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Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables

HT: NYT & Mark Bittman


WHAT will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits? The need is indisputable, since heart disease, diabetes and cancer are all in large part caused by the Standard American Diet. (Yes, it’s SAD.)

Though experts increasingly recommend a diet high in plants and l…

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No-Fail Pasta

More food offerings from Forkful.

My go-to-quick-in-a-hurry-no-time-to-cook meal is always a throw together pasta dish. It is really easy and tastes great every time. To make:

  1. take one or two of your favorite vegetables;
  2. toss with olive oil, minced garlic and salt and pepper;
  3. let rest while you coo…

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Fresh from the Farmer's Market: Individual Rustic Tarts

The latest food offerings from me via Forkful of News.


I picked up some plums, peaches, blueberries, strawberries and figs at the Farmer's Market on Saturday so that I could make these beauties for the numerous birthday boys we had in our family over the 4th of July weekend (my 4 year old, my fath…

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Seafood Paella

A few weeks ago my youngest and I were watching cooking on public television – which just happens to be one of Keenen’s favorite things to do (I have taught him well!) – and we watched Eric Ripert make his Seafood Paella. Keenen tells me he wants to make it and who am I to complain, especially…

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