Food & Food Culture

1:11pm

Wed June 26, 2013
The Salt

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:33 pm

Eating refined carbohydrates like bagels may stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, research suggests.
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Fresh research adds weight to the notion that certain foods (think empty carbs like bagels and sweet treats) can lead to more intense hunger and overeating.

Fast-digesting carbohydrates can stimulate regions of the brain involved in cravings and addiction, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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7:09am

Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Teary Paula Deen Says She's No Racist

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 9:18 am

Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in 2012, in New York. In her deposition for a lawsuit by a former employee, Deen admits to having used racial slurs, among other things.
Carlo Allegri AP

7:03am

Wed June 26, 2013
The Salt

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker's Guide To Wine Tasting

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:29 pm

Swigging for science: A hint of oak, our wine tasting newbies learned, is more common in reds than whites. It's a marker for expense in both.
Heather Rousseau NPR

Wine tasting has taken it on the chin recently.

"There are no two ways about it: the bullsh*t is strong with wine."

That's what Robert T. Gonzales recently wrote on io9.com in a post that eviscerated wine tasting as a form of skilled craft. "Wine tasting. Wine rating. Wine reviews. Wine descriptions," he writes. "They're all related. And they're all egregious offenders, from a [expletive deleted] standpoint."

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4:13pm

Tue June 25, 2013
The Salt

How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 10:42 am

Jessica McConnell, 26, of Silver Spring, Md., tries to identify halibut, red snapper and salmon at a dinner hosted by Oceana and the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.
Heather Rousseau NPR

In the world of seafood, looks can be very deceiving. And unfortunately for anyone who buys fish, it's easy for people above you in the supply chain to sell you something other than what you want.

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4:10pm

Tue June 25, 2013
The Salt

Paula Deen's Sons Speak Up, But Her Empire Further Crumbles

Carlo Allegri AP

It's been a downward spiral for Paula Deen since news of her deposition testimony as part of a racial discrimination suit went public last week.

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