At the Robert Mondavi Institute, we had a super sweet time learning about (and tasting) honey and chatting with Amina Harris, Executive Director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis. And, now, we are bringing some of that sweetness to you by sharing what we learned in the form of four not-so-sweet honey myths.
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For food writers, whether it’s researching the history of basil pesto (famously from Genoa, Italy), finding the best tips for barbecue food safety (avoid flare ups that cause potentially carcinogenic dark char on meats) or understanding the benefits of biotechnology used in modern day farming (such as improved nutrition, drought tolerance and pest resistance), it’s important to seek out experts with the most accurate information and best consumer advice.
Attempting to squeeze the last bits out of summer? It’s unbelievable how fast this time of year goes! Like many, you may be approaching the realization that there are not enough weekends left of the summer to entertain your plans or goals, including your diet.
With ‘Back to School’ advertisements flooding our lives, it's safe to say that, for many kids, school is back in session. While sending your children off for the next stage of their lives, you may note that their eating habits have taken a turn for the worse while they were enjoying their summer days of freedom.
Take your taste buds on a no-passport-required journey with whole grain teff. The tiny, yet mighty, North African cereal grain is gluten-free, an excellent source of vitamin C and rich in fiber, protein and calcium.
There’s a whole lot of confusion about whole grains. A battle over the breadbasket rages as advocates and experts take sides – either for or against the grain.
When farmers began growing soy in Asia in the 11th Century B.C., they used the seed of the soy plant to create an assortment of fresh, fermented, and dried foods.
Tahini is the result of grinding nutritious sesame seeds into a thick, light-colored paste. The grinding process releases omega-6 oil and provides a rich source of B vitamins. Hummus, anyone?
Food styling elevates food to an art form with a lot of patience and an army of tiny tweezers to tweak individual ingredients for the perfect camera shot. We reached out to foodie blogger and photographer, Heidi of Foodie Crush, to find out what it takes to create a perfectly styled foodie photo finish.
Technically, the answer is “yes.” It’s called cellulose and it is the basic building block of the cell walls of all plants and is considered a complex carbohydrate. But "cellulose is cellulose” whether it comes from wood pulp or celery. So should you be concerned?
Dairy's many nutrients can be a great addition to overall health for those who aren't lactose intolerant. Among them are calcium, potassium, vitamins A & D and protein.
Choose this purple powerhouse for its nutritional qualities and infusion of globetrotting flavor.
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, of the blog Sound Bites provides, " sound science, smart nutrition and good food" advice.
Turmeric, a root of the Curcuma longa plant and favorite spice in Indian and Thai recipes is prized for its health-boosting anti-inflammatory qualities and high antioxidant content.