Best Signature Ballpark Foods in the U.S.

Some still subscribe to the popular belief that consuming anything except hot dogs and beer at a baseball game, with or without a Cracker Jack chaser, is as un-American as crêpes. But let’s be (ahem) frank. When given a wealth of gustatory delights to choose from, it’s increasingly difficult to justify a lukewarm hot dogContinue reading “Best Signature Ballpark Foods in the U.S.”

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe ($19.55) is our daughter Eliana’s favorite new toy.  Millions and millions of units have sold in Europe and worldwide since her creation in 1961. Soft, light and easy to grasp, Sophie La Giraffe is perfect for little hands and makes a happy sound when squeezed. Babies especially love her bumpy head toContinue reading “Sophie the Giraffe”

How Much Sugar Is In That?

Sugar Stacks used regular sugar cubes (4 grams of sugar each) to show how the sugars in your favorite foods literally stack up, gram for gram. Compare foods, find out where sugar is hiding, and see how much of the sweet stuff you’re really eating.

Food Inc. Trailer

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead ofContinue reading “Food Inc. Trailer”

Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries and Shakes

After a long day spent in one of his restaurants or taping a television show, what Bobby Flay craves more than anything else is… a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside burger; a fistful of golden, crisp, salty fries; and a thick, icy milkshake. Given the grilling guru’s affinity for bold flavors and signature twists on American favorites, it’sContinue reading “Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries and Shakes”

Regional Foods You Hate to Love

Walk into any Pennsylvania diner and you’re likely to overhear someone at a neighboring table ordering “scrapple.” What’s that, you ask? A mixture of pork scraps and cornmeal that’s been molded, sliced and fried, scrapple is a dish that’s beloved (and fiercely defended) in regions surrounding eastern Pennsylvania. And it’s not the only questionable localContinue reading “Regional Foods You Hate to Love”

Anthony Bourdain’s Guide to Food Television

Anthony Bourdain provides his takes on various food television shows. No surprises, really: he’s a fan of Top Chef, questions the “douchebag” judges on Iron Chef America, admits that his wife watches Rachael Ray’s talk show (and by default so must he!) but calls her “very nice,” gives due props to Martha Stewart, Alton Brown,Continue reading “Anthony Bourdain’s Guide to Food Television”

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