September 27, 1990 |
Whether they order prime rib, the chef salad or a burger and fries to go, people should be given government-required information about how much fat, salt and cholesterol they are about to eat, says a study released yesterday. Americans cannot take full advantage of the research that links better diet to better health because they get inadequate, confusing and misleading nutritional information about the food they buy, said the report, issued by the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences.
August 15, 2003
THANK YOU for an intelligent opinion on veganism (OpEd, Aug. 8). When most people hear the word vegan, they cringe. I agree it should be available to prisoners. Why should you be forced to eat animals for food - is that a form of punishment? It was also interesting to read some history on veganism and its relationship to religion. I have a friend who is a vegan, and she is constantly having to explain herself. If someone does not want to eat animals in any form or buy clothing, accessories and health-care products made out of animal sources, why is that a problem?
May 8, 1991 |
Depending on your point of view - or, more likely, your gender - Henry Jaglom's Eating is either profound food for thought or an exercise in whining and dining. In taking up the subject of eating disorders among women, Jaglom has latched onto a theme that mainstream Hollywood does more than ignore. No medium sends out a more insidiously powerful message when it comes to defining female beauty. The screen may be wide enough for John Candy and John Goodman, but there are no fat leading ladies.
January 29, 1995 |
If you're looking for a hearty but low-fat lunch, try lentils. They're a modern miracle health food as old as the hills. Probably the first cultivated legumes, lentils have been grown for food since 7000 B.C., according to food historians. Lentils are the most digestible of all the legumes, and the easiest to prepare. Unlike most beans, lentils don't have to be soaked, and can be cooked, from scratch, in just 15 to 20 minutes. Health benefits abound. Just one cup of cooked lentils provides 232 calories, 18 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbohydrate, and only a trace of fat and sodium.
April 26, 2012 |
TREAT YOURSELF to a restaurant meal for a good cause today as Dining Out for Life raises funds for HIV/AIDS service groups. Started in Philadelphia, the event hosted by Subaru has grown to 60 cities over the past 22 years. ActionAIDS is the local beneficiary as restaurants donate a portion of their receipts. Participating eateries are many; find them and other details at diningoutforlife.com/philadelphia . Tuscan cuisine and wine pairings are the theme for the spring winemaker's dinner at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Crossing Vineyards and Winery (1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, 215-493-6500, ext. 19, crossingvineyards.com )
July 3, 1992 |
Manayunk, which is growing in status as a venue for special events, has yet another one on the books. It's called "Made in Philadelphia" and, as the title implies, it salutes the people and products of our town. Next Sunday, the Business Association of Manayunk will serve up some of the best of the city's food, fashions, furniture, art and more. Some specifics: Samplings of "The Ultimate Steak Sandwich" at Le Bus; a reception with Rag- a-Muffins designer Bethanne Smith at Worn Yesterday; early 20th-century paintings by Philadelphians at Towpath Antiques, and appearances by local travel writers Ron Avery, Julie Curson and David and Linda Glickstein at Way to Go bookstore.
September 17, 1987 |
Growing up in Rosemont, Alberta Lodge never gave any thought to how dinner got to the table. In her Welsh-English-American Indian household, food just wasn't very important. When she married Ben Domenick in 1945, she gained 15 Italian in-laws and a new perspective on food. For a year, she lived with her husband's family - "it was sort of a requirement," she said - and under her mother-in-law's direction, she learned to cook. Alberta Domenick, now 63 and living in Downingtown, displayed her cooking prowess at the annual reunion of the Domenick family Sept.
July 20, 1988 |
Can South Jersey become a center for the processing and distribution of food for the entire region, possibly the entire East Coast? Arthur D. Little Inc., a consulting company based in Cambridge, Mass., was hired Thursday by the South Jersey Food Distribution Authority to answer just that question. Of greater interest, perhaps, to the officials from Camden, Gloucester and other South Jersey counties who attended a press conference announcing the company's selection: If the decision is made to build a center, where would it be?
October 29, 1986 |
Now that the Love Boat has been scuttled, resting in television's equivalent of Davy Jones' Locker, the truth can be told: Romance isn't the Number One late-night obsession on luxury cruise ships. Food is. And it's all because of a culinary extravaganza called the midnight buffet - a lavish groaning board designed to delight and impress. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, a top-rated company that sails to Bermuda and the Caribbean, orchestrates spectacular midnight buffets. And that's only fitting - Royal Caribbean is a Norwegian line, and the Scandinavian smorgasbord is part of its culinary tradition.
June 6, 1990 |
Summer is pick-up-and-go time. Go to the playground for an hour on the swings and slide before nightfall. Go to the beach for a day of sun, sand and swimming. Go to the ballgame to cheer and jeer the Phillies. Go to the Mann Music Center to hear the orchestra play as the sun sets over Fairmount Park. And often when we go, we want to take something along to eat. Something that isn't fast food, vendor food or convenience store food. Real food for real good times. But not all food travels well.