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The war on big sodaupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 09:01:00

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles NYC Mayor's latest attempt to ban the sale of large sugary drinks.

Big Gulp? Meet Big Brotherupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 09:01:00

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.

Poland's 'rising star' chef aims to transform national cuisineupdated: Sun May 20 2012 23:05:00

To create the future of Polish cuisine, chef Wojciech Amaro looked to the 16th century for inspiration.

Is it safe to inhale caffeine?updated: Thu May 17 2012 09:44:00

AeroShot is a lipstick-sized inhaler that allows users to ingest what amounts to a cup of coffee's-worth of caffeine.

Coffee drinking linked to longer lifeupdated: Thu May 17 2012 09:44:00

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.

South Africa's Redbush tea tradeupdated: Thu May 03 2012 13:01:00

Marketplace Africa looks at the growing global popularity of rooibos, or redbush tea.

South Africa's rooibos a hit with tea lovers across the worldupdated: Thu May 03 2012 13:01:00

In cafes across Cape Town, brewing the perfect cup of rooibos has become a fine art.

Study: Organic yields 25% lower than conventional farming updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 05:59:00

Organic farming is widely perceived to be a healthy, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional agricultural techniques.

Celebrity chefs create mile-high menusupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 07:37:00

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.

Munich's other beer festivalupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 13:09:00

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.

Dangers of eating red meatupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 10:40:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on a new study that shows eating even one serving of red meat could increase your chance of death.

Study: Too much red meat may shorten lifespanupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 10:40:00

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.

Obama campaign's 'chimichanga' tweetupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:38:00

A Latino organization demands an apology for Obama campaign manager's tweet. CNN's Maria Cardona and Mary Matalin discuss.

'Chimichanga' slam on GOP is tough to swallowupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:38:00

Condescension is never appetizing. Not even when it's wrapped around a chimichanga.

Choose your own romantic adventureupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 14:21:00

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.

McDonald's skirts 'Happy Meal' toy banupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 13:09:00

San Francisco banned free toys in some kids' meals. McDonald's makes toys available for just 10 cents.

Happy Meal toys no longer free in San Franciscoupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 13:09:00

Goodbye, free plastic toys inside Happy Meals -- at least in one major California city.

Well-done red meat linked to aggressive prostate cancer updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 17:03:00

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.

Coffee may reduce women's cancer risk updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 16:19:00

That morning cup (or cups) of coffee may do more than just kick-start your day.

Does drinking coffee lower cancer risk?updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 16:19:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a Harvard study about coffee cutting the risk of endometrial cancer.

CNNMoney: Pecan prices set to pop 22%updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 10:10:00

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.

People.com: Gisele Bündchen Feasts on Japanese Food in Bostonupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 13:14:00

• Hours after taking baby Benjamin for a scenic stroll by the river, Gisele Bündchen 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.

People.com: Trista Sutter's Favorite Cupcake Recipeupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 15:09:00

"The cupcakes are a great choice if you're preparing for a TV viewing party with your girlfriends," Sutter tells PEOPLE

People.com: Keri Russell's Favorite Dessert: Whoopie Pie!updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 13:53:00

The cream-filled dessert is all the rage - and it's easy to make yourself

Mushroom hunter finds chanterelle bountyupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 08:39:00

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.

Half of Americans sip sugary drinks dailyupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 12:28:00

When it was first invented, soda pop was a treat most people had once in a while for special occasions.

Money Magazine: Forget Napa: 3 cheap wine destinationsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 18:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: Good news, coffee lovers: Your buzz is getting cheaperupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 16:03:00

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.

People.com: Anthony Bourdain Feuds with Paula Deenupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 15:30:00

He calls her "the most dangerous woman in America" - she bites back

Shanghai's best hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurantupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 22:10:00

"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."

Making food-allergic kids feel includedupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:14:00

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.

America's favorite seafood divesupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 08:45:00

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.

Money Magazine: Best deals on wine - 4 expert picksupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 14:30:00

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.

Crisis brewing as Japan's tea farmers face radiation banupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 19:24:00

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.

Japan green tea crisisupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 19:24:00

The nuclear crisis wreaks havoc on one of Japan's prized exports: green tea. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Farmers brew plan to make more from coffee beansupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 11:16:00

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 other E. coli threat? Raw milkupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 11:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: Alcohol sales thrive in hard timesupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 07:26:00

Alcohol sales climbed with little interruption throughout the recent recession, and have continued to expand in recent months.

Zuckerberg kills what he eats. Should you?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 12:51:00

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.

Five decadent spots for chocolate loversupdated: Thu May 26 2011 07:53:00

Traveling to beautiful places is already sweet, but the journeys can get decadent if you succumb to the power of chocolate.

Eating baked, broiled fish protects the heartupdated: Tue May 24 2011 19:14:00

For years, doctors have been telling their patients to eat more fish in order to boost heart health.

Husband quietly captures the kitchenupdated: Fri May 06 2011 08:56:00

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.

Say it ain't so for a cup o' joe: Price of coffee beans climbupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:49:00

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.

Roberta's urban gardenupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 09:02:00

In 2008, Roberta's gourmet restaurant opened in Brooklyn, offering local food, grown amid the desolate warehouse blocks.

Is organic food worth the cost?updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 09:02:00

The phrase "organic farming" was coined in 1940 by Lord Northbourne, a British author and Olympic athlete who helped launch the organic movement.

People.com: Royal Wedding Recipes: Scones, Clotted Cream & More!updated: Tue Apr 12 2011 12:34:00

Author and lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky helps with your breakfast buffet

Cup of culture in Ethiopiaupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 07:55:00

Inside Africa heads to the Ethiopian Highlands where coffee is king.

