February 9, 1995 |
If you're one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you might find some relief by changing what you eat, suggests Ladies' Home Journal magazine. About 30 percent of migraines appear to be triggered by food. (Other causes include hormonal changes, stress, excessive smoking, even strong odors and bright lights.) Listed here are the most common troublemakers for people who are prone to migraines. CHOCOLATE: It contains phenylethylamine, which constricts blood vessels in the head.
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.
January 6, 2011 |
The students were told to bring in an unusual ingredient, or a dish made with one, and for Justin Graham, that had to be alligator. "I had it once in Florida when I was 7 or 8," said Graham, 21 now and a senior at St. Joseph's University on City Avenue. He arranged for a friend to drive up from Louisiana with alligator tail packed in a cooler and proceeded, sans recipe, to make spicy alligator popcorn. (Flavor some flour with lemon pepper; dust cubes of alligator meat; deep-fry in a wok or whatever.
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.
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.