A sparkler from New Jersey steals the show at East Coast winemakers’ event

Gather winemakers from 12 wineries in five states along with a few wine writers to taste through two dozen wines and — well, it’s not exactly a party. But I can say that it’s a lot of fun, and it’s educational.

The scene was the barrel room at Waltz Vineyards, in Lancaster County, Pa., where Jan […]

By |May 14th, 2017|FOOD|0 Comments


What we do and don’t know about dietary science.

By Jerome Groopman

Nutritional science is too complex to furnish easy answers about what to eat.Illustration by Ben Wiseman

In the early nineteen-sixties, when cholesterol was declared an enemy of health, my parents quickly enlisted in the war on fat. Onion rolls slathered with butter, herring in thick cream […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|FOOD|2 Comments

Stone Brewing creates beer with recycled water

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Jermaine Ong
8:30 AM, Mar 17, 2017
2:02 PM, Mar 17, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Stone Brewing is breaking new ground by becoming the first to try making beer using water that “comes from the toilet.”

On Thursday, at the Stone Brewing location at Liberty Station, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was among the […]

By |March 20th, 2017|FOOD|4 Comments

Bill Clinton wades into N.J.’s Taylor ham vs. pork roll fracas


Former President Bill Clinton on Friday gingerly waded into New Jersey’s simmering debate over what to call New Jersey’s beloved egg, cheese and breakfast meat sandwich. Claude Brodesser-Akner, NJ.com Read more

By |May 31st, 2016|FOOD|4 Comments

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations carried a genetic mutation which raised risk of cancer and heart disease

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

10:00PM BST 29 Mar 2016

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.

Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian […]

By |March 30th, 2016|FOOD|2 Comments

What’s wrong with the American diet? More than half our calories come from ‘ultra-processed’ foods

Karen KaplanContact Reporter

Researchers who have analyzed America’s eating habits say they can sum up what’s wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.

These foods — a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda — make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only that, they delivered […]

By |March 12th, 2016|FOOD|1 Comment

CDC Warns of ‘Healthy’ Food Outbreaks: Sprouts, Salads, Organic Shakes and Meals, Cucumbers

by Craig Bannister

Ironically, all of the CDC’s outbreak warnings on its homepage are currently for items on the so-called “healthy” foods list.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of four potentially fatal, multi-state outbreaks – all victimizing people who eat foods typically considered healthful:

Alfalfa Sprouts,
Organic Shake and Meal Products,
Packaged Salads, and

Nine people in […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|FOOD|0 Comments

The Perfect Wine to Bring to a Holiday Gathering: It’s All About the Food

December 21,2015

by Paula Moulton

I became infamous at Le Cordon Bleu in France (at least in my own mind) on a relatively quiet and peaceful classroom day of wine tasting. I am on stage but the theater is a dimly lit classroom in the 15th Arondissement of Paris and I am an American widow with three […]

By |December 21st, 2015|FOOD|0 Comments

Orthorexia: the clean eating obsession that makes you dangerously ill

Breakout the Burgers

India Sturgis

30 NOVEMBER 2015 • 8:00AM

Carrie Armstrong’s fixation with ‘clean’ eating began, as it so often does, with good intentions. Struck down by a virus eight years ago, she was bed-bound and unable to lift her head off the pillow let alone walk.

Doctors said there was little more medicine could do so, to […]

By |November 30th, 2015|FOOD|0 Comments

Whole Foods is recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad

October 23,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and NJ because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes,

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can […]

By |October 26th, 2015|FOOD|0 Comments