The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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The surprising truth about Indian food

I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the sharpness of chillies (native to Mexico) and the starch of the potatoes (imported from South America) were missing. “No cabbages, cauliflower, peas or carrots, either,” said Kasturirangan Ramanujam, one of the cooks preparing the meal.…

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Hormel, Harvard Team Up To Change Minds About ‘Big Food’

American shoppers care more now than ever before about the sourcing and story behind the foods they eat, and large food conglomerates are struggling to keep up with demand for more innovation, transparency and environmental stewardship. “We are an industry full of great marketing, but terrible communication,” admitted Geoff Freeman, CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association at the Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit. The two-day event was hosted by Hormel Foodsand Harvard University Dining Services on April 4 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jim Borel, Geoff Freeman, and Jim Snee at the Pioneers and Leaders…

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Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes “a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes”. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from…

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Weight Loss: 5 Secret Weight Loss Tips No One Told You About

When it comes to weight loss, everyone has a tip or two to offer. Eat this, eat that, don’t do this, drink that! While we are not dismissing these tried and tested formulae, but in a bid to lose some quick kilos, we must never lose sight of your final goal. If it happens to be sustainable weight loss, you have arrived at the right place. For an ideal weight loss plan, it is imperative to have an ideal weight loss diet, which needs to be an ideal mix of…

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Nothing Scotch about this egg

Over the last two decades, chefs in the West have taken relatively humble dishes and tried to turn them into something special. The hamburger is one instance. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, most American chefs did their own riffs on the burger, including, perhaps most influentially, Daniel Boulud’s version at DB Bistro Moderne in New York. This used high-quality beef, foie gras and every other luxury ingredient Boulud had lying around in his kitchen. Then, it was the turn of the boring old Mac and Cheese to get…

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The Big Biryani Review: All That You Need To Know About Our Amazing Participants

Biryani lovers of Delhi, unite! NDTV Food conducted The Big Biryani Review on 26th July 2017. The first-of-its kind review featured about 16 biryani delivery outlets spread across Delhi-NCR. The participants too left no stone unturned to put their best food forward in their attempt to be named as Delhi-NCR’s best biryani delivery outlet. Our team tasted all the samples in four batches. Since it was a blind tasting review, none of them knew the name or the brand of the biryani they tasted. Each sample was number tagged and laid…

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Do you know, these 12 facts about Oreo make it even more special!

1. Oreo and its interesting history Oreo, typically a sandwich cookie that consists of two circular chocolate wafers along with a sweet creme filling in between, has been bringing a smile on our faces for over 100 years. The interesting journey of Oreo has two brothers involved in it. The end of business partnership of Jacob and Joseph Loose as the owners of the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, lead to the establishment of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) by Joseph. Before it gets too boring for you to understand,…

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10 mind-blowing facts about Nutella that will make you fall for it again!

1. Delicious facts about Nutella! We fell in love with Nutella before we understood what love is. If there’s one thing you can add to any kind of food and make it a treat, it’s Nutella! You can even use the glass jar once you’ve licked all the Nutella out of it. With so many uses and advantages, we’ve become borderline addicted to it and since you’re reading this story, we know for a fact that you’re a Nutella fan as well. After all, who isn’t? Here are 10 facts…

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Upma: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Traditional Indian Breakfast Dish

Just a few months ago, Shabana Azmi kept Twitter busy when she posted an image of a dish she sampled during a trip to Italy. She called it upma, the Twitterati largely disagreed saying she couldn’t tell the difference between upma and poha. We didn’t hear of this in most parts of south India where we love our upma, one of those dishes that truly belongs to the ‘any timers’ menu in any all-day diner. It works equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals. With the cross pollination of cooking styles over…

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