CNN's Erin Burnett tackles NYC Mayor's latest attempt to ban the sale of large sugary drinks.
America's image of New Yorkers combines swagger, style and an unwillingness to get pushed around. Humphrey Bogart once warned a Nazi commander in "Casablanca" that "there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade." Seventy years ago, movie audiences would have laughed in appreciation of the city's toughness.
To create the future of Polish cuisine, chef Wojciech Amaro looked to the 16th century for inspiration.
AeroShot is a lipstick-sized inhaler that allows users to ingest what amounts to a cup of coffee's-worth of caffeine.
Drinking a daily cup of coffee -- or even several cups -- isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
Marketplace Africa looks at the growing global popularity of rooibos, or redbush tea.
In cafes across Cape Town, brewing the perfect cup of rooibos has become a fine art.
Organic farming is widely perceived to be a healthy, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional agricultural techniques.
British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has long been on a mission to stir his countrymen's culinary senses but the gastronomic pioneer has now turned his attentions to an altogether more complex problem -- rustling up gourmet airline food.
The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on a new study that shows eating even one serving of red meat could increase your chance of death.
Want to live longer? Trade some of the red meat in your diet for fish, nuts, whole grains, and other healthier protein sources, Harvard researchers say.
A Latino organization demands an apology for Obama campaign manager's tweet. CNN's Maria Cardona and Mary Matalin discuss.
Condescension is never appetizing. Not even when it's wrapped around a chimichanga.
On that first date, when you bonded over barbecue, the sauce drips on her chin only made her look cuter. You knew it was love when you learned John Donne was his favorite poet, too. What hooked you on the slopes was how she made black diamond runs look easy.
San Francisco banned free toys in some kids' meals. McDonald's makes toys available for just 10 cents.
Goodbye, free plastic toys inside Happy Meals -- at least in one major California city.
Cardiologists and other doctors already view artery-clogging red meat as a villain, and they now have another reason to urge their patients to steer clear: A new study has found that men have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer if they consume a lot of ground beef and other red meat -- especially if the meat is grilled or well-done.
That morning cup (or cups) of coffee may do more than just kick-start your day.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on a Harvard study about coffee cutting the risk of endometrial cancer.
You might have to pay more for your pecan pie this Thanksgiving holiday. The tasty tree nuts are in tight supply in the U.S. thanks to a crop-damaging drought and a jump in demand from Chinese consumers.
â¢ Hours after taking baby Benjamin for a scenic stroll by the river, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen hit the town for a fun night of Japanese food with pals. The supermodel dined at Haru in Boston with five friends. On the menu? Some shisito peppers, sashimi salad, black cod and a sashimi platter.
"The cupcakes are a great choice if you're preparing for a TV viewing party with your girlfriends," Sutter tells PEOPLE
The cream-filled dessert is all the rage - and it's easy to make yourself
Many years ago I had a blind date in a mediocre Chinese restaurant with a dour tax attorney with whom I was hopelessly mismatched. There seemed no possibility of common ground until he proudly informed me he was an officer of some organization of mycologists. Perhaps whatever passion there was in this man lay in mushrooms rather than law or human relationships.
When it was first invented, soda pop was a treat most people had once in a while for special occasions.
Don't follow the crowds to Napa or Bordeaux this fall. You'll save nearly 40% on lodging at these locations -- and the vino is cheaper, too.
Like a caffeine junkie on a morning buzz, the price of coffee futures began spiraling higher in late 2010 -- and coffee brands passed those higher costs on to consumers.
He calls her "the most dangerous woman in America" - she bites back
"I don't even know who the 'Blues Brothers' are," confesses Sheng Sushi manager Elwood Zhang. "A lot of Americans come in and ask if we like that movie. I've never seen it."
Charlotte Jude Schwartz hates being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts but, thanks to her mother's creativity about food, it's not too hard to stick to her allergy-free regimen.
