Author: Jill Ettinger

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Could Foodborne Illness Outbreaks be Stopped by Yelp?

Yelp, the popular restaurant review (and other services) website, may be helpful in more ways than just showing you where to grab a delicious dinner. If you’ve ever scrolled through those reviews thinking that people were being dramatic when they claimed the food made them sick, you may want to take heed. Turns out the site may indirectly serve as a map to foodborne illness outbreaks.

May 31st

Gluten Sensitivity May Actually be from Another Component in Wheat

Should you avoid gluten, a protein found in certain grains? Many people do, even if they’re not officially suffering from a gluten sensitivity or from celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease that affects about one percent of the population. Gluten has become a pariah—blamed for a number of health issues that may not have scientific backing (such as weight gain, skin conditions and decreased cognitive function).

May 31st

Oh, Look! It’s a Fast Food Chain’s 13-Hour Desperate Attempt to Stay Relevant

Hopefully you don’t eat as much fast food as you used to. Maybe you’ve given it up entirely. If anything, you’ve probably given up the really heinous stuff, you know, like Arby’s. Which is probably why the Georgia-based fast food chain is live-streaming a 13-hour commercial today showing nothing more than a brisket being smoked in its entirety. Brisket, in case you’re not in the know, is a big, dead chunk of a cow.

May 28th

Myra and Marea Goodman’s Early Summer Sauté Recipe

“Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone” is a mouthwatering cookbook created by mother and daughter: Myra Goodman and Marea Goodman (Chronicle Books, March 4). You may recognize them from Earthbound Farms; Myra is the co-founder of the mega-produce company. The Goodman’s love for yummy organic and convenient vegetables doesn’t just stop with delivering fresh produce to grocery stores across the country. As they show in this perfect summery sauté recipe, they take their cooking just as seriously, too.

May 25th