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Word of the Week: Semolina

10/28/2015

Ever wondered about the ingredients in pasta? 

Word of the Week: Barbecue

10/21/2015

It's one of America's favorite pastimes - barbecueing!

Nutrition Doesn't Have to Go Up in Smoke

10/19/2015

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.

Smoke 'Em if Ya Got 'Em

10/19/2015

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. 

Word of the Week: Pommes Frites

10/7/2015

"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?

Without Grains There is No Beer

10/6/2015

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.

An Introduction to the Different Types of Grain

9/30/2015

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!

Word of the Week: Blanch

9/30/2015

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?

Goodness of Grains

9/29/2015

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?

Sprouted Grains: The Next "It" Food?

9/28/2015

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?

Word of the Week: Charcuterie

9/23/2015

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)!

All About Those Cherries

9/21/2015

A fun Q&A about all things cherries from registered dietitian Sarah Downs!

What is a Whole Grain?

9/18/2015

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 Mystery of the Albino Squash!

9/10/2015

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. 

The Skinny on Fat

8/21/2015

Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.

 

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