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Next on Oprah: A Grain of Salt


The big cover story in this week’s Newsweek is a look at the health information — apparently in most cases, misinformation — propagated by Oprah Winfrey’s signature television talk show:
In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her show to share her unusual secrets to staying young. Each morning, the 62-year-old actress and self-help author […]

Is Soft Spread Really Healthy?


As I mentioned on Friday, last week I had the pleasure of going to an outstanding event in New York with Cat Cora. The intimate group got up close and personal with the female Iron Chef and were treated to drinks and passed appetizers. Then, the lovely Cat Cora gave us a cooking demonstration for […]

Farewell to a Fit Fare Friend


I used to get emails every other week with beautiful photos and a simple request from a Fit Fare writer: Could you upload these for me? Normally, I would have insisted they learn to use the new and unfamiliar blogging interface that Well Fed had begun using. But this writer was different. She had a […]

Milk Weight Loss Claims Shut Down


In a recent letter made public, the Federal Trade Commission asserted that U.S. dairy producers must discontinue all advertising and marketing activities that involve weight loss claims.  As reported by Reuters, the milk-related weight loss connection is not supported by enough scientific evidence.  More conclusive research must be completed before such dairy campaigns may resume.
The […]

Discovering Delicious “Raw Food” Snacks


Something both excites and intrigues me about the concept of “raw” food. My knowledge of this culinary field has been limited to salads and hand held fruit, so it was difficult for me to even imagine how one would eat and “cook” for a raw food diet.
I have seen many raw food promotions based […]

F.D.A. Suggests Voluntary Guidelines for Produce Growers


Spurred by numerous recent food-borne illness outbreaks, the ever-prescient F.D.A. decided to give the fresh-cut produce industry some helpful advice on Monday, in the form of non-binding “guidelines” for safe handling practices. Non-binding, meaning processors can choose to follow the advice or not, unlike the mandatory rules for safe handling the meat industry has to […]

An Open Letter to Mr.Cheesecake


 
To my dear sweetness, Mr. Cheesecake,
I have put this off for far too long. I can no longer see you.
No, please do not blame yourself! It’s not you. It’s me.
Ever since I laid eyes on your ample creamy bosom, I felt my heart skipping a beat. I could never resist all those secret meetings we had in the middle […]

Healthy Traditions for the New Year


New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is the perfect day to start your new year off on a healthy note. Luckily, plenty of traditions exist that are not only healthy but considered lucky as well.   

In the south, black-eye peas and greens are a New Year’s favorite. Eat greens, they say, and you’ll have an abundance of cash in the […]

My Favorite Family Tradition


Whereas most families celebrate the holidays with a turkey or a plump slab of ham, my Italian family celebrates with anchovies.
No, I’m not kidding.
It’s a traditional italian meal known as bagna cauda (pronounced BANYA COTTA), which loosely translated means “hot bath.”  And don’t let me mislead you, it’s not all anchovies.  Basically, it’s an olive oil “bath” infused […]

A Piece of (Fit) Cake!


I was engaged just a few weeks ago, so my new obsession is wedding planning.  When I started thinking about wedding cake, I instantly thought of my favorite bakery in my hometown of Portland, Oregon:  Piece of Cake Bakery.  I worked at a natural food store in Portland during my college years and Piece of […]