Ever wondered about the ingredients in pasta?
It's one of America's favorite pastimes - barbecueing!
Smoked meats, fruits, vegetables and other foods have grown in popularity, and more consumers are using backyard smokers to create their own smoked dishes. We wanted to look at the health aspects of smoked foods, so we caught up with Sarah Downs, MBA, RDN, to learn more about nutritional aspects of smoked foods.
Smoked meats, seafood, cheeses, fruits and vegetables have been growing in popularity in restaurants and backyards across America. We took a look at some of the top trends for smoking foods.
"Pommes frites" -- obviously French. If you've taken a French class, you know that the word "pomme" means "apple" and the word "frite" means fried. So if you order "pommes frites" from a restaurant menu, will your server bring you a heaping plate of fried apples?
Break out your lederhosen -- it’s time for Oktoberfest! The original Oktoberfest takes place in Munich annually and is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and traveling fun fair), but the event has become so popular it has been replicated in countless cities around the world. Today, many American cities have celebrations allowing people to celebrate their German heritage, or simply sample Oktoberfest beers and other tasty foods and drinks.
September is National Whole Grains month, so we thought it would be appropriate to wrap it up with a roundup of 10 of the hottest grains we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. We also included an awesome recipe for each grain so you have no reason to not try ‘em out!
Have you ever looked through your cookbooks for a new recipe and passed them over because they involved the word "blanch?" What does that mean, and how do you do it?
Grains represent a valuable part of any diet, and today dietary guidelines suggest about half the grains you eat should be whole grains. But what is a whole grain, and how can you include more whole grains into your diet?
You may have been seeing signs or hearing rumblings of sprouted grains - on television, on food packaging, from friends or online. What's the big deal, and what are sprouted grains, anyway?
Charcuterie sounds really fancy, but what does it really mean? Next time you see this word on a menu, you'll know exactly what it means (even if you didn't so well in French class)!
A fun Q&A about all things cherries from registered dietitian Sarah Downs!
Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? But what exactly is a whole grain? We asked registered dietitian Sarah Downs for the 411!
The newest member of the Best Food Facts team, Susan, brought us something unusual – an albino squash that grew in her garden! Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, helps to explain this mysterious veggie.
Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.