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Popcorn and the Oscars

Movies, Popcorn, and the Oscars, too!

When you think movie, do you also think popcorn? A good percentage of movie viewing people do. And what’s the biggest movie night of the year? The Academy Awards, of course. Oscar has been around for a long time – the first Academy Awards ceremony was in 1929 – but the main snack food that’s […]

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Holiday Turkey Safety

How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

The big meal is over and the back and forth to the kitchen for leftovers begins. We all know that leftovers can really bump up the holiday calories, but how do you tell if the leftovers are actually safe to eat? Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? […]

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Football, Food, and Beer

  It’s football season. With it comes fun, excitement, joy, angst, wringing of the hands, a whole new spin on vocabulary, and tons of food and drinks. It seems that football is associated with nine main food groups: beer, wings, pizza, chips and dip, barbecued ribs, burgers, chili, sausage (especially bratwurst), and pulled pork. It’s […]

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Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

Are the calories in your favorite coffee the equivalent of the calories in a muffin – or your lunch — for that matter? Calories and nutritional information for some Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee drinks: Starbucks Caffe Latte, grande (16 oz), 2% milk:  190 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 12g protein Starbucks Cappuchino, grande […]

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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised how many are in a drink you’ve been having for years. According to CSPI (Center for Science in […]

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What To Do When Your Mouth Is On Fire From Red Hot Chili Peppers

I was in a restaurant that specializes in chili – hot, hotter, and hottest.  Four large thirty-something guys were sitting at the table next to mine. One guy ordered, “hottest,” with an “I can handle it, no problem” look on his face. Shortly after this big, burly guy dug into his chili he was sitting […]

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Stadium Food: What Do You Eat?

It is the beginning of baseball season, but more importantly – at least in my family – it’s the beginning of hockey playoffs. To call us True Blue New York Rangers fans might be an understatement. So what do you eat when you go to a game? Many stadiums now offer “gourmet” and “specialty” food […]

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What Will You Eat On Super Bowl Sunday?

It’s amazing how food has become associated with football — from tailgating to Super Bowl parties to the selection of food sold in stadiums. Where there’s football there also seems to be many opportunities to eat, often mindlessly. Even when you’re surrounded by a smorgasbord of highly caloric, fatty, salty, and sweet foods there are plenty […]

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Do You Sit In The Fat Or Skinny Area Of A Restaurant?

Choose your seat carefully. According to Brian Wansink, Director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, where you sit in a restaurant does have an effect on how much you eat! Scratching your head yet? After mapping the layout of 27 restaurants across the country and analyzing what and where customers ate, here are some general findings […]

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Don’t Tempt Fate: Remember To Eat Your New Year’s Good Luck Food!

What’s your New Year’s tradition? Do you eat fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, or pickled herring? Around the world food and symbolism play important roles in New Year’s celebrations not just to celebrate but often to bring luck, fortune, and plenty (both money and food), and health. What Not To Eat (Hint: Don’t Look […]

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