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Brave new world for food and health coming, nutrition scientists predict

Brave new world for food and health coming, nutrition scientists predict

Nutrition is still based on healthy foods but is reaching beyond to tackle complex health problems.

The year 2020 is a mere five years away but will be a turning point defining a new era of nutrition for both consumers and scientists, say nutritionists who met this year at the University of California, Davis.

The heart of nutrition will still be about healthful, vitamin-rich foods in moderate proportions, but will go far beyond to tackle some of the most complex and daunting challenges in human health... Read More

Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Megan Myers


Toasted Coconut Caramels

When it comes to gift-giving, sometimes I can get stumped about what to give my friends and family.

Given my prowess in the kitchen, however, it’s a natural solution to base my gifts in that area too.

From cookie mix to the friends with kids to dog treats for the pet owners, homemade gifts from the kitchen are a wonderful way to personalize the holiday long after the presents have been exchanged.

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Cookies For All: Gluten Free, Vegan and More

Cookies For All: Gluten Free, Vegan and More

Megan Myers


Mexican Tea Cookies

I love cookies all year long, but there’s just something about the holiday season that really makes cookies stand out... Read More

Wineries set their sights on the millennial generation

Wineries set their sights on the millennial generation

Coming of age during the millennium, 76 to 80 million people born in the United States between 1980 and 2000 don’t remember a time without the Internet. ... Read More

Three things that matter (when getting the most out of wine)

Three things that matter (when getting the most out of wine)

When most of us enjoy our wine, we don’t like to think about it too much. 

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Cookie exchanges - 20 years and counting

Cookie exchanges - 20 years and counting

I've been seeing cookie exchanges being mentioned a lot lately. 
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Bitter food but good medicine from cucumbers

Bitter food but good medicine from cucumbers

The same compounds bred out of wild cucumbers to curb the bitter taste have potential to treat cancer and diabetes.

High-tech genomics and traditional Chinese medicine come together as researchers identify the genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of wild cucumbers. Taming this bitterness made cucumber, pumpkin and their relatives into popular foods, but the same compounds also have potential to treat cancer and diabetes... Read More