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Making daily homemade meals special: just add a little umami

Meals out can give the family cook a welcome break. At times when the family can’t visit that favorite restaurant, the person in charge of ...

Sprinting a Marathon: The Pioneering Technology Behind Today’s Computer Brains

Your smart phone packs the functions of a camera, AV player, game console and more into a device that slips into your pocket. Whether you’re ...

It’s not off, it’s fermented—microorganisms can preserve foods

All female mammals produce milk to nurture their young. Humans are unique in that some of us continue to consume milk as adults. Drinking milk, ...

Not all black or white: global thirst for coffee encourages sustainable farming

How do you like your coffee? Once, the answer might have been “black” or “with milk and sugar.” Today, things are less straightforward. And, when ...

Busting nutrition myths: Tia Rains built her career correcting misconceptions around food

Are red wine and dark chocolate good or bad? What about eggs and butter? Nutrition fads come and go, making it hard to sort out ...

From Manga to Manger: Gyoza Take France by Storm

What leaps to mind when you think of France? Fine wine and perfume? Paris’s iconic fashion houses? Or maybe those endless varieties of cheese? Chances ...

Eating habits start young: getting kids out of the classroom, onto the farm and into the kitchen

You probably remember hearing your parents say at the dinner table, “Eat your broccoli, it’s good for you!” Parents in Japan may say, “Eat your ...

How to eat for success: program for athletes benefits everyone

“I won’t be able to jump if I put on weight.” For years, this false belief caused one top female figure skater to severely restrict ...

Japan’s daily cuppa: forest management fuels coffee industry

Worldwide, Japanese green tea is more popular than ever as a beverage and food flavoring. But while Japan might seem a nation of tea drinkers, ...

Stirring the emotions with umami: the rise of a young Korean-American chef

There is a taste from home that Nick Lee will always remember – one that connects his past and his future. It is also a ...

Nurturing tomorrow’s champions: vaulting to new heights

What makes a champion? Many sports fans might say raw talent plays the biggest role in creating heroes on the field, track or pitch. But ...

Savoring plant-based foods: umami served at FNCE 2019

By now we’ve all heard that eating more plants is better for our health. Recently, a succession of often-overlooked vegetables – kale, Brussels sprouts, and ...

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