It's Coastal Living's annual guide to the top eateries where food is fried, broiled, grilled or otherwise slapped on butcher paper for your finger-licking, crab-cracking, French fry-munching pleasure. This year, winners (and finalists) were chosen by readers.
Oenophiles are opening up their wallets again, and a new crop of wine lovers are emerging overseas -- in places like China -- the price of vino is also bubbling up. You can cut your costs, though, with high-tech help and smart substitutions.
Japan's green tea fields sway in the early summer winds, the picture of bucolic beauty. But beneath these peaceful rows of young green buds, ready for the second harvest of the year, a national crisis is brewing.
The nuclear crisis wreaks havoc on one of Japan's prized exports: green tea. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Uganda is Africa's second-largest coffee producer, but some of its farmers say they are getting a raw deal when it comes to profiting from their beans.
The strain of E. coli that has killed at least 25 people and sickened more than 2,600 others in Europe is a terrifying reminder that killer microbes lurk in places where we least expect them. Though it is not a reason to panic, this incident should force us to rethink some important food safety issues.
Alcohol sales climbed with little interruption throughout the recent recession, and have continued to expand in recent months.
Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the 847 friends on his private Facebook page that he had "just killed a pig and a goat" -- to eat.
Traveling to beautiful places is already sweet, but the journeys can get decadent if you succumb to the power of chocolate.
For years, doctors have been telling their patients to eat more fish in order to boost heart health.
One afternoon a few months ago, my husband walked into the house carrying a cookbook and then stood in the kitchen for a long time, turning the pages, reading it. This was interesting. He looked deeply absorbed.
Consumers got a jolt this week with news that the price of coffee was hovering near $3 a pound, the highest price in more than three decades, forcing many coffee houses to consider raising prices or cutting services.
In 2008, Roberta's gourmet restaurant opened in Brooklyn, offering local food, grown amid the desolate warehouse blocks.
The phrase "organic farming" was coined in 1940 by Lord Northbourne, a British author and Olympic athlete who helped launch the organic movement.
Author and lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky helps with your breakfast buffet
Inside Africa heads to the Ethiopian Highlands where coffee is king.
For many in Ethiopia, it is part of their daily routine -- a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. But in an area considered to be the birthplace of the coffee bean, the drink is also an important part of the economy and culture.
A large herd's worth of beef cattle has passed through the Cooking Light Test Kitchen over the past 24 years, almost all of it standard-issue, grain-fed supermarket meat.
The soda world is bubbling with the news that Diet Coke has surpassed Pepsi as the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the U.S. (regular Coke still reigns). But what's been lost in much of the hoopla is that the industry overall is, well, flat.
Score one for the Coca-Cola Company.
It began when Shelley Boyle's veterinarian recommended she stop feeding meat and dairy to her beloved mutt, Cleo, to determine whether a food allergy was to blame for the dog's chronic ear infection.
Lawmakers can't agree on anything except ... beer.
First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., drinks another Diet Coke in the car on the way to work and keeps a glass nearby "at all times" at her job as a salesclerk. By the end of the day she has put away about 2 liters.
Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems.
Bourbon runs deep in American lore. David Crockett swigged it. Harry Truman liked a glass when playing poker. Screen star Tallulah Bankhead was famed for being able to polish off a bottle of the stuff in under 30 minutes.
CNN visits the annual National Wedding Show in London and finds the wedding industry is abuzz with the royal nuptials.
True love may be priceless, but does that mean we should pay through the nose for fine chocolate on Valentine's Day- or any day?
Call it the Mad Men effect: retro fashions, debonair dinner parties and especially classic drinks -- like bourbon -- are back with a vengeance.
"It's the ultimate in comfort food," says chef Darren McGrady of his famous dessert, which even Queen Elizabeth loves
McDonald's has long been the darling of Wall Street, posting increases in same-store sales for 30 consecutive quarters since early 2003. Even during the depths of the recession in 2008, same-store sales rose by 6.1%.
