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4 Ways to Get a Coffee Shop Vibe in Your Living Room

<i>Four room-brightening tips we learned from a NoHo coffee shop.</i><p><i>Photo by</i> <i>Alper Çuğun via Flickr</i><p>This past Friday afternoon, some of the editors took a (much-needed) coffee break to try the draft lattes at the La Colombe in NoHo, and while the street outside was already covered in long shadows, <b>the</b> …

Summer Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

Between BBQs, road trips and beach days, it’s summer time and the livin’s easy, right? Well, not so fast. Having a carefree summer is a bit trickier …

Strategies for Transporting Food

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't let your beautiful dishes go to waste.</i><p>You've done all the work (cooking is hard work!), now it's time to sit back, relax, and EAT!<p>In order for the …

Addicted To Food? 5 Tips To Control Your Cravings

I've had a few recent run-ins with dark-chocolate M&Ms. Here's what happens: I'll grab a few of the candies then sit down at my computer to meet a writing deadline. Type a few words, then walk back the cabinet for more M&Ms. Two sentences. Three M&Ms. The more difficult the subject matter, the less …

Food Poisoning Treatment Tips Everyone Should Know

Food Poisoning Treatment Tips Everyone Should Know<p>By Jeannie Kim<p>You had an undercooked burger, ate some deviled eggs that were sitting out on the …

5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

3 Reasons Why You Are Overweight

"Those fatties sure love their food" was a comment I overheard in a restaurant last week from a women sitting behind me as she glanced over to a table with an overweight family.<p>I think she is saying what many people believe but what may not necessarily reflect reality. Overweight individuals are …

Can rice give you cancer? 'Not if you cook it in a coffee percolator'

Rice contains high levels of arsenic because it is grown in flood plains, but steaming it in a coffee percolator removes most of the poison<p>Rice should be cooked in a coffee percolator because it contains dangerous levels of carcinogenic arsenic, scientists have said.<p>People who eat a lot of rice are …

Fried Chicken and Coleslaw Sandwiches Recipe

Brined, fried chicken thighs in soft toasted buns with cole slaw.<p><b>Note:</b> If desired, replace brine in step 1 with 3 cups of Kosher dill pickle juice. Proceed as directed.<p><b>Read more: Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Coleslaw</b><p>IngredientsKosher saltSugar8 boneless skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoon freshly …

The Best Vanilla Ice Cream In The Supermarket May Surprise You

As you head into the holiday weekend, you're going to want to make sure you're stocked up on the essentials: Beer, obviously. Plenty of hot dogs. Burgers and fixin's. Produce for some killer summer salads. And of course: Ice cream. You're going to need a lot of ice cream.<p>If you're buying vanilla …

5 Best Barbecue Restaurants

The great debate over who has the best barbecue is a hot topic for aficionados. While some prefer Texas brisket, others swear by sweet and tangy Southern-style ribs. Our vote? We love it all! However, we do have our favorite places when it comes to pigging out on plentiful helpings of juicy, tender …

Is Homemade Pizza Dough Worth the Effort?

We find out if it's better from the freezer aisle<p><i>In our column Fake It or Make It we test a homemade dish against its prepackaged counterpart to find out what's really worth cooking from scratch.</i><p>Those frozen, pre-packaged pizza crusts hanging somewhere near the pitas in a supermarket's bakery aisle …

S'more Fries Are the Next Level of Insane Snacking

A second location of NYC's <b>Sticky's Finger Joint</b> — a spot known for their chicken fingers — opened today in Murray Hill and they're serving a side dish called <b>S'more Fries</b>. The dish is made by topping a boat of French fries with Valrhona cocoa powder, roasted marshmallows, and crumbled graham …

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How junk food damages your body in 9 days or less

You don't have to be a rocket scientist–or even a dietitian–to know that binging on junk food is bad for your body. But sometimes the call of a greasy burger and fries is stronger than your nutrition knowledge. You say to yourself, "It's just one little burger. I'll eat a healthy dinner. It can't …

Here's McDonald's Unofficial Secret Menu

Fast food fans love to speculate about the existence of secret menu items. And now McDonald’s lovers have proof the restaurant is in on the fun—sort …

McDonald's

10 No-Good Habits That Could Secretly Be Making You Gain Weight

<i>By Aly Walansky</i><p>With summer here, we're trying more than ever to fit into our skimpiest shorts. But sometimes, it seems like an uphill battle.<p>Even when we feel like we're doing everything right, there's a lot we're doing wrong. And it's making us gain weight.<p><b>We may know the basic rules of avoiding</b> …

What You Should Really Do After a Food Recall

(Hint: When in doubt, throw it out.)<p>Click through the FDA's list of recalls and you'll find at least one on almost every day of the week. The reasons range from labeling errors to stowaway metal pieces, but just in the past few months, several high-profile recalls have been linked to the …

Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Love Junk Food So Much?

What is it that keeps so many of us bellying up for double-decker burgers, dipping repeatedly and obsessively into bags of crunchy chips, and chasing …

This is what you have to eat to compete in the Tour de France

Described as one of the most gruelling endurance events on earth, the Tour de France is as nutritionally challenging as it is physical. With riders …

Nutrition

What to Eat for Better Joint Health

Are you experiencing hip, knee, or other joint pain? Eating strategically can ease pain and minimize future damage.<p><i>by Heather Rogers, Experience …

Nutrition

Restaurant Food May Be Less Healthy Than Fast Food

If you eschew fast food but relish restaurants, you might think you’re doing your body a favor. But recent research published in the <i>European Journal</i> …

Fast Food

Remove sugary drinks from children's diets, health officials say

Children should have no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day, leaving no space for fizzy drinks or squashes in the daily diet, public health officials say<p>Parents should remove sugary drinks completely from children's diets, public health officials have advised after halving the Government's …

Diabetes

5 Unexpected Benefits Of Eating A Large Breakfast

We all lead busy lives. Many of us skip breakfast in favor of getting some extra sleep or getting to the office a few minutes early. By doing so, you …

5 Ways to Make Your Kids a Healthier Breakfast

Tips for making kids' breakfasts healthier (and still tasty), according to Bon Appétit food and features editor (and mom) Carla Lalli Music<p>Cereal: The staple of most kids' breakfast (and occasional midnight snack of adults). This week, however, a study came out that analyzed over 1,500 …

3 Delicious Ways to Get Creative With Your Veggies

Bored with the same old salads and green juice? Time to get creative! Check out these fun ideas for falling in love with your vegetables all over …

Food

The Late Night Snacks That Won't Upset Your Stomach and Wreck Your Sleep

Late night snacking isn’t ideal, but sometimes you just gotta eat. If you have to work late, get up early, or just have a case of the late night …

Sleep