News: Chow Line
May. 27, 2016
I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?
May. 20, 2016
My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?
May. 13, 2016
Why are pregnant women at greater risk of foodborne illness?
May. 6, 2016
I recently heard some discouraging news about the prospects of losing weight and keeping it off. What is the best course for people like me, who had a lifelong battle with weight?
Apr. 29, 2016
Our toddler has a sweet tooth. Should we let him indulge, or is it time to start restricting snacks?
Apr. 15, 2016
I’m confused about fatty acids. I know to avoid saturated and trans fats, and I’ve heard good things about omega-3s and unsaturated fats. But there are also oleic, linoleic and other types of fats. What does all this mean for the type of oil I should be using?
Apr. 8, 2016
I have seen “white whole wheat” bread and high-fiber white pasta products for years now, but I’ve always been a little suspect. Aren’t true whole-grain products darker in color because of the bran?
Apr. 1, 2016
I used to hear a lot about food irradiation, but I haven’t heard very much recently. Are foods being irradiated in the U.S.? Is it safe?
Many foods are approved for irradiation, but you likely won’t see them in the grocery store. Most of the reason, many experts say, is because of negative consumer perceptions about the process: Who wants to eat anything that sounds like it has something to do with radiation?
Mar. 25, 2016
When I grill a steak, how can I make sure it’s not tough? Also, I just got a meat smoker as a gift. What cuts of beef would be best for the smoker?
Mar. 18, 2016
In recent years, we have increasingly relied on convenience foods for our everyday meals. I am interested in shifting back to more whole, natural foods, but would it really be worth the time and energy?