I am type 2 diabetic trying to create a daily diet, and snacks, food program that I can use to prevent getting the terrible sick feeling that comes when my sugar goes too low. I would like to store these foods and snacks in my home so that I can reach them when necessary. Please name the foods, and snacks, as well as the proper times to consume them. Also when is the time to take Metformin even if your readings are regular and you feel OK? Thank you for your answer to these questions.
Indians may have come a step closer to sipping venti Frappuccinos after Starbucks signed a deal Thursday with a coffee conglomerate in India, a previously untapped market.
Whatever your food resolutions, look to these culinary all-stars for inspiration.
Nutritional information will be featured on 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products by 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement Wednesday.
Commoner Kate Middleton, known as "Waity Katey" for her patience in waiting for Prince William to pop the question, has finally gotten her prince.
The pair get their hearts racing as they press on with a national caffeine tour
The world's most expensive coffee is thriving in Indonesia. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Looking for last-minute recipes? You won't have to search further than Google.com.
The manufacturers of seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages labeled a "public health concern" have stopped producing or shipping the products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.
My father-in-law lives in Fairburn, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. When I told him that I'd be spending $350 for sushi, he burst out laughing at the outrageousness of the idea.
CNN's Kyung Lah introduces us to a man who has been making sushi for 70 years.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told the manufacturers of seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages Wednesday that their drinks are a "public health concern" and can't stay on the market in their current form.
The FDA bans seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages from staying on the market in their current form.
Nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko, but students at the University of Maryland, College Park, say they're aware of the drink's effects and know their own limits.
The Washington state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday banned the sale of alcoholic energy drinks after a group of college students got sick from consuming a drink nicknamed "blackout in a can."
Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink, is blamed for making students sick by combining caffeine and high alcohol content.
Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don't typically settle for fast-food cheeseburgers. But dining well is different from eating well, and in many wine areas it has become possible only recently.
Leighton Meester will get a sweet - and fashionable! - treat on Monday's episode
Does wild game meat (deer, elk, antelope, etc.) cause the same health problems typically associated with red meat consumption or are its health benefits more akin to eating fish or chicken?
The makers of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice say that the drink improves blood flow and heart health, prevents and treats prostate cancer, and works 40 percent as well as Viagra (whatever that means). All for about four bucks a bottle.
Malaysian cuisine, a mixture of Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese influences, is gaining ground on the international markets.
Can Malaysia's spicy fusion cooking take on the full English breakfast, or triumph over sushi?
A spike in napa cabbage prices has South Koreans sweating over their national side dish, kimchi.
Wet weather has hurt South Korea's cabbage crop, driving Korean kimchi prices higher. CNN's Eunice Yoon explains.
Where better to while away the afternoon than a communal table at one of these beer halls and gardens, from an old-time Bohemian favorite to a newcomer with all Asian brews.
The chill of fall is in the air, pour some beer in your glass. Germany's Oktoberfest isn't the only outlet for beer lovers this season. Check out these five beer festivals across the United States.
Advertisements for sports drinks have long featured world-class athletes such as Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and LeBron James. The message is clear: If you want to "be like Mike," pick up a Gatorade.
September weekends are time for tailgates, whether it be on a college campus or at professional football stadium.
Cooking Light shares the secret to creating a skin-like crust on this lightened pan-fried chicken.
Mars Inc. -- maker of M&M's, Snickers and Twix -- and its research partners Wednesday released a preliminary genome sequence for cacao, the tree that ultimately brings us chocolate.
Where do Romans go for a cup of gelato? A local food writer steers us beyond tourist favorites to six artisanal gelaterias churning out creative, all-natural flavors.
Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
Cooking Light offers a low-fat twist on a delicious dinner favorite.
A cheesy chicken casserole is revamped to meet a Texas reader's health goals.
The actress ordered two dozen of the frosted treats to be delivered to The Kennedys in Canada
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