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Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

Who Says Food Porn Has to be Dominated by Junk Food?

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carrots don’t stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.

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Nutrition Labels to Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

Nutrition Labels to Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

With obesity as a top health priority, the first lady wants clearer labels to help people make healthier choices. Advocates hope food manufacturers will have to provide more details on added sugar.

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Directive From The White House: Drink More Water

Directive From The White House: Drink More Water

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

At a time when many kids get too many calories from sugary drinks, water’s image may need a boost. So the Partnership for a Healthier America and the beverage industry are teaming up to give it a new logo: Drink Up.

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Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn’t An Afterthought

Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn’t An Afterthought

| January 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Gearing up for inaugural weekend balls often means getting ready to stand in lots of lines for some not-so-awesome food. But if you want to say goodbye to the rubber chicken brigade, these foodcentric inaugural balls might be a better bet.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

| November 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Michelle Obama’s husband may have won The White House, but her citrus and amaretto-laced shortbread lost the Family Circle Bake-Off in 2008 to Cindy McCain’s plagiarized Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies. To date, she is the only woman to lose the bake-off yet become first lady.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is interesting about this contest is not so much about how good these cookies are (or aren’t), but rather, what each recipe says about the woman who submitted it. And, by extension, her husband’s political philosophies. Do these treats adhere to their respective party platforms? The only way to find out is to bake them.

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President’s Day Picks: Food Facts From the White House Archives

President’s Day Picks: Food Facts From the White House Archives

| February 21, 2011 | 7 Comments

On President’s Day a reflection on the food policies and palate preferences of past presidents, with a side on the current commander-in-chief’s culinary choices.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

| January 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.

In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.

Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.

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