Arsenic found in US toddler formulas and cereal bars

Arsenic found in US toddler formulas and cereal bars

(Relaxnews) – A new US study published last week reports that arsenic has been found in some foods that use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener, including toddler formula and cereal and energy bars. According to researchers from Dartmouth College, the type of arsenic found in the products has been identified as a carcinogen […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

Stay mentally young with more fish dinners: study

(Relaxnews) – Want to stay mentally forever young? Make it a sushi or baked salmon dinner. Because according to a new study, a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. Published February 28 in the journal Neurology, a team of US researchers studied the MRI brain scans of 1,575 people […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

(Relaxnews) – If you’re easily seduced by the names of exotic-sounding wines, you may not be alone. A study of consumer wine habits out of Canada suggests that oenophiles place more value on wines with tongue-twister names, in the subconscious belief that bottles with unfamiliar and “disfluent” names are rarer, reported industry publication Decanter magazine last week. […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

(Relaxnews) – Cookbook buyers are largely between the ages of 30 and 44 and make more than $75,000. That’s the finding of industry tracker Bowker, which found that the majority of US consumers who buy cookbooks tend to belong to the upper-middle class. As reported byPublishers Weekly last week, 28 percent of cookbook consumers are between […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

(Relaxnews) – Pass the chips, nix the salt. In the ongoing crusade to reduce sodium levels in food, British scientists are working on a way to create a potato chip that releases the flavor of salt that snackers crave before it goes down the hatch. In a study published in Food & Function last week, researchers from the University […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

(Relaxnews) – Children of low-income families are being fed too much fruit juice compared to children who come from higher-income families, says a new US report. A new study released from the University of Michigan has found that of parents whose household income is less than $30,000 (22,500€) annually, nearly half (49 percent) report that their children […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who regularly eat citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit may have a lower risk of blood-clot related stroke, according to a US study published on Thursday. Researchers looked at 14 years of data from a US nurses survey that included 69,622 women who reported what they ate, including details on fruit […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

(Relaxnews) – Fast food chains are doing a bad job of making nutritional information of their menu items clear and easy to digest, says a study out of the US. As they exist now, researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing said that calorie counts on US menus require “complex math skills” to interpret, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

(Relaxnews) – Gold-dusted chocolate statuettes of Oscar, lobster tacos and gourmet chicken pot will be among some of the 50 hors d’oeuvres that will be served to the Hollywood glitterati at the Governor’s Ball on Sunday. For the 18th consecutive year, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be presiding over the post-Oscars dinner which will serve […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

(Relaxnews) – Be it black-and-white cocktail nibbles in honor of silent film The Artist or a groaning plate of deep-fried Southern-style chicken and chocolate pie to fete The Help, this year’s Academy Awards-nominated films have inspired a range of menu ideas for a festive Oscars viewing party. Unlike the celebrities who’ve been stuffed and squeezed into their designer, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Fish-infused cheese, anyone?

Fish-infused cheese, anyone?

(Relaxnews) – It may smell fishy, but a team of US scientists is working on creating a goat cheese made with fish oil, an underused but health-packed food. In a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Food Science, goat cheese was shown to be a successful carrier of fish oil — an underused ingredient […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
International cookbook awards announces shortlist

International cookbook awards announces shortlist

(Relaxnews) – Finalists for an international cookbook competition have been announced and include titles from French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Korean-American TV chef Debbie Lee, and the culinary encyclopedia Modernist Cuisine. The 26th annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards has released its shortlist of cookbook authors and food writers who will be honored across 50 categories […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

Lose five pounds just by dropping soda for water: study

(Relaxnews) – Swapping carbonated beverages for water could be a simple way for obese people to shed up to five pounds. In a study to appear in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that when a group of overweight and obese subjects replaced their high-calorie beverages with water, they were twice as […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
EU, US ink organic food deal

EU, US ink organic food deal

(NUREMBERG-AFP) – Food products classified as organic in the European Union or the United States can be sold as such in either region after a deal struck on Wednesday between the two major trading blocs. The agreement, signed in the southern city of Nuremberg between top officials from both sides, seeks to boost trade in […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Study shows diners who ‘downsize’ their meals avoid the trap of overeating

Study shows diners who ‘downsize’ their meals avoid the trap of overeating

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that restaurants offering half-sized portions helped diners eat less and avoid overeating compared to diners who opted for the full-size meal. “People are willing to downsize, but you have to ask them to do it,” lead author Janet Schwartz, a psychologist and assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Mixologist’s guide to cocktails most popular food-related Tumblr post

Mixologist’s guide to cocktails most popular food-related Tumblr post

(Relaxnews) – A visual aid guide on how to make old-school, vintage cocktails like the Harvey Wallbanger and John Collins has been making the rounds on Tumblr this week to become the most popular food and drink-related post among photo bloggers. As of February 10, the poster-like guide detailing the ingredients that go into 20 different cocktails […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

How master pastry and chocolate chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Not all chocolates and pastries are created equal. Here’s a look at how master chocolatiers and pastry chefs do up Valentine’s Day, from brands like Pierre Hermé, to Patrick Roger, and La Maison du Chocolat.     ©Pierre Herme Special uses : use only for Pierre Herme Pierre Herme: Coeur Ispahan Rose-flavored macaron […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Photos ·
Consumers looking for more soup and salad options when dining out

Consumers looking for more soup and salad options when dining out

(Relaxnews) – The rapid, international expansion of quick-service salad chains marks an emerging consumer demand for healthy, affordable fare and bolsters new market survey results which found that soup and salad categories on restaurant menus have become increasingly popular. In a survey of 1,500 consumers in the US, market research group Technomic found that nearly […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Add dessert to breakfast and lose weight: study

Add dessert to breakfast and lose weight: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that the best way to lose weight is to start the day off with a balanced breakfast and then have your cake and eat it too — literally. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to the results of a study out of Tel Aviv, adding a dessert to a […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Japanese sushi tradition for good fortune tops Google food search

Japanese sushi tradition for good fortune tops Google food search

(Relaxnews) – A Japanese tradition of eating a large sushi roll in silence while facing a pre-determined celestial direction to usher in good luck for the year drove the term “Lucky Direction” to the top of Google’s rising food and drink searches this week. As of 10 am GMT Feb. 8, the Japanese term for […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·