Perhaps you’re a dim sum disciple of the venerable Yank Sing located in downtown San Francisco, but there’s plenty of other places in the Bay Area to snack on this delightful Chinese fare.
Food allergy experts now recommend that some parents introduce toddlers and babies to the foods beginning at around 4 to 6 months of age. It’s a shift away from earlier advice to delay the introduction of the foods to help prevent allergies.
Kids’ meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald’s. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids’ meals.
Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of milk. Three to five years later, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.
The cereal star was first unmasked by a food blogger, who noticed his stripes did not match his rank. Now the Navy has weighed in, saying it has no record of his service.
One lesbian couple is learning what it’s like first hand to start a food business in Sonoma County while raising a young child. Chef Jennifer Johnson is the “wusband” to Serafina Palandech. The two run Hip Chick Farms and fell in love at the Lexington Club in San Francisco. They work together to provide a product without preservatives, hormones, antibiotics or fillers.
Unlike drugs that come in bottles, pot cookies and other marijuana edibles don’t come in child-resistant packaging. But in Colorado, which legalized medical marijuana in 2000, doctors say they should, since kids are unintentionally ingesting adults’ doped-up treats.
Rather than waiting for someone to give you a treat, why not make one of your favorites for yourself? Something you can snack on all week when no one’s around. Or, better yet, something you don’t have to share. Food writer T. Susan Chang recommends slow-roasted pecans, salty-sweet matzo candy and more.
Berkeley public schools are in danger of losing their gardening and cooking classes due to federal funding cuts. Sarah Henry reports on how that community is trying to save their edible education program.
The study looked at about 10,000 British children born at the turn of this century and found no developmental problems among those whose mothers drank moderately during pregnancy. But even the study’s authors caution that abstaining from alcohol is still best for mothers-to-be.
In the Longevity Kitchen, Rebecca Katz has created a cookbook focused on optimizing health in combination with making delicious food. This books is a hidden treasure for people with allergies or food sensitivities.