April 10, 2013 |
Everyone who has ever read a diet book knows this tip: Use a smaller plate, and you are likely to put less food on it. Now researchers have found the same is true for children taking food at school lunch. A study showed the “food environment” -- conditions around eating -- counts, the researchers from universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia said. The researchers repeatedly watched 42 first-graders serve themselves lunch at school, using plates and bowls of adult size and half as large.
April 6, 1986
This is the first Sunday I have left breakfast dishes in the sink. Your Traveling in Style magazine has relived my memories and expanded my education. This new issue is more comfortable to read. I am thrilled that I can pick up the issue or put it aside at a convenient place (a whole newspaper section, no). I never knew the scary things a pilot had to be concerned with about our safety. I agree we do applaud the landings, but of the other very important uncertainties I was ignorant.
August 15, 2012 |
It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of Julia Child, the American who learned how to cook like a French chef while living abroad and brought those skills home with "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," published in 1961. Later, Child became a wonderful, batty television host, cooking on the fly for PBS and sipping as much sherry as she liked. Child's cookbook was a success, of course, but it ran counter to midcentury America's enthusiasm for prepared, packaged foods. Boning a duck on your own was about as far as you could get from putting a TV dinner in the oven.
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
May 13, 2012
All you need in your pocket or purse to find a hot restaurant. Name: Chef's Feed Available for: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; Android coming soon. What it does: Profiles award-winning chefs and their favorite dishes at specific restaurants in certain cities. From there, you can map the restaurant, add it to your profile and itinerary, rate the dish and tell your friends about it using Twitter or Facebook. Cost: Free. What's hot: This app is becoming a better tool for business travelers.
May 11, 2013
You'll be able to sample bulgur dishes and many more Turkish specialties at the Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival, May 16 to 19 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. For more information on the festival, visit anatolianfestival.org.