Ethiopia's coffee love affairupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 07:55:00

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.

The grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef debateupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 07:54:00

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.

Fortune: Diet Coke may be the new #2, but U.S. soda market is shrinkingupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 15:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsiupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 12:10:00

Score one for the Coca-Cola Company.

Vegan diet for dogs: A question of thriving vs. survivingupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 16:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Congress unites over BEER billupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 22:22:00

Lawmakers can't agree on anything except ... beer.

Can you get hooked on diet soda?updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 08:35:00

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.

Do sugary drinks boost blood pressure?updated: Mon Feb 28 2011 17:02:00

Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems.

Fortune: Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon: Creating the ultimate cult brandupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 05:21:00

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.

Wedding industry gears up for royalsupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 07:16:00

CNN visits the annual National Wedding Show in London and finds the wedding industry is abuzz with the royal nuptials.

What price fine chocolate?updated: Mon Feb 14 2011 12:06:00

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?

CNNMoney: Great bourbons at a bargainupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 05:42:00

Call it the Mad Men effect: retro fashions, debonair dinner parties and especially classic drinks -- like bourbon -- are back with a vengeance.

People.com: Make Prince William's Favorite Dessert: Banana Flan!updated: Fri Feb 04 2011 07:07:00

"It's the ultimate in comfort food," says chef Darren McGrady of his famous dessert, which even Queen Elizabeth loves

Fortune: Three challenges to McDonald's growthupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:29:00

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%.

What should I eat if I have diabetes?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:52:00

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.

A tall Frappuccino in Mumbai? Maybe, soonupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 15:09:00

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.

17 celebrity chefs' 2011 resolutionsupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 13:12:00

Whatever your food resolutions, look to these culinary all-stars for inspiration.

40 cuts of meat, poultry to offer nutritional informationupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 13:34:00

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.

Ladies, pick your own prince!updated: Wed Dec 01 2010 14:22:00

Commoner Kate Middleton, known as "Waity Katey" for her patience in waiting for Prince William to pop the question, has finally gotten her prince.

People.com: Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Share Coffee - Againupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 11:48:00

The pair get their hearts racing as they press on with a national caffeine tour

Indonesia's $50 cup of coffeeupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 06:40:00

The world's most expensive coffee is thriving in Indonesia. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Google wants you to eat Brussels sproutsupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 11:16:00

Looking for last-minute recipes? You won't have to search further than Google.com.

Companies stop shipping 7 caffeine-alcohol drinksupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 20:02:00

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.

Fine wine gets a makeover by top architectsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 04:49:00

The drink of choice for creative types through the ages, wine is now making significant inroads into the realms of contemporary culture.

An education in sushi with Tokyo's Michelin-starred chefupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 20:58:00

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.

Sublime sushiupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 20:58:00

CNN's Kyung Lah introduces us to a man who has been making sushi for 70 years.

FDA calls 7 caffeine-alcohol drinks unsafeupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 21:14:00

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.

FDA: Caffeinated alcohol drinks 'unsafe'updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 21:14:00

The FDA bans seven caffeinated alcoholic beverages from staying on the market in their current form.

Students aware of Four Loko risks, keep drinkingupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 06:17:00

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.

Washington state bans alcoholic energy drinksupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 12:04:00

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."

Push to ban alcoholic energy drinkupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 12:04:00

Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink, is blamed for making students sick by combining caffeine and high alcohol content.

America's best wine country restaurantsupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 12:08:00

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.

People.com: Gossip Girl Celebrates Blair's Birthday with Designer Shoe Cookiesupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 15:52:00

Leighton Meester will get a sweet - and fashionable! - treat on Monday's episode

Does wild game meat cause the same health problems as red meat?updated: Fri Oct 29 2010 11:01:00

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?

POM-boozled: Do health drinks live up to their labels?updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 08:16:00

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 food, world's next top cuisine?updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:13:00

Malaysian cuisine, a mixture of Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese influences, is gaining ground on the international markets.

Malaysia seeks to spice up world cuisine's premier leagueupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 07:13:00

Can Malaysia's spicy fusion cooking take on the full English breakfast, or triumph over sushi?

Cabbage shortage leaves Koreans hungry for kimchiupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:32:00

A spike in napa cabbage prices has South Koreans sweating over their national side dish, kimchi.

Cabbage shortage a South Korean crisisupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:32:00

Wet weather has hurt South Korea's cabbage crop, driving Korean kimchi prices higher. CNN's Eunice Yoon explains.

New York's hopping beer sceneupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 10:50:00

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.

Raise your glasses! Five fall beer festsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:45:00

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.

Are sports drinks part of a healthy teen lifestyle?updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 08:16:00

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.

Recipe makeover: Lemon-ginger fried chickenupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:13:00

September weekends are time for tailgates, whether it be on a college campus or at professional football stadium.

Recipe makeover: Pan-fried chickenupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:13:00

Cooking Light shares the secret to creating a skin-like crust on this lightened pan-fried chicken.

Sweet scientific discovery in the world of chocolateupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 20:47:00

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.

The inside scoop on Rome's gelatoupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 13:05:00

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.

Nationwide meat recall announcedupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 14:06:00

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.

Recipe makeover: Cheesy enchiladasupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:32:00

Cooking Light offers a low-fat twist on a delicious dinner favorite.

Recipe Makeover: Cheesy chicken enchiladasupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:32:00

A cheesy chicken casserole is revamped to meet a Texas reader's health goals.

People.com: Katie Holmes's Special On-Set Delivery: Cupcakesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 15:28:00

The actress ordered two dozen of the frosted treats to be delivered to The Kennedys in Canada

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