supplies for your pet, the need to go out and shop has now been narrowed down to three clicks for overnight shipping. Specialty and artisan foods have been available online for years and you can order your favorite savory or sweet imports and have them just in time for your dinner party Saturday night. But what if you can order every fresh ingredient you can find in the grocery store and have it delivered right to your door?  This option may become a way of life, according to an article post on The Salt, NPR‘s food blog.   Read More

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Can Diet Alone Cut the Risk for Heart Disease?

By Kendall Kish | March 8, 2013

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An interesting study reported on by the New York Times reveals solid evidence that a Mediterranean Diet can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from heart disease. People that are considered at “high risk” for heart disease can cut their chances by 30 percent if they follow a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruit, vegetables…and even a daily glass of wine. Read More

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Fighting for Red Hook’s Food Vendors: An Interview with Cesar Fuentes

By Justin Chan | July 12, 2012

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Red Hook street vendor

Although Hispanics constitute the smallest demographic in Brooklyn’s Red Hook, one area of the neighborhood has been home to a significant number of Latin American food vendors. Since 1974, these vendors have served athletes and pedestrians who gather at the Red Hook Ball Fields, earning the vendors the nickname, “Ballfield Vendors.” Read More

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Yes Chef on the Radio: Musings in Santa Monica

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 12, 2012

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Sitting in a diner car at Bergamot Station, Marcus waxes on his time in LA, rolling through Santa Monica to see his chef buddies and competing with David Burtka for best dressed at the LA Live Talks with E!

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Head of the Table: Remembering Marion Cunningham

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 12, 2012

Cunningham believed in the power of family dinners

Cunningham believed in the power of family dinners

American culinary icon Marion Cunningham—who passed away yesterday at age 90—will be remembered for many things. For working as James Beard’s assistant. Revising the Fannie Farmer cookbook. Advocating home-cooking. Winning the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. And, of course, for making the most delicious raised waffles around. Read More

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Bon Appetit! California Meets France at Jardiniere

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 11, 2012

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James Beard award winner Traci Des Jardins’ Jardinière restaurant is one of San Francisco’s finest fusion dining experiences that marries quintessential Californian and French flavors; paying homage to Chef Des Jardins’ Mexican and Louisianian-French Acadian heritage. After dabbling with the top chefs in Europe, stopping over in Manhattan and finally returning to California to follow her culinary dream, she opened Jardiniere in 1997. Read More

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