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Italy Arrests 12 Pediatricians for Taking Bribes to Promote Baby Formula over Breastfeeding
Police in Italy have placed 12 pediatricians under house arrest for “accepting extravagant gifts from makers of baby milk formula to promote it in place of breastfeeding,” according to Reuters. The arrests follow investigations of the reportedly widespread practice of prescribing baby milk formula to newborns in lieu of encouraging mothers to...
Cook and Janitor of Nursing Home Kept Working without Pay Because 'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'
A California nursing home that shuttered last fall lost most of its staff, leaving its residents behind, except for two people — cook Maurice Rowland, and janitor Miguel Alvarez. Their story has been highlighted by StoryCorps and NPR and it’s worth a listen, even though it will break your heart. "There was about 16 residents left behind, and we...
Alinea and other ‘World’s Best’ Restaurants Pledge to Help End Hunger in Africa this Christmas
This Christmas, Alinea and other restaurants honored among The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2014 will auction off the opportunity to dine in some of the finest restaurants in the world, all in service of Farm Africa, a charity that is working to end hunger in eastern Africa for good. The Twelve Days of Christmas Auction in support of Farm...
Torrisi Italian Specialties Announces Closure
It’s the end of an era. The New York Times announced today that Torrisi, the famed two-star restaurant and flagship of the Torrisi/Carbone fleet, will soon close. But don’t panic just yet. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi plan on turning the intimate, lace-curtained spot into an intimate 15-seat dining experience this spring. Meaning that yes,...
New York Times’ Declaration that Grape Salad is Minnesota Thanksgiving Staple Turns into #GrapeGate
You may have seen the charming new feature from The New York Times this week, entitled The United States of Thanksgiving, in which a regional holiday staple was highlighted for each of the 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. It’s very cute, except that at least for one state — Minnesota — the dish chosen is so inaccurate that from the response...
Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner Ever Will Cost You $35K
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner may only cost the average American family about $50, but your grandma’s sweet potatoes can’t hold a pumpkin-scented candle to the exorbitant cost of the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner of all time. If you have bottomless pockets and are looking for an unusual Turkey Day experience, you may want to turn to Old...

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Jamie Oliver Faces Heat after News that he Disciplined Daughter by Feeding her Scotch Bonnet Chiles

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is facing backlash after having recently admitted that he makes his children eat chiles as form of punishment, ...

Ham is at its Most Expensive because American Pigs are too Fat

This year, American hogs are at their heaviest weight ever after being fed for longer to make up for losses caused by a deadly virus that wiped out piglets by the millions, reports ...

Here is a Burger Made from Worms

Belgium is currently at the forefront — some regions more than others — of a growing global interest in considering the humble insect as a source of food.

Recently, for example, we discovered SexyFood, the Belgian startup that wants to make the idea of eating bugs ...

Exposure to Pollutants tied to Childhood Obesity, Research Suggests

Climbing obesity rates may be partly due to exposure to pollutants during youth, including secondhand smoke and air pollution, suggests a longitudinal study published this month in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Even after controlling for...

Gwyneth Paltrow Made a ‘Jailbird’ Cake in Honor of Martha Stewart

Remember when Martha Stewart published a Thanksgiving pie spread that she called “Conscious Coupling?”

Following some months of ...

Meet Chelsea Miller, the Woman Who Makes Knives for Eleven Madison Park

Chelsea Miller is the Brooklyn-based knife-maker who makes knives for restaurants like Eleven Madison Park. She’s only been in the business since 2011 and it started as a hobby, but success came pretty quickly after she started selling her wares at the Brooklyn Flea Market.

Miller sources most of her materials from Vermont, including the...

Time Travel: In 1932, Thanksgiving Dinner with All the Fixings Cost $5.42

Courtesy of The New York Times Archives (alternately known as The Times Machine), we now know that a Thanksgiving dinner in the year 1932 cost a mere five dollars and 42 cents.

That’s right — as of ...

Marco’s Trattoria Will Close on December 14

Marco’s trattoria, the year-old sister restaurant of Franny’s pizzeria, will close its doors on December 14, serving its final meal on December 13, owners Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg have announced.

Despite effusive reviews as recently as early November and the success of Franny’s and Bklyn Larder behind it, Marco’s struggled...

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