July 12, 2013 |
What is the federal forestry agency doing to help Dodger slugger Yasiel Puig? Well might you ask. It turns out that the Forest Products Laboratory, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, has been working with Major League Baseball Safety and Health Advisory Committee and the Major League Players Assn. to figure out how to reduce the frequency of bats breaking into dangerous projectiles. The research began in 2008, when wood experts at the federal lab examined what caused the big league maple bats to shatter.
June 20, 2013 |
Bob Klein has had his share of food passions. The owner of Oakland's Oliveto restaurant has been consumed by finding the best meat, fish, wine, and, of course, salumi (for years Fra' Mani's Paul Bertolli was his chef). And he was into the whole nose-to-tail thing way early. But now he's found a new love - wheat. And his Community Grains whole-grain pasta is popping up on menus and in stores around Southern California, including Mozza and Whole Foods, as well as online.
April 2, 2013 |
Publix Super Markets has recalled its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from their supplier, Allison's Gourmet Kitchens. Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, UPC # 41415-39662, was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Product was sold in pre-packaged 12-ounce containers, and this recall involves all product sold from December 2012 through March 26, 2013.
April 1, 2013 |
Oh, Will, you bad, bad Bard. All the time I've been defending you from the elitists and snobs who refuse to credit the idea that you, a mere glover's son, could have penned some of the most lyrical passages and memorable characters in the English language…. And how do you pay me back for sticking up for you and your authorship? As it turns out, by acting like a greedy, grasping robber baron. Amid all the centuries of grousing that the world doesn't know very much about William Shakespeare the man, researchers at Aberystwyth University in Wales have unearthed perhaps a wee bit more that we would like to know.
March 19, 2013 |
In discussions of getting people to eat more produce and whole grains, price often comes up as a barrier. Rand Corp. research released Tuesday shows that offering discounts on healthful foods increases the amounts people eat - and it appears also to reduce how much foods such as cookies and chips they eat too. The researchers looked at a program in South Africa that since 2009 has provided rebates of 10% or 25% to members of Discovery Health,...
March 7, 2013 |
As a doctor, Jonathan Tam has a message for San Gabriel Valley residents: Eat your vegetables. Farm Cuisine, his new organic restaurant in Monterey Park, is trying to get cost-conscious Chinese diners to buy healthful organic takes on traditional Chinese dishes. But the pricier meals are a tough sell in the heavily Asian American valley, where more than 500 Chinese restaurants are in a pitched battle to offer authentic dishes at ever lower prices. JOIN A LIVE DISCUSSION AT 4 P.M. PT Area restaurants wear B and C food-safety grades like badges of honor, and diners line up for cheap fried pork dumplings and dim sum at $2 a plate.