You’ve probably heard a lot about canola oil in recent times, both good and bad. Most of the bad news doesn’t have much solid scientific footing. On the other hand, the many health benefits of this oil are well-studied. As for whether the oil will turn your food brown, yes, […]

Nutrition experts are buzzing about the Nordic diet. As the name suggests, the Nordic diet consists of foods that are locally sourced and traditionally eaten in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Typically, the Nordic diet includes whole-grain cereals such as rye, barley, and oats; berries and other fruits; vegetables […]

Even the best marketing strategies need to be revisited, if not revised. Changes in the market environment can dramatically change the marketing mix and your product plans. Marketing strategy should be viewed as a process, which means that the best laid marketing plans will change sooner or later. Strategic change […]

I’m often asked how I find time to cook. My answer has two parts. First, healthy delicious food is essential for my well-being, so cooking usually comes first on my to-do list. Also, I find nothing more relaxing, creative or satisfying than trying a new dish or savoring an old […]

She was an ignorant, ill-tempered woman, but an excellent cook. However, Typhoid Mary Mallon’s refusal to accept the fact she was a healthy carrier of the deadly typhoid bacteria helped cause of deaths of at least three people. Mary Mallon was born in 1869 in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, (now […]

The term “cooking” includes a wide range of methods, tools and combination of ingredients to create the flavor and digestibility of food. Cooking technique, known as culinary art, generally requires the selection, measurement and combining of ingredients in a controlled procedure in an effort to achieve the desired result. Constraints […]

“Milk does a Body Good.” I am sure that many of you remember seeing commercials and/or billboards with this slogan from the National Dairy Council touting the health benefits that milk provides. More recently I have seen commercials about dairy products contributing to weight loss. Additionally, mothers all over the […]

A lot of people are becoming health conscious already. They prefer to prepare their own food to make sure they are eating just healthy foods. They would not know what ingredients are used in commercial foods. Then again, many of us are busy with our works and personal lives. It […]

The labeling on food packaging can be confusing and unfortunately misleading for most of us. I always say reading labels is important but if you don’t truly understand what you are reading what’s the point? Because of this I have decided to do a 3-part series on deciphering food labels […]

The US Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States to receive a FDA registration number by December 12, 2003. This act also requires […]

My husband (Barry) cooks dinner most of the time now. When someone asks about my cooking, he always tells them that I have cooking burnout. He explains that I provided dinner for most of the years our children were growing up when he was working very long hours and now […]

One of the most important crops in human history is cotton. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber found in clothing products today, more than wool or any other non-synthetic cloth. Unfortunately, cotton crops also use more chemicals than any other human grown plant. Perhaps due to the lengthy […]

Maybe you’ve seen their products in supermarkets. Boca Burgers paving the way for Smart Links, rice bread showing up an aisle away from Soy Dream. And suddenly more and more you’re meeting people who refuse eggs and cheese along with meat. You may have seen one carefully scrutinizing food labels